Saturday, June 2, 2012

DIY Outdoor Project: Phase 1 - Painting the Fence with Stripes

As I mentioned yesterday, today is the day I would be unveiling a new Project my husband and I have just completed. Well after taking a look at all the material I would need to post, I decided it would be easier to break it down in 3 posts. The first Phase to be done was painting the fence. This is an outdoor space off our Master bedroom which is enclosed by a fence with a gate. It measures approx. 8'x10'. I wanted to be a bit creative with the fence so this is what I did:

Step 1. Paint the fence!
I chose White. Boring? Oh but wait! I added stripes!


before

Painted all White.

My line's needed to be drawn with a level to keep the stripe well, level! I than applied FROGTAPE (Painter's tape to be used when painting stripes, available at most hardware stores)

Continuing......I decided on the widths of my 2- stripes, made a new line for each in pencil (using my level)  and applied the FROGTAPE. (pressing firmly on all edges)

Here was the fun part. Adding Paint! I chose Marine Blue and Aqua.


I painted both stripes in each color (3x).

After.
 I gently removed the FROGTAPE.

I decided not to paint the gate. Believe it or not the FROGTAPE worked very well on a rough redwood fence. The line came out fairly sharp and the bleed thru was minimal. A little touch up was necessary. Come back tomorrow........This is just the beginning of the project!

Thanks for taking a peek ~
Sharon :0)

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  1. Wow, Sharon, that is fantastic! LOVE, love the colors with the white. You must have a ton of patience. :-)

    Pat

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