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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Vintage Laundry Studio Redo


I created this pattern on my studio wall at The Vintage Laundry Studios in Austin, Texas for two reasons. One being that I just felt this large expanse of wall needed some interest. And secondly, I love the tone on tone effect that it has.


I began with painting my wall Musical Mist (150c-1) flat interior by Behr. Then I took a long level and measured one of the octagon shapes out on a centered place on the wall and placed 2.5" painters tape along the inside of the shape. The octagon is 20" x 20" at horizontal and vertical bars. Then I added a 10" square to the sides and top and bottom and then just expanded on that until the wall was full.



After all the tape was down I used a matte medium to seal the edges of the tape, so that the top color wouldn't bleed under the tape. I let that dry thoroughly and then painted over the whole wall with Hawaiian Shell (150C-2) by Behr .




Let dry again and remove tape and presto! a beautiful wall with a great graphic "Jonathan Adler-esque" look to it! It took me about 12 -14 hrs to do from start to finish and the cost was about $50.




I love how it looks and I'm proud that I actually finished a project that I started! Wooo!Hoo!
Check back with me in the following days - I have more groovy projects for vintage finds.

18 comments:

jess@thehomebound said...

Wow, what a great job! Seriously, I'm impressed.

hello,my name is jessica. said...

stellar job, i love it!

The Vintage Laundry said...

Thanks both jess@thehomebound and hello,my name is jessica! Hope you both had a great Thansgiving.

Gis said...

IM PRE SSIVE!!!
i feel like doing this at home!!
thanks for a wonderful decoration tutorial :D :D

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

This is fabulous, thanks tons for sharing! I'll be linking.

vintagelaundress said...

Thanks Rachel and thanks for the link! I'm so excited!

Michelle@Everyday Celebrating said...

WOW! That is gorgeous!!!!

vintagelaundress said...

Thanks Michelle! I'm loving the hanger ribbon organizer on your blog - good thinkin'!

Lindsay said...

I hope you don't mind, I was soooooo impressed by this that I featured your work and directions on my blog, and directed people to check out your blog and store!

Totally beautiful work,

vintagelaundress said...

Thanks Lindsay! Thanks for featuring me and directing people to my blog - you're the best!

sarathira sukiman said...

this is just simply gorgeous! you aced it!

vintagelaundress said...

Thanks sarathira! I'm beginning a similar project on my daughter's bedroom wall using circles - check back for photos and how to info.

Tammy Kennedy said...

Could you share the medium you used to seal the tape before painting the top coat? I've always hated the bleed through and didn't realize there was such a medium! LOVE the room and totally stealing your idea for my son's upcoming "big boy" room! :)

vintagelaundress said...

Thanks Tammy! I used Liquetex Matt Matte Medium - I think I got it at Michael's or Hobby Lobby. I bet your son's room will look great!

Capree said...

This looks AMAZING!! I love the tone-on-tone aspect, especially. Really well done!

Tammy@InStitches said...

I love this and can't believe you did it with tape, it's amazing !

lisaroyhandbags said...

this is really stunning! I can't believe that all it took was some tape and patience! :)

casey at loft and cottage said...

I am totally impressed! Love the pattern.