Going Vertical

Guess what I'm going to get started on this weekend! I'll give you a hint in the form of a photoshopped image:

Yup, my living room is going vertical!  With stripes that is.  It probably will end up much more subtle than my 5 minute Photoshop example here, though.

At first, I was planning to do just a satin tone-on-tone stripe which we had in our music room at the apartment.  Although we LOVED it in the apartment, people only took note if I pointed it out because it was so subtle.  Call me vein, but if I'm going to put that much effort in, I want it to be noticed!

.....So I was toying with the idea to mix in some lighter paint with the glaze to make the treatment pop a bit more.  For weeks I've been waffling about which to do and finally decided to let Photoshop help me decide.  Once I put in the stripes (although I'm fully aware they aren't perfect here- this took me 5 minutes people!) I was 100% convinced.

Here's what I'm hoping the stripes will accomplish:

  • adding an element of verticallity that the room is severely lacking
  • create some architectural interest
  • brighten and lighten the room up a bit.  With the large scale furniture (that we are currently living with), the space feels heavy.

I've already got all the supplies I need to get started, I just have to bite the bullet and do it!  I know it's totally going to be worth it in the end.