Wall stripes assistance Brecksville lady win third place in Earn Your Stripes …
September 2, 2015 - accent chair
BRECKSVILLE, Ohio — Judy Thomas loves stripes, and she’s not fearful to use them on walls.
As an interior decorator, she has embellished frail plane or straight stripes on walls to emanate a clarity of appetite in client’s rooms.
Her adore of stripes – and her talent for portrayal them accurately – warranted her third place in a fifth annual Earn Your Stripes room makeover contest, that recently announced a winners and was sponsored by FrogTape, headquartered in Avon.
Thomas, who lives in Brecksville, used FrogTape painter’s fasten to emanate black-and-white stripes on a dining room accent wall and to revitalise an aged smorgasboard list with plane stripes. Her plan took a room from blah to superb and striking, and she won $1,000 in esteem money.
“I adore a approach it came out,” pronounced Thomas.
Why stripes? “I like a demeanour of them,” she said. “You can do so most with stripes. They never goes out of style.”
The fifth annual The Earn Your Stripes Contest asked DIYers from opposite a United States and Canada to contention before, during and after photographs of room transformations that they designed regulating FrogTape painter’s tape, that has a special cloaking that creates a parsimonious seal, that eliminates paint draining during a origination of perplexing patterns.
A row of judges picked a tip 5 projects, and a open voted online for a tip 3 winning projects.
The Earn Your Stripes grand esteem leader was Colette Montague of Swedesboro, New Jersey, who combined impression to her kitchen a mistake herringbone embellished backsplash and embellished accessories. The plan cost Montague reduction than $40. She won $5,000 in esteem money.
Elizabeth Maria Francis of Brampton, Ontario, Canada, won second place and $2,500 for jazzing adult a bedroom with a geometric accent wall in shades of purple, blue and yellow.
Click here to see a winning projects and a gallery of all competition entries submitted this year. Click by a gallery with this story to see views of Thomas’s dining room, as good as stream and past winning projects. Read a story about final year’s competition by clicking here.
Thomas schooled about her third-place win about 3 weeks ago. “I was anxious to pieces,” pronounced Thomas, who owns a interior decorating association Spaces by Judy.
When she changed into her two-story condo in 2013, she knew she wanted to spin a tiny basement into a grave dining room. As a initial step, she embellished a dining room white above a chair rail and black subsequent a rail, in gripping with her home’s tone pallet of white, cream, gray and black.
When a customer told her about a Earn Your Stripes contest, she saw a possibility to supplement stripes to her home, while also gaining a plan to enter in a contest.
First, she totalled a accent wall and worked out how far-reaching any ribbon should be. She wanted a striped area to be above a chair rail. Thomas used a carpenter’s turn to make straight crush outlines on a wall, afterwards practical fasten on both sides of any stripe.
She combined black paint to a already white wall, starting with a core stripes. She private a FrogTape while a paint was still somewhat damp, and was vacant by a results.
“There wasn’t one mark that bled,” Thomas said. The stripes are so crisp, many visitors consider a pattern is wallpaper. “I have not impressed this adult during all,” she said.
Leftover FrogTape and paint were used to modernise a white side list with plane black stripes. “Now it’s been reborn,” she said.
The dining room plan took about 6 hours to finish and cost about $50. She used Sherwin-Williams Eider White and Tricorn Black, formulating high-contrast black and white.
She finished a room’s demeanour with a white fibre window screen – it looks like a border on a flapper’s dress — and dual white horse-head wall sculptures that pronounce to her adore for horses. A turn counterpart mounted on a accent wall breaks adult a stripes’ straight lines.
Thomas skeleton to use her $1,000 loot to revisit her son, seat engineer Stephen Portaro, in Los Angeles.
Here’s her recommendation to other DIYers meditative about entering a Earn Your Stripes competition subsequent year with a identical project: Don’t concede yourself to feel overwhelmed. Take your time and magnitude mixed times.
“Don’t be fearful to do it,” Thomas said. “Anybody can do it.”