Monday, June 29, 2015

How to Paint Perfect Stripes | My DIY 'Love It' Moment

Today, I'm partnering with on their #loveitmoment campaign where you can win a $1000 shopping spree on using #loveitmoment to share your favorite DIY project on Twitter or Instagram. is a resource that can help you with most of your home improvement projects and my favorite part is that they have a live chat line so you can talk to an expert if you need advice or get stuck midway through a project.  I'm super excited that one of my blog readers is actually building the media cabinet we have in our living for his home.  He's been sharing his progress along the way and I hope to pass it along to you when he's done.  

One of my favorite #loveitmoment in my own home is the wide horizontal stripes I painted in our foyer that continue around our staircase.  It wasn't difficult to paint the stripes, just tedious to measure  perfectly and then tape the wall very well.  The area in the staircase is really tall and being on that ladder so high up and painting wasn't my favorite thing, but the outcome was worth it. I love it because it adds such personality and makes a bold statement in a space that was otherwise kinda bland.  

How to paint perfect stripes
table (on sale) | round jute rug (on sale) | leopard rug | vase 

Another #loveitmoment was painting (some) of the doors in our upstairs hallway grey.  The actual paint color is Sherwin Williams Brown Fox in semi-gloss.  It added that pop of personality the hallway lacked before.

How to paint doors grey

We just bought a new rug for the space, and now the remaining doors are begging to be painted as well.  That's a project I'd like to complete this summer. 

red runner rug

Even though we've gotten to a place in our home where we are very comfortable with the function and decor, I've always got ideas brewing and things I'd like to change or update.  Case in point is our downstairs half-bath.  It's not terrible, in fact, it's pretty good!  We have a lovely marble counter vanity that our builder designed and constructed and I adore the round hammered copper sink.  I'm not crazy about our light fixture and I'd love to add wallpaper or change the paint and perhaps change the mirror. 

Going through my BATH Pinterest board and loving these three below:

Grasscloth in the bathroom

bathroom decor - wood + marble

bathroom decor

What part of your home would you like to redo, renovate, or redesign?  Take a minute to check out the site which includes specific help for your Kitchen, Lighting, Bathroom, Home Decor, etc.  They also have a Learning Center and YouTube page with video tutorials.  If you want to speak to one of their experts, you can give them a call to chat one-on-one.

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  1. I love those bold stripes! Also, the gray doors add such a finished look to the hallway. I sometimes feel the same way- once things are finished, I start planning my next move! You've done a lovely job! :)

  2. Oh my, I love the big, bold stripes! You did a fabulous job! Xo, Stephanie

  3. Hello,
    I tried to find the SW color "Brown Fox" that you referred to as your door color and I cannot find such a color listed with SW.


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