My Hall Update (Horizontal Stripes)

Goodmorning everyone! I am very happy that the "hall project" which we discussed here is finally over. It took me several hours of hard work and effort (and almost tears), but I finally did it! It was all worth it! And the winner of the inspiration photos is..... STRIPES!!! Big Horizontal Stripes! Yes baby, I looooove it! Well see it for yourself how from this....




turned into this....


Much better ha? Brighter + interesting + fun!


 I prepared a tutorial for your guys on how to achieve this look.

a. First I had to remove the wallpaper of the wall, which wasn't an easy thing at all. I had to wet all the surfase with hot water and then peel it off little by little, so that no part of the wall would come off. Then remove very carefully the mirrors...

this is what was left when I was done with the wallpaper...

b. Then I prepped the walls. I washed them with water and a mild soap in order to remove any glue might be left. I then painted them (just one quick coat) with the same existing colour. Then I marked the spots where the tape should be placed with the help of a ruler and a pencil. At this point you should know how wide your stripes want them to be. I made mine at 18cm. each and it gave me at total seven stripes. This is where you ought to be extremely careful so that your stripes will be absolutely straight and of equal height. I also marked with an "X" the areas to be painted, in order to avoid any mistakes on the way...

And there you have it!


Isn't it georgious?

This is what you see as you walk into my house from the front door.
Hmmm. something's missing though...

maybe adding a mirror... aaaah much better now!
(I should do something with this wing chair though. I don't like it the way it is now.
Maybe put a leather on it... maybe next project?)




Not an easy project I'm telling you, but I really really enjoy it now!

xoxo
Olga


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41 comments:

  1. just...perfect!!!!!!

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  2. όμορφο!!!!

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  3. Thank you guys! I am happy that you like it as much as I do!

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  4. τι να πω ...υποκλινομαι στην φαντασια σου .......και η γωνια με την πολυθρονα .....just perfect ..

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  5. looks nice, u should consider painting the molding around your doors :)

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  6. Oh my goodness, this looks awesome! I love it. I'm a new follower! I hope you'll follow me back but no pressure!

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  7. SO Gorgeous! I LOVE the horizontal hallway! It is so awesome! I want to do this in my home! I would LOVE for you to come share this at Totally Inspired Tuesdays, going on now at The Inspired Collection!

    Kelli
    www.theinspiredcollection.blogspot.com

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  8. The horizontal stripes looks great and I love that round mirror! :)

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  9. Looks amazing. Love the mirror you added. I love your blog. I'm your newest follower.
    Would love to see you DIY Home Sweet home.
    Jamie
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

    P.S. I have a linky every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and link up.

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  10. Your end result is gorgeous!!! Can't go wrong with your color paint choices. Please share the color you used. Thank you for stopping by my blog and say hi! I'm following you back! My from Space 46.

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  11. @Space 46 Thanks for stopping by. The paint is from leftovers I had from previous paint jobs around the house. I mixed them alltogether and came out with this. What I could tell is that I only use Benjamin Moore paints.

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  13. .. i love your hall with a horizontal stripes..
    ..it's great, nice to have that cute design of hall

    *_* maica *_* Buy and Sell

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  14. That looks amazing. It may have been hard work, but wow what a difference. I love the colour you picked.

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  15. Thanks for linking up to Totally Inspired Tuesdays at The Inspired Collection!! I loved your hallway so much that I featured it! Please come by and grab your button! Thanks for sharing!

    Kelli
    www.theinspiredcollection.blogspot.com

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  16. wow and wow. Your transformation looks amazing! not an easy project but soo worth it!

    Coley @
    www.whatyoumakeit-coley.blogspot.com

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  17. Your hallway looks awesome!! I love the stripes! And the colors you choice! Thanks for sharing this idea on Fancy This Fridays as well!!!

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  18. Oh my goodness those strpes look amazing. Thank you for sharing and for linking up to last weeks show and share party. Please come back this week and share your latest project with us.

