A painting tutorial using matte and gloss paint that creates a fun contrast. Click here for entryway painting ideas! We received complimentary HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams paint and Purdy Painting supplies for this post. All opinions are my own.
Don’t you just love a fresh coat of paint? It is a new beginning. Covering up the old and creating something new and beautiful.
When we moved into this house I knew exactly what I wanted to do with our entryway that is off of the garage.
But as you can see, it kind of became the catch-all room. Where everything was tossed and forgotten about. There were even a couple boxes that still needed to be unpacked, and we moved in July of 2014!
Painting and Home Improvement:
While this website tends to focus more on the craft and home decor tutorials, we do have a few home improvement tutorials as well. Like How to Choose Paint Colors for your Home Interior, and Creating an Accent Wall with a Stencil.
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The time has finally come for me to get off my fanny and get this room done! Plus, the holidays are here and I am kind of embarrassed to have my guest walk through this room into my home. So it is definitely time to get it done.
Sherwin Williams and Purdy have come to the rescue!
For the paint, we used HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams Ovation in the color of Georgian Bay. We got 1 gallon of Flat and 1 quart of Semi-Gloss.
From Purdy, I received the Premium Professional 6 Piece Kit, Mini Rollers and Frame. Now I’m ready to tackle the entry way.
Prepping the area to Paint:
Before you paint, you must prepare your area and tape off. I am only painting a two wall corner, so the area didn’t need much prep. I was basically left with a big square as my canvas.
We started by painting around the edges where we knew it would be more difficult for the roller to get. Then, of course, I had to write a message on the wall! Do you do that to when you paint?
The rollers painted the wall so nice. Since the paint went on so nice, and covered well, the walls only needed one coat. Love that!
I had originally thought of doing a stencil on my walls for the pattern, but I decided I wanted to keep it super easy, so instead I used strips of painting tape to create my template.
There was no real pattern or method that I followed, I simply added tape in straight lines across the walls making triangles and different shapes.
This is where the Semi-Gloss comes into play.
We only painted some of the shapes, again trying to keep it random.
After the paint dried, We removed the painter’s tape and was left with a totally awesome pattern on the walls. We love how it turned out.
Here is the start of my entryway, I have a few more fun things planned that we will share in future posts.
The next time you paint a room, or a wall, in your home please share a photo! We’d love to see it.
Our Painting Essentials List:
- Good quality paint is a must! It saves time and provides a long lasting look, which is why we love Sherwin-Williams paints.
- You need good quality tools too. Purdy has great brushes, rollers, and everything needed to paint.
- I am short, which means I need a little help getting the tops of the walls and corners. This sturdy Step Ladder is easy to move and gives me the extra height needed.
- Prepare your walls and tape-off any areas you don't want to paint.
- Paint around the edges with a paintbrush. These are the areas where it is more difficult for a roller to reach.
- Use a paint roller to cover the walls with paint. Do as many coats needed to completely cover the wall(s).
- Lay painter's tape across the wall making triangles and different shapes.
- Using the Semi-gloss, paint random sections in using a paint brush.
- After the paint dries, remove the painter's tape.