Beach House Makeover

Welcome to my BEACH HOUSE MAKEOVER!

DIY Decor with coastal colors

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Making BIG IMPACT in a small space!

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I wanted to visually make the most of this  6 by 8 SF room in a tiny beach house on West Island, so here’s what I did…. 

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Blue is a receding color that gives the illusion of open space. ( Notice how I painted right over the crown molding) and you know I’m a huge fan of Utilizing the Fifth Wall. For instructions on “How to Paint a Wall” refer to my video.

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I measured out my accent wall from top to bottom

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and divided it into 4 sections

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A level ensures my lines are straight and helps to mark out my stripes using a white charcoal pencil.

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Time To Tape Off

For best results use Scotch Blue. They make an easy release painters tape for delicate surfaces.

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Tape off every other stripe beginning with the second one down from the top. We want to leave the top stripe the same color as the ceiling to make the room appear more open.

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Begin by loading your brush with paint. I mixed my base color with white to lighten it up a few shades.

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You can also use a roller to speed up the process. Here I’m using a 3” flat sash latex brush by Tacoma Corona.

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Apply a second coat if needed and gently remove tape while paint is still wet.

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“Wah-La”  ….. but this room isn’t finished YET….

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There’s still lots more to do here….

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We’re getting creative and re-purposing old furniture

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to fit our beach house theme

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We’ll show you the process step-by-step

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using Annie Sloan’s chalk paint.

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For more inspiring ideas with Painted Stripes see my video “Incorporating Photo Art with a Metallic Stripe”

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