I do have a love for decorating and DIY home projects. I have always stayed away from wallpaper as beautiful as some of it is. Mostly it is the thought of taking it off the walls when I’m tired of it that scares me. We have all heard many wallpaper removal horror stories. In my old house I did a lot of rag rolling with this Iridescent Pearl Glaze from Lowe’s. I would paint my walls a color and go back and do the technique in the glaze. It always had a nice subtle effect on the walls that I loved.
I didn’t really want that same look in this house, so I decided to use the same glaze in a striped pattern in this small area on the inside of my staircase. My colors there are silvery and mossy green. I am loving how it all turned out. It really didn’t take that much time either – I love a quick project with fast impact! Look below for the how to…
First, I measured the wall length and decided how wide I wanted the stripes to be. I then took a small ruler and made tick marks across the wall – about 4 marks for each side of each stripe. I then took a yardstick placing along the tick marks to use as a guide for my painters tape. I did not draw lines down the wall with a pencil. The pencil will show through the glaze and not look very nice. I then taped the yardstick to the wall so that I had two hands to tape the stripes. I moved the yardstick up the stripe as I went along.
Here is the products that I used – Valspar Translucent Iridescent Glaze and a small roller. I also had a small paint brush handy for the few corners the roller could not reach.
I love how it turned out. It adds a little interest without being overpowering. What I love about the glaze is it is highly reflective. As the light changes during the day so do the stripes. Sometimes it looks light and sometimes darker. It also has a nice elegant feel.