After Gold Stencilling my downstairs lounge which you can see here i decided that the upstairs lounge needed a makeover too. And being the biggest fan of herringbone obviously that was the first design that came to my mind. I wanted to use two shades of grey one was a bit lighter in color then the one you can see in the picture but my paint store didnt have it in stock and since i have zero patience to wait i went ahead with the only grey color they had available.
But now when i think of it I’m happy in a way because the silver stripes which were already painted on my wall gave it the two toned effect that i wanted. Initially my plan was to cover up the stripes and then start the herringbone from scratch thank god i didn’t because i love the results with the silver stripes.
Thats how the wall looked before i just recently painted these vertical stripes like a few months back but they still seemed bare. I varied the width of the stripes some being thick then the others and that made the herringbone even more interesting. So i started off taping the wall i think i taped about 8 vertical lines and since i had the horizontal stripes already in place it made it much easier for me to tape it off straight.
Then i just went along and taped the herringbone pattern i tried to make it as even as possible with the level of patience i possess. And before painting it grey i went over the tape and applied the base color of my wall all over the tape so to seal everything in. I waited half an hour before i went ahead and applied the grey color.
Two coats of grey and half and hour later i started taking off the tape when it was still a bit wet. I wasn’t really sure how the stripes would look peeking through the herringbone pattern but i think it actually turned out good.
I didn’t cover the entire wall just the area where the niche started and finished because i think doing the whole wall grey would have made the lounge look smaller and darker. To give you a before and after this is how the lounge looked before and how it looks now.
What do you guys think?