How to Paint Perfect Stripes | My DIY ‘Love It’ Moment

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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Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  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. How many coats on those doors? I put one coat and it is almost transparent. “Duration” paint, which is $70 a gallon.

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