Vertical Wall Stripes in a Period Bedroom - Yellow and Cream Paint Color Combination
Wide vertical stripes on the walls of our spare bedroom
I live in a very old house built in 1723. When we moved in, this spare bedroom had two layers of OLD and UGLY wallpaper.
Since the ceiling in this room is extremely low, I wanted to visually heighten the room.
I thought of doing vertical striped wallpaper, but then realized after removing the old wallpaper, that I wouldn't wish the job of wallpaper removal on anyone and decided to paint the room instead.
I wanted to choose paint colors that are "unisex" and appeal to all ages, but something that kept with the period of the home.
I ended up using two flat enamel paints, one a light cream color, and the other a muted/buttery yellow.
The colors looked nice by themselves, but once on the wall, and with bedding in place, I really-really like the end result! If we sell the house, it could function as a child or an adult bedroom easily.
To make the wall stripes, I used the painters tape with the least amount of adhesive, a laser level which project a neat little red line where I needed to tape, a pencil, and a ruler.
The stripes are 8 inches apart. I used a small paint trim roller to paint in between the tape and a small brush (1 and 1/2 inch angled) to use in the corners of the rooms.
The room is not complete, as I still need some accent pieces, but aren't all of our homes a work in progress! :)