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How To Add Horizontal Stripes and a Hutch To A Room

A room gets a modern European flair with black horizontal stripes on the cream walls and a hutch enhanced with bright colors.

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add horizontal stripes and hutch to room
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  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Prepare the walls for striping

Draw a pencil line with a level to mark where the stripes will be. Tape off the area that will remain the existing wall color with blue 2" painter's tape. Seal tape with varnish (basic water based) to stop bleeding, to stop pulling paint from wall and to make a clean edge.

Step 2: Paint the walls and remove the tape

Roll on black paint (color: BM 2133-10 Onyx ). Slowly peel tape after wall color has dried. Touch up any bleed-through with wall color and a roller sponge; keep a perfect line by putting a small piece of painter's tape on the darker color where you are touching up.

Step 3: Remove the hardware on the hutch

Take off old knobs; paint new ones with Safety Red spray enamel.

Step 4: Paint the hutch's backsplash

Lightly sand the backsplash so paint will stick. Paint the backsplash with two coats of Carrington Beige. Attach the new knobs.

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