Design Trend No. 4
This trend embodies all of the activities that enhance our lives and make us whole – spending time with family, reading a good book, listening to music, watching your favorite show or playing a board game. Create a space that works for all these meaningful, happy moments.
Torie is the content creator behind ScotsHill House. ScotsHill House, was born out of her love for creating pretty spaces on a budget. She loves to add personal touches to her home through DIY and Home Décor. A wife and mom of three, Torie loves working on her DIY projects as a fun get away from her 9-5
I am excited to be participating in the Frog Tape Paint Over Challenge. We are in the process of making over our media room and the first project on the list is to build the bar area.
First step was to cover the walls with hardboard panels. We have textured walls that need to be covered prior to applying any type of wall molding or treatment.
The next step was to sand down the areas where panels were joined.
Once complete, molding was applied in the pattern of a picture frame. One of my tried-and-true methods when making over a wall is to use Frog Tape to map the layout. This allows me to see what the design looks like prior to making more permanent changes. I used base cap primed molding to create the desired look.
The next step was to apply the first coat of paint. Paint choice for this project is Inkwell by Sherwin Williams (SW 6992) in eggshell. Inkwell is a deep rich navy color that also has a hint of black. It was the perfect choice for our room.
In the meantime, I started building the floating shelves and bar top using plywood and Varathane stains. The first coat was Golden Oak, a light coat of Sunbleached next and a second coat of Golden Oak.
Using brackets that were built from 2X2s the shelves and bar top were attached to the wall by locating the studs and using those as anchors for the shelves.
I chose to do a subtle pattern on the wall with horizontal stripes. This required carefully measuring each line and applying Frog Tape in intervals. Once the tape was applied. I painted over the tape using Inkwell in a high gloss to achieve the desired look.
I also added extra seating with dipped stools. I accomplished this by taping the legs of the stool about 5 inches from the bottom with Frog Tape and covering the stool in a trash bag leaving only the area that need to be painted exposed. It was a quick and easy project using spray paint to paint the legs.
Overall this project was everything that I hoped it will be. I am so excited to have partnered with Frog Tape to bring this project to life. Looking forward to making memories with our family in this relaxing space.
FrogTape® is the only painter's tape treated with PaintBlock Technology. PaintBlock is a super-absorbent polymer which reacts with latex paint and instantly gels to form a micro-barrier that seals the edges of the tape, preventing paint bleed.