Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Painting a Stripe

It's been a while since I've had a DIY project on the blog! This one I did yesterday for FOUND (our booth located in Slate).

I started with this console we had in California:



Ew to the faux finish! But it has really good lines.

We don't need this piece in our new house, so I painted the piece to sell in our booth. I thought a stripe down the middle would be pretty cool. This was the first time I've done this, but it was SO EASY and turned out perfect! Here are the steps...

1. First you prime and paint the piece like you normally would. I used some mis-tint paint I got from Lowe's a while back in a Satin finish. I won't walk you through this step but you can check out my painting tips from this post.

2. Once your piece is primed and painted and has dried completely, tape the stripe down the middle (or where ever you'd like the stripe). I used a ruler as a guide to make sure the line was completely straight, so my stripe was 12 inches long. (this made things really easy)







3. This is the most important step! Paint over the tape with the SAME color as the piece. This "seals" the tape so there are no yucky drips underneath. I don't care what the advertisements say, there are ALWAYS seepage.





4. Once the "sealer" coat has dried, paint on your contrasting color. In my case, this was white.



I did two coats.

5. Now for the fun part!! Peel the tape off and you'll see a PERFECT line. I peel the tape off when the paint is still wait.. mostly because I am impatient.




(paint is still wet in these pictures)

Let everything dry overnight and then lightly sand with a fine grit sandpaper and you're done!

I'll take a final picture with the hardware when I bring the piece to Slate. If you are local, this piece will be for sale!

26 comments:

  1. Love the way you updated a pretty traditional piece to have a modern vibe. I have a very similar piece that I painted white but stopped right there. This may be my next DIY project, thanks for the inspiration.

    Merry Christmas!

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  2. So so pretty- I love the stripe, I might just have to try stripes on some of my furniture too :)

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  3. OOOH! I really like it- modern and subtle with the color choices- very cool. Great tip with the base sealer coat over the tape!

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  4. Bryn...love a good stripe, and especially on something you already have! That turned out wonderful.

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  5. I love that you used a really subtle contrast for the paint and stripe. So modern!

    Merry Christmas,
    Emily

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  6. This looks amazing! Love the simplicity of the single wide white stripe.

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  7. Looks great! I painted a coffee with a stripe a couple weeks ago! Check it out... http://attentiontodetaildesign.blogspot.com/2010/12/thrift-find-makeover.html.

    Happy Holidays!

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  8. Love the stripe and agreed, the faux finish not so cute! Great update!

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  9. This turned out so well! Great tip about painting over the tape before you paint the stripe! Thanks!

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  10. Pretty! Thanks for the tip about painting over the tape first. We're planning to paint a runner down our entry stairs and I'm looking at a similar pale neutral palette. Wish I knew what the oops sample was, cause it's gorgeous!

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  11. Bryn, love the update. The colors are perfect!

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  12. What a great idea! It turned out really nice!

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  13. I LOVE THIS!! ps...we have the same wrapping paper :)

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  14. Looks great! You should put this somewhere in your new house.

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  15. Thanks for teaching us about the sealer coat! Very pretty transformation. Happy holidays!

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  16. I LOVE this! What a great idea!

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  17. Love this! Saw it on another blog I read yesterday. Bet someone will snatch that up at "Found"!

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  18. Love the simplicity of this piece. And stripes are a really good way to add subtle interest.

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  19. I LOVE this. I swear, I bookmark so many of your posts for inspiration whenever I own a house.

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  20. The piece already looks amazing. Stripes can be a challenge sometimes, but you did a great job here. Cant wait to see the final product.

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  21. it is so amazing what a little bit of paint can do in capable, talented hands! the table is darling...wish i was in charlotte!

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  22. very, very cute! i love this idea!!

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  23. congrats! keep up the good work/this is a great presentation.

    oil Painting

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  24. I LOVE this! What a great idea!

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