In case you read my last post, then you already know that I love black and white patterns. It started when I was a teenager on my trips to France when I discovered the black and white checkerboard tiles in old mansions and I couldn't get enough of the beautiful contrast.
Of course you can put too much of it in a place and I have to restrain myself, but black and white sneaks in here and there.
I think it is just chic when you have it in some places.
A while ago I stumbled across black and white striped magazine folders that were way too expensive.
|Semikolon Magazine File Box (not for sale anymore)|
|the Semikolon Decorative Office Collection by Pierre Belvedere|
|Love these bins from the container store and thank you Annie for surprising me with it!|
|Semikolon CD-photo box from organize.com|
|See Jane Work Paperboard Letter Sorter from office depot|
So I decided to paint some Ikea magazine files that I had in my basement in black and white stripes. They are very cheap and made from wood.
I rolled on some oil based primer and white semi-gloss paint. I had to sand lots before and in between coats since the wood was ruff and had some splinters.
I taped off the stripes and spray painted the semi-gloss black on.
They look fabulous and I love them!
And one more thing:
One of the craziest black and white striped projects I have ever done was for my sister-in-law a couple of years ago who also happens to love stripes. We used this bathroom as our inspiration:
|Stephen Shubel Bathroom|
And this is a picture after we were almost done. I have to go over to her house and take some more pictures. It was a neck braking, pain in the ... project. But it certainly is cool.
|This is the room with the red and clear crystal chandelier that she hung from the center.|
I guess I have to go and take some more pictures of the room soon for another post.
Do you have a life long obsession with a pattern? I'd love to know!
Thanks for stopping by!