Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Great paint technique

I found this picture on Apartment Therapy. This is a great idea for any room. It's a pretty way to add detail. I suggested this to a friend of mine who had vaulted ceilings. It's sometimes difficult to know what to do with a room with walls that are 15 feet high. A way to bring the scale back down to a manageable level is by painting the walls to a normal hight of 8 to 10 feet.

This idea below is a great way to do that and not have to worry about a straight line and two tones of paint.

Other ways to bring down the height of a room is to paint stripes horizontally on the wall. Use the colors on a paint chip that are in your color scheme. Paint the top row the lightest color, the middle row the middle color and the bottom row the darkest color. I don't have a picture of this, but if you go to your local home improvement store and pick up a paint chip, you'll see exactly what needs to be done. Be sure to use a chalk line and tape to create a straight edge. Let each row dry in between taping and painting.

Happy painting.


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