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Frame out or color block in areas on you wall

  • Posted on October 11, 2013 at 11:23 am

This is a fabulous way to really bring attention to a wall.  Sometimes you need to just bring some personality to a room … and you may have artwork or sconces to hang inside it or you may not have anything at that moment.  You can also do like I did in this home where you paint a little something special that ties in to existing bedding or other items in your room that may be upholstered with a certain theme.  You can also hang a piece of art or a series of art or framed photos inside the squares as well.  In this particular example we chose a contrasting color to the wall color and just evenly measured out three distinct squares (you can choose the size you need) and taped them off … make sure to rub your finger along the edges of the tape to insure that no paint will leak through underneath.  The best tape to use is the blue painters tape that can be on your wall for 3-7 days and can be found at Walmart, Target or any local hardware store. Masking tape is a no-no!  Then you roll in your contrasting paint color and remove the tape as soon as you are sure that it is thoroughly covered.  It may take 2 coats for some colors depending on the depth of the color.  Remove the blue painters tape very carefully.  Now we took it to the next level and added flat boards (could also be a more elaborate decorative moulding) and painted that in a third color.  It is as simple as mitering the corners and all that takes it a miter box if you are handy or a quick helping hand from a carpenter!  Then you leave it as a color blocked area… or you may choose to hang artwork, photos, sconces, mirrors, or possibly paint something decorative to go inside.  It turns out gorgeous!color block walls