I never know if I should call this space the foyer (that seems so formal), the entryway, or maybe now it’s the “piano room”. Either way, it got striped.
Sherwin-Williams offered to send me paint for one of my projects around the same time that we bought our piano (from Craigslist). So, I decided that it was a great time to give this whole wall a little facelift.
Since I was working with a pretty traditional piano and front door, I thought bold stripes would be a good contrast.
I used the same colors I’ve been using around the rest of our house:
I’ve been using their HGTV line but decided to try the Emerald paint this time around. It was seriously the most odorless paint I’ve used, which was good because I was painting over the course of a couple of days right in the middle of the house with the kids running around*. (My husband even commented several times that he couldn’t smell it.) It also seemed to go on a little thicker. In fact, I only painted one coat of the white.
I also changed out the bird prints for botanicals (taken from an old book I found at the flea market last year) and sprayed the frames gold so they would stand out against the stripes.
(For help with the striping process, I referred to my old post from when we painted stripes in the last house.)
*Although Sherwin-Williams supplied the paint, the opinions in this post are 100% mine.
Do you have any painting projects planned?