Enter, stripes

Here is what the entry way looked like when we first moved in…Not exactly screaming welcome.   More like, I’m scared.

From the inside shot you can see these lovely floor to ceiling windows too.  This isn’t how it looked when moving in, this is getting ready to frame the new windows new beam over the opening into the dining room.

Fast forward a bit and we have new windows, drywall and new flooring…I originally wanted to wallpaper this area (yes, it’s back, shut up) but at 50 dollars a role it gets a little to ‘spensive for this girls budget, so I decided to paint stripes.  Super cheap, but OH MY LOVING GOD it takes patience!  Tip: have a laser level, drinking helps, but 5 hours in becomes a bit of an issue in itself and make sure to have endless amounts of frog tape on hand.  Another big tip – once you tape off the sections that are going to be painted darker, paint over the tape  with the base color.  This creates a nice seal layer so none of the dark paint will seep under (you can see this in the second picture below on the top row).  No matter how badass your tape is, paint is cooler and will leak under the tiniest cracks and screw up your perfect lines.

Then the best part, pull your tape off.  Avoid thinking about the environment at this time because you’ll just feel guilty about throwing away literally 3 basketball sized balls of tape.

Oh yeah, look there was a new door installed somewhere in that time frame as well….It’s hard to start a blog a year after you started all these projects.  Note for next remodel, start blog on day 1.

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About The Neuzel Project

Neuzel is the combination of Neuman and Benzel. Now that Casey and I have been married for 3 years, we could probably be the Neuman Project, but I still love the time we were the Neuzels so it will remain.
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