Guess what I’m going to get started on this weekend!
I’ll give you a hint in the form of a photoshopped image:
Yup, my living room is going vertical! With stripes that is. It probably will end up much more subtle than my 5 minute Photoshop example here, though.
At first, I was planning to do just a satin tone-on-tone stripe which we had in our music room at the apartment. Although we LOVED it in the apartment, people only took note if I pointed it out because it was so subtle. Call me vein, but if I’m going to put that much effort in, I want it to be noticed!
…..So I was toying with the idea to mix in some lighter paint with the glaze to make the treatment pop a bit more. For weeks I’ve been waffling about which to do and finally decided to let Photoshop help me decide. Once I put in the stripes (although I’m fully aware they aren’t perfect here- this took me 5 minutes people!) I was 100% convinced.
Here’s what I’m hoping the stripes will accomplish:
- adding an element of verticallity that the room is severely lacking
- create some architectural interest
- brighten and lighten the room up a bit. With the large scale furniture (that we are currently living with), the space feels heavy.
I’ve already got all the supplies I need to get started, I just have to bite the bullet and do it! I know it’s totally going to be worth it in the end.