When we first moved into our house a little over a year ago we choose to go with a neutral paint color throughout the house; BEHR’s Tuscan Beige. We both agreed that once we were living in the house and if we wanted to add color we could do so then. Well it’s been a year now, and I’m not going to lie. I’m ready to really change up the colors in our house! So one Sunday morning I some how convinced my husband to go to the hardware store and pick up the supplies (this was prior to looking at all sorts of examples and tips online. Some websites suggested using a matte and satin or semi-gloss paint of the same color. Other’s suggested a few shades up or down of the same color, some did two totally different colors. I don’t think there is a right or wrong way to do this project. We choose to go two shades darker than the Tuscan Beige> Indulgent Mocha. Since the Tuscan Beige was an eggshell we decided to go one sheen higher and used a satin. This gives a little extra gloss to the darker portion of the walls.I honestly can say I had everyintention of painting. I just needed him to tape out everything since I knew I would not do a good job of that! After he spent 3 hours taping out the stripes I was ready to start painting… Well not so fast. He refused to let me pick up a paint roller. He didn’t want me to “ruin” his hard work. Fine by me! Instead I just managed the project (and I think I did a satisfactory job doing so)! The walls turned out exactly how I wanted them too!
- Paint brush & roller
- 1 roll of ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape
- paint of your choice (We used BEHR Indulgent Mocha, Satin)
- measuring tape