To start out, measure the length of your wall and determine how many stripes you would like. There are a few ways you can make your stripes.
1. The Easy Way: Paint your entire wall you lighter color and then paint dark stripes over the top.
2. The Money Saving Way: Measure your light stripes, tape them, and then paint them. Then measure your dark stripes and tape & paint them. You would only choose this route if you want to save paint. Which is what I wanted to do.
I decided to go with 9 stripes. Start by measuring out your stripes and mark both the top and bottom of your wall. I started with the middle and moved out. The reason I did this is because if by chance I was off by a few centimeters on the sides, you won’t notice it as much on the edges.
Using a chalk reel hang the top at your first measurement mark. I used a thumb tack to hold it up.
Run the line down the wall to the bottom measurement mark.
Hold the line at your mark.
Then snap the line against the wall to make a chalk mark.
When you have all your chalk lines marked, tape off the stripes.
You might notice the tape is still up. Well, I forgot to take a picture before I started the next project on the wall…hand painting trees across the stripes! It turned out great and will blog on that soon! Happy painting!