    A mommy's life...with a touch of yellow
    wjwiki07@hotmail.com

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  19. I LOOOOOOOOOOVE it!!! Looks just like my entryway, but with a lighter color stripe. Love the mirror too, it's the perfect touch. :)

    Anna
    www.askannamoseley.com

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  20. I love the illusion this gives. It came out great!!! New follower here. Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party going on right now :) http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/11/bedazzle-me-monday-10.html

    Have a great week!!

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  21. Wow, the stripes look awesome! In my last apartment I painted horizontal stripes in my bathroom. I miss them!

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  22. Really a great job, the stripes look awesome, and make the space look larger. The mirror did really add to the design. Great job, what's you chair covered in? Looks very texturey. Thanks for sharing over at Sunday's Best. Love your creative ideas!

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  23. I featured your hall as one of the favorites from Bedazzle Me Monday! http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/12/you-dazzled.html

    Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks so much for linking up. Hope to see you tomorrow at this week's edition!! :)

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  24. Yes, it definitely looks like alot of work but well worth. It's stunning, thanks for linking up to Make the Scene Monday!

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  25. Love the stripes. I'm kind of desperate to do stripes, but I'm nervous I'll mess it up and it'll be hard to measure the lines and it'll be all funny.

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  26. It's beautiful! Well worth the hard work and patience. I would love for you to show off your stripes at my Show & Tell party which kicks off every Wednesday. You can find the party at mrshinesclass.wordpress.com

    Sharon

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  27. That looks amazing. I am thinking about doing something similar in my home. Yours really came out awesome. I'd love for you to share this project at my party that opens tonight at 8pm EST. Hope to see you there.

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  28. Cute post! I'm having a Linky party too! I would love it if you would link up your favorite posts. Here is the link http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/one-stop-shoppe-linky-party

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  29. Those stripes look amazing! That is the exact combo I want to do. I already have the tan on the wall but I want to jazz it up. I had to remove wallpaper from shelves in a few closets when I moved in my house and it was a headache!!!

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  30. Thanks for linking up your fantastic hall update at my Show & Tell party.

    Sharon

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  31. Thank you so much for joining my linky party! This post rocks!

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  32. Love the stripes and love the colors you chose!

    WELL DONE, Olga!

    Thanks SO much for linking up your awesome posts @ Feature Friday Free-for-All!

    ~Abbie (www.fivedaysfiveways.com)

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  33. Olga, I LOVE the stripes! You did a great job! Thank you for posting at my place! I just finished peeling off wallpaper too and it's exhausting! I can't believe you did it all by hand! I wimped out and got a steamer. :)
    Anyway, come back to my place again tomorrow if you can to link up another project or two.
    Melody
    ChattyChics.com

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  34. Okay, now I'm really jealous!! I tried to do this to my entryway and it was a BIG fail! First, I took down the wallpaper and retextured. But, I didn't let the texture dry 24 hours- only about 4. Ooops! So, I taped the stripes (took hours!!) and painted. And, when I removed the tape, it removed huge chunks of texture. What a mess! I cried a little and then sanded the walls, re-textured the bad spots and repainted. Never did re-attempt the stripes, though. Now that I see yours, I'm so sad I didn't try again!!!!

    Anyway, kudos to you! All the effort paid off. The walls are beautiful!

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  35. I love it! It looks so chic! I have a party on Fridays and I would love if you linked up!
    http://daysofchalkandchocolate.blogspot.com/2012/01/latest-and-greatest-friday-14.html

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  36. Came over from Days of Chalk and Chocolate..just did the exact same stripes!!!! Well I didn't have the awful task of removing wallpaper..ugh, I feel for you! But what a difference the stripes make! Following you now :)

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  37. Unbelievable! You did just what I have in mind for my hallway, also narrow, somewhat long and without windows. It looks amazing!

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  38. Love it the reveal ... and love the tutorial. So glad you linked up at The Rooster and The Hen!

    And I pinned it too!

    :)

    Linda

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  39. Hey Olga! I've added this to my paint color galleries and I'm featuring it on Sunday. Thanks so much for linking up to my last paint color party!

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