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An Argyle (and Utility Closet) Update

Good morning and happy Monday to you!  I hope you had a fantastic weekend!

I spent a good chunk of time this weekend working on my utility closet—specifically the argyle walls.  Let me just say that painting argyle TAKES FOREVER!!  There’s so much taping, painting, and then waiting for paint to dry, then taping some more, painting some more, and waiting for that paint to dry.

But it’s getting there.  I got all of the diamonds painted, and now I’m working on the pinstripes.

Repurposed closet--coat closet turned utility closet, argyle pattern painted on walls

I’m sure it looks like a big mess right now, but just remember that cabinets will be installed, and they will cover up most of the walls.  I’m only painting the small portion of wall space that will show after the cabinets are installed.

Repurposed closet--coat closet turned utility closet, argyle pattern painted on walls

But even though it’s taking forever, and I’m getting a bit tired of working on it, I have to admit that I love how it’s turning out.  Every time I walk by the closet, I stop for a couple of seconds and just admire it.

Repurposed closet--coat closet turned utility closet, argyle pattern painted on walls

There so much more to do, but at least I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now.

And may I just point out to you how this top row of diamonds turned out almost perfectly, with the tips of the diamonds right at the ceiling?

Repurposed closet--coat closet turned utility closet, argyle pattern painted on walls

I didn’t plan that.  At all.  That happened completely by accident.  In fact, if I had tried to plan that, and had tried to figure out where I needed to start in order for the diamonds to end up perfectly spaced at the ceiling, I can guarantee you that I would have messed it up!!

So instead of even trying, I just started with level horizontal line that I placed in a randomly chosen place down here (that I knew would be below the top of the base cabinets)…

Repurposed closet--coat closet turned utility closet, argyle pattern painted on walls

…and somehow it ended up working out perfectly.  Now that’s what you call a happy accident!

Pressing on.  I have another day of pinstriping ahead of me.  I want to have these cabinets installed tomorrow!!

 



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12 Comments

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    Sarah
    October 31, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    It looks really great!!

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    Amy
    October 31, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    So creative! I just love argyle! What a neat idea to add it to the back of a closet!

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    Carrie Ann
    October 31, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    That is looking awesome!

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    Karen
    October 31, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    You have a lot more patience than I do… LOL

    It looks amazing, tho.  Can't wait to see it with the cabinets up.

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    Lylaclare 88
    October 31, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    wowza

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    Kate Ramseur
    October 31, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    You go, girl!!

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    Lynners86
    October 31, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    It's looking great! So fun.

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    Michele
    October 31, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Love, love LOVE the Argyle! SO STINKIN' FUN! You're AMAZING!!

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    Artisan Upholstery & Design
    October 31, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Its looking GREAT!! And way to go with the happy accident!!  =)

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    CA_Powell
    October 31, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    That sound you hear is me saying, "Oooooh. Awwww." Amazing!

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    emandtomw
    November 1, 2011 at 1:00 am

    You're amazing! It looks so good already. I can't wait to see it finished!

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    Lisa
    November 1, 2011 at 3:47 am

    Kristi,
    I'm always in awe by how talented and creative you are.  I'm especially happy that I can use your comment form.  You must have changed your format?  I am loving the Argyle and am trying to figure out if I could make it work in my house somewhere.  

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