I’ve recently become obsessed with stripes. Horizontal stripes to be exact. It all started with a bookmark Jan at Bobbypins Boardwalk featured in her August bookmarks series.
I fell in love with this look! (Click on the picture for the link to the awesome tutorial Jackie made for painting stripes.)
Then on the Houzz website they did an ideabook about horizontal stripes too.
Love those stripes!
I just had to try it out somewhere for myself.
So, now to find a wall I could work on…hmmmm.
Why not the garage wall in the outdoor kitchen? I wouldn't even have to tape it off since it’s clapboard siding. Definitely the lazy person’s way to go. (that would be me, always looking for a shortcut)
So I had this idea in my head of how it would look, and wanted to incorporate the color scheme of the kitchen.
Well, it didn’t come out quite the way I had pictured it in my head.
This was my test patch. Can you tell I just painted around the stuff that was on the wall at the time? ;)
First of all, the black was too stark against the white.
Then I tried to widen the dark stripe to 2 clapboards together, but it was just too much.
I re-painted a couple times and finally settled on Mystic Grey for the dark stripe. Of course my choices were limited to whatever exterior paint colors were in my stash of oops paint.
I’ve decided to live with it a while to see if it grows on me.
And no, I did not take that fountain down to paint under it. Yet.
Or the lights that already had white paint on them from Mike painting the garage last summer. Yet.
And the TV window frame still needs to be painted to match.
Here’s a before shot, taken the 4th of July;
And this one was taken on Sunday.
I dunno, maybe if I blur it a little bit more it will be ok.
What do you think? Are stripes on an outside wall a totally “off the wall” idea?
I’m even considering taking the stripe around the corner to the breezeway. Think that’s too much?
I’m just getting lots of eye rolling from Mike.
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