Crazy About Stripes


Today I am~

I am back after my unexpected break. I have so many blogs to read and catch up on! This weekend I decided to mix things up a bit in my entryway. It just played a little too boring for me.



A little cutie just woke up from his nap…so picture taking was a bit of a challenge…

So, obviously, the inspiration for this is stripes. I love stripes. They are timeless, they can be elegant, and add interest.

I decided to do this on a whim this Saturday. Have you ever tried to paint straight lines on textured walls before? Well, let me tell you, it is tedious to say the least. But, I did it! (Just to give you an idea of scale, these are 10-inch stripes.)

After painting them, I realized I have at least four sweaters in my closet that look like this! Maybe that was the inspiration– I just didn’t realize it until afterwards.

I think it turned out pretty great, what do you think?

I also did a few changes with the decor for Thanksgiving.

I moved a couple of things around too…

I am happy with it. It adds a little interest and separates the spaces between the living room and entryway. I feel like it really anchors the space.

Have a great Tuesday!

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23 Comments on Crazy About Stripes

  1. Jayne
    October 30, 2012 at 7:31 am (3 years ago)

    those stripes make the space!

  2. Jorie
    October 30, 2012 at 7:57 am (3 years ago)

    I’m addicted to stripes, and I’ve never thought about striping a wall! I love it, and love the colors you chose. Very soothing.

    Nice chevron umbrella stand, too!

    • thriftykristy
      October 30, 2012 at 8:45 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks, Jorie :) It’s amazing that something as simple as stripes can make such a huge difference! xo Kristin

  3. Pillows A-La-Mode
    October 30, 2012 at 8:15 am (3 years ago)

    So pretty! I always love your photos, too! :)

    • thriftykristy
      October 30, 2012 at 8:47 am (3 years ago)

      Awhh! Thanks so much! xo Kristin

  4. littlehousebigheart
    October 30, 2012 at 9:09 am (3 years ago)

    They’re gorgeous! I really wish our house didn’t have texture everywhere so I could stripe and stencil to my heart’s content!

    • thriftykristy
      October 30, 2012 at 9:26 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks so much! I hear that! What would have taken maybe an hour tops, got spread out over a couple days. Textured walls are so hard to paint designs on. I should of remembered that from when it took me forever to paint designs in the nursery. I pressed on and did it anyways, and now I love it :) xo Kristin

  5. Leah
    October 30, 2012 at 9:11 am (3 years ago)

    Love that you added stripes but only to a small section of a wall and not the entire thing. Looks fab!

    • thriftykristy
      October 30, 2012 at 9:27 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks, Leah :) I wanted to break this long monster of a wall up and define the entry way space more. I needed an anchor and this did the trick ;) xo Kristin

  6. Healthy Glow Nutrition
    October 30, 2012 at 9:13 am (3 years ago)

    I love it! I hope I didn’t miss your birthday my fellow Scorpio, and if I did, I wish you a very Happy Belated Birthday and all the Best to YOU and yours for the upcoming year and beyond! xoxo Éva

    • thriftykristy
      October 30, 2012 at 9:30 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks, Eva! You are the sweetest blogger friend! I turned 34 this Saturday. I’m such a DIY nerd and wanted to spend my weekend painting stripes on my walls! I received lots of little people hugs and kisses and my husband spoiled me. I feel very lucky indeed ;) Have a great day! xo Kristin

      • Healthy Glow Nutrition
        October 30, 2012 at 10:02 am (3 years ago)

        My pleasure! I am happy to hear that you had a wonderful birthday weekend :) Have a great day as well! xo Éva

  7. Apartment Envy
    October 30, 2012 at 10:29 am (3 years ago)

    LOVE the stripes! It looks awesome!

  8. busyomahamom
    October 30, 2012 at 1:51 pm (3 years ago)

    How do you keep your stripes so crisp and clean? I always get paint on one side even with the more expensive painting tapes. It is very cute!!

    • thriftykristy
      October 30, 2012 at 2:07 pm (3 years ago)

      It was a challenge. I taped with the regular blue painters tape. My walls are textured, so I went back over each stripe and evened out the uneven parts by hand with a small art brush. It was very very tedious! It would have been much easier on regular smooth walls. xo Kristin

  9. popsiclesandpinatas
    October 30, 2012 at 3:37 pm (3 years ago)

    Wow this looks awesome! I love the colour of your wall with the white. It looks so crisp and clean. Great job!


    • thriftykristy
      October 30, 2012 at 4:08 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks, Michelle! xo Kristin

  10. Sarah
    October 30, 2012 at 6:31 pm (3 years ago)

    What a fun change-up! Love it.

  11. Page
    November 11, 2013 at 10:50 am (2 years ago)

    What are the colors? I’m looking for something to go with my navy wall and I like the darker color stripe you have with it!

      November 11, 2013 at 7:20 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Page, it is an older color, but it is Valspar paint that we had tinted to our specifications. Sorry I don’t have a color name for you. xo Kristin


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