Herringbone – against a wall!
How to create a herringbone design
on your wall, step by step.
Measure and mark 1.2m up from the floor and use the spirit level to draw a horizontal line across the width of the wall at this height. Mask off this line with the blue masking tape.
Calculate equidistant vertical marks across your wall; ours worked out at nine 50cm strips. Use the spirit level to make vertical lines at these marks, then stick masking tape along each line.
Now apply masking tape diagonally between the lines you made in step 2 to create the herringbone pattern.
Georg chair from
Sofa Company; copper basket from @home; orange scatter with crosses from
Mr Price Home
4 Paint the entire wall – including over the taped lines – with two coats of paint in the colour of your choice.
You will need
Tip Blue masking tape is stronger than old-school beige masking tape, so it’s less likely to tear when being removed. Its low-stick adhesive ensures that the underlying surface will not come off either. Source: homerenovations.about.com • tape measure • spirit level • blue masking tape • roller and tray • paintbrush • paint in the colour of your choice; we used Dulux Luxurious Silk in the colour Niagara Blues 1 Let the paint dry completely, then peel off the masking tape.