Saturday, September 18, 2010


Jenny, everyