Happy Tuesday Everyone!
Today’s Quick–Tip comes from the lovely and talented Judy Ainger at Vintage Street Designs. I discovered her tip on FB and thought it was a great one to share with you.
Judy has an easy way to paint stripes on furniture… straight stripes I might add!
She uses 1″ blue Edge-Lock Tape and places the first piece in the middle of the surface making sure it’s straight and centered. Working outwards, she places additional strips of tape side by side until she’s reached the end of the piece. Judy says starting in the middle and working your way out ensures the end stripes will be the same width on either side. Once all the tape is perfectly positioned, remove every other piece of tape and paint away. Brilliant!
Great tip and so easy… thanks Judy! I’m looking forward to trying it for myself in the very near future.
Have any other tips or tricks when painting stripes on furniture? I’d love to hear them so please share below!
If you missed last weeks Q-T-T you can find it here and feel free to drop by Judy’s Facebook page for even more inspiration.
Have a terrific Tuesday and thanks for dropping by. 🙂
I am very excited about all this 😃
I know some things about furniture and decoupage…
But i read a lot of new information!!!
My pleasure and thanks!
paula greenwood says
Just saw the curbside china cabinet re-do. BEAUTIFUL!!! I can’t even imagine throwing out such a beauty.
If you don’t want to waste tape start in the middle like suggested and when you get 3 out on either side, start removing & replacing. That way when you’re done you’ve only got a few strips to throw away. Then, when you’re ready to paint whatever the base color is (here it was white) cover all of the edges of the tape with that color so any bleed will be the same as the base color. Let that dry and then paint your second stripe color. Remove the tape before it’s completely dry for perfect stripes every time!
learned this one long time ago on my own. Works brillanty every time! Love your blog and so helpful to other painters. 🙂
GREAT Tip, thanks ! It’s hard to follow all the blogs all the time for all the great tips, that’s why we appreciate bloggers sharing with each other or looking out for good tips.
Hope you’re feeling a little easier now too hon. 🙂
Thanks Chez! <3