Sunday, June 28, 2009

Stripe Me Happy!

Metamorphasis Monday: Take a gander at all of the changes at Between Naps On The Porch.

Hello ladies. Welcome to the "new" mansion. It has been almost a month since my last post. Much has happened since... Two flatbed trucks and 17 crates we are. We are getting the new place whipped into shape slowly but surely. We are also learning much about old houses and small country towns (more on that later).

Today I wanted to share a striping project with you all. A polyurethane striping project to be exact. When we arrived here four weeks ago, our dining room looked like this...

10 foot ceilings and white walls left this room feeling like a flour canister. So, first we painted the walls with a neutral color. (Teague Dune from Sherwin Williams) Then we used a laser level to mark 14 inch stripes all around the room. Next, I painted every other stripe with a high gloss polyurethane. One coat did the trick. The end product is a subtle and sophisticated stripe.

Thanks for stopping by the mansion. I hope to share many more thrifty and nifty ideas with you all real soon. Have a blessed week.

Laura@ the mansion


  1. I have missed you friend! The dining room looks great! Can't wait to hear more about your house & new town!!!

  2. OOOh! You're back!!!! The dining room is GORGEOUS!!!! I can't wait to see what all you do to your new pad!

  3. This is just beautiful! Painting stripes seems very intimidating to me so I am IMPPRESED! This is my first visit and I can't wait to see what else you do!

  4. Looks awesome! Jealous that it is so not post housing. Hehe.

  5. Glad to see you back! Those walls look great!

  6. FAB stripes... I have always wanted to do that in my house.

  7. Laura...this is beautiful. Glad you got settled in your new home.

  8. Hi Laura !
    Love the stripes - so great looking !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

  9. Your room looks terrific! The stripes look wonderful!

  10. It is very elegant now! So chic! I would never have had the nerve to do that. I applaud you!

  11. Love it...turned out beautiful! I would not be patient enough to tackle that!


  12. WOW! That is so impressive! I love it! Your paint colors are perfect :)

  13. This is one of my favorite techniques with paint. So easy and always looks great! I've done it twice now and have used some bold colors too. I really like the neutral color... may try that in my DR! Looks great Laura!

  14. I love the name of your blog! I have done this before and it was a lotta work but the pay off is incredible! It looks wonderful! Stop by my blog for my 100th post giveaway if you get a chance!
    Have a great week!
    ~Really Rainey~

  15. Your transformation looks so nice! Good luck with the rest of the house.
    Mary Lou


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