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Family room - large traditional enclosed medium tone wood floor and brown floor family room idea in Boston with beige walls, a standard fireplace and a stone fireplace

Edwina Drummond Interiors

Traditional Family Room, Boston

hand painted stripe glazed walls. Antique sideboard, silk blue and gold draperies. Antique Oriental area rug. Upholstered seat dining chairs. Wall sconces. Joseph St. Pierre photo
Family room - large traditional enclosed medium tone wood floor and brown floor family room idea in Boston with beige walls, a standard fireplace and a stone fireplace - Houzz

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sammy4sammy4 wrote:February 14, 2011
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    Kerrie Kelly Design Lab
    10 years ago
    Monochromatic sheen stripes are made with only one paint color, but the alternating stripes have different sheen finishes such as an eggshell finish paired with a high-gloss finish. While you could go through the trouble of painting your stripes with two different types of paint, applying a glaze to every other stripe produces the same effect with much less work.

    Step 1. Purchase eggshell or satin-finish paint tinted to the desired color of your stripes.
    Step 2. Paint the entire wall or area with a paint roller and your tinted paint. Wait for it to dry before you continue.
    Step 3. Use a yardstick and a pencil to lightly draw the striped pattern directly onto your walls. If your walls are dark and the pencil marks are not visible, use a chalk line instead.
    Step 4. Attach a sticky note to the center of every other stripe. These marked stripes will not be covered with glaze.
    Step 5. Apply painter's tape along the pencil lines to border the unmarked stripes. Press the tape down firmly to prevent the glaze from bleeding underneath it.
    Step 6. Mix together 2 cups of the paint you used on the walls, 4 cups of glazing liquid and 1 cup of water. You may need to make more of this mixture depending on the size of the area you are painting.
    Step 7. Apply the glaze you created to the unmarked stripes with a paint roller. Try not to get any of the glaze on the stripes marked with sticky notes.
    Step 8. Peel away the painter's tape gently when the glaze and paint have dried and you finish painting the unmarked stripes. Usually, glaze should dry for 24 hours before you take off the tape.
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    Edwina Drummond Interiors
    8 years ago
    A lazer level also helps with the lines while applying the tape. It saved a lot of time. I did not have to draw lines, but just applied the tape along the lazer line. I did not use glaze, but a gloss varnish. No mixing required.
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Lisa Frederick added this to 8 Secrets to Pairing Patterns With an Oriental RugAugust 14, 2012

7. Pay attention to scale. A medium-scale pattern on this rug contrasts with a much smaller one on the chair upholstery...

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beth2928 added this to Powder Room7 days ago

Tone-on-tone wall stripes. Worry: Too dated?