Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Painting Stripes on a Door

I love a good stripe, especially in the home.  Striped walls and striped things are everywhere these days.  I have been wanting to paint a striped wall in our hallway forever and have never gotten around to it.  So when we were updating and transitioning our little boys room into a bigger boy room I decided it was a great time to go for stripes.

Here is a before shot below, this was before ripping the carpet up and painting the walls a darker shade of blue...

I went the easy lazy route and decided to make the stripes all different sizes instead of trying to measure out each stripe the exact same.  I thought for a little door it would be fun.  So yes, I just eyeballed it.  Its not exact or perfect but with the stripes being different sizes it works.  This project was really a cinch - tape up some stripes and paint the door.  Simple.

Isn't it so cute?  I love it!  It adds so much fun and a little brightness to his room.

And as you can tell, this is a lived in little boys room.  It has bins full of random toys, stickers stuck on things and homemade projects on the walls.  I see all of these kids rooms on pinterest that are perfectly organized and decorated without hardly a toy in site.  I'm not sure how that works but I'm really happy with how his little space turned out - its his.

Next on the list of things to do in here is to change out the door handles.  I have had the new ones for months now - but they were way more complicated looking to install than I thought so I have put them off.    Eventually he will have some updated oil rubbed bronze door knobs to go with all of the other finishings.  Those little finishing seem to make such a big difference when all together.

Its cool how a little paint can transform a space.

Do you guys have any stripe projects in your home?  A wall, door, some furniture?  Share with me!

Linking Up Here:



  1. Hi Megan! Found you via Faithful Bloggers :) I painted stripes in our small entryway half bath! I was so pleased with how they turned out and guests comment on them often! However, if I were to do it again, I think I may buy the better tape because my lines aren't crisp. In a bigger space I don't think I would notice this, but in a small little room where you sit and stare with nothing else to do, I think its more noticeable :). Looking forward to checking out some of your other posts!!

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! I bet your bathroom is so cute with the stripes! I agree about choosing a quality tape! Hope you have a great week! - Megan

  2. Wow that simple painting project made a huge impact! It added so much character to that cute space!