Her­ring­bone – against a wall!

Home Paint It - - CONTENTS - By Shelly Bergh • Pho­to­graphs Henk Hat­tingh

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. 5 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....

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