DRAWING & PAINTING APPLE GREEN & CHOCOLATE BROWN STRIPES IN AN ENTRY HALL & TUTORIAL
Patti's house is just amazing and she does all of the decorating, herself!! When she was building her home she started bringing things for me to paint for her new home about a year ahead of completion. Then, when it was nearing completion I worked there for about three months doing all kinds of special wall and ceiling finishes that she came up with.
Her taste is AMAZING!!
Her taste is AMAZING!!
Last week I had to go back to do some repair work on the stripes that I painted in her entry hall. The walls/stripes are about 16' high and about 12" wide.
The brown and green shades that she picked are just beautiful, together.
The walls were painted that apple green and was the base coat for the brown stripes. With my ruler and a pencil I measured the width of each stripe carefully around the room, remembering these stripes had to end somewhere. While measuring and drawing stripes you might need to start adjusting the width of the stripes so it won't look wrong where they meet at your final stripe. See all of those corner angles in the entry? That is where I adjusted the width of the stripes-a little less wide or a little wider. I can't believe anyone would ever notice that every single stripe is not the same width. After measuring the width carefully I used my level to draw the height from ceiling to floor...a straight line. I'm always amazed when I'm using a level. It's such a smart/handy tool. I measured, drew these stripes and had to hand paint every single one of the brown ones! I painted only one coat of brown over the green so the green would show through. That is the look Patti likes.
This is the chair that was in the entry hall with those green and brown stripes...isn't it beautiful!!
You can see the dining room from the entry hall. See that HUGE chandelier...this is one of the things she wanted me to paint way ahead of time, It was so large, they couldn't fit it through the double doors of my studio. So, I had to go to the warehouse where it was stored to paint it.
Soon, I will be posting more of the work I did for Patti's new home. One thing for sure, she wasn't afraid of color or design and she turned it into a really unique and
very, very beautiful home!!