Three years ago I tackled one of my most ambitious DIY projects ever of wrapping our entry with stripes.
The reason I’m re-visiting “my proudest DIY moment” is because Part Select is holding a contest for bloggers to post and submit a noteworthy project and potentially win $5,000.00 worth of new GE Appliances!
Our home was a “tract home” meaning it was visually B-O-R-I-N-G! Feeling a slight allergic reaction to having an identical home that looked like everyone else’s I knew I needed to give it some personality. The house had quite a grand entryway which I envisioned wrapping in stripes. The “three-day project” actually took three weeks, every night from 7pm-12am.
We measured each line with a ruler and level to make sure the lines were even. Then we used Frog Tape, (which was perfect because there was no bleeding under the tape) to mark off the stripes. Last, we painted the grey between the tape, alternating every other stripe.
Talk about tedious!
Now when you enter it’s far from looking like every other house on the block anymore.
People always ask about the layout and where the hall leads to.
At the end of the hallway is the living/dining room.
Another DIY feature we made was this message board which we created with magnetic and chalkboard paint. It’s perfect for displaying calendars items, making lists of things to-do and keeping us informed of important upcoming events.
We also created a little breakfast nook, giving the space more use than just a means from here to there. It’s much closer than walking all the way around to the dining table and a great little place for kids to do homework while I’m doing dinner.
I’ll think long and hard about doing stripes again but it was well worth it in the end. It’s a space that makes me happy and proud.
Hey there! I’m Michelle; I’m an Passionate DIY’er and in constant pursuit of how to bring beauty to my house full of men (3 boys + 1 hubby). Stick around and see what I’ve got up my hard-working sleaves!