Thursday, September 29, 2011

Black or White?

Is it possible to have a BEFORE and AFTER...AFTER?

Well, in this case, that is the case....

You see, I had the bright idea of using this old, METRIC, canvas tape measure as an accent on a white chair rail running around the main room of the Rusty Monkey Vintage Marketplace.


Well, yeah, but something was missing. It just layed there like a wet noodle with NO sauce.

It needed some seasoning.

First, I thought maybe a little black pin striping on the top edge of the wall??? Or maybe underneath???

Then, after a pow-wow with my SUPER creative husband...staring at it...and discussing it, he suggested painting the molding black.

Uuuuggh! Seriously? It's already installed!!!!

Nail bradded into the wall. Tape measure double-stick taped and bradded into the molding...


Option ONE: Taping off FOUR horizontal lines. Top & Bottom of the molding. Top & Bottom of the tape!!!

THE BETTER Option TWO: Remove the canvas tape, fortunately, the brads came out easily. YAY!!!

And then armed with my trusty beveled Purdy brush and can of my favorite Mann Brothers black acrylic paint, let the games begin.

Once dry, I used another roll of double-stick tape and the previous brad holes.

WOW! What a difference a color can make!

That's why I love that man of mine...well, there is a WHOLE long list that I add to daily, but that is just ...well, a story for another day....

Here's a shot of all the trim painted out black - pre-canvas tape install.

This is the FIRST time I've had black trim, but I really like it...



Hopemore Studio said...

That is just the pop it needed!!

He's a


Tina Schiefer said...

Thanks, Angie! I agree....I kind of like him A LOT!!! xoxo

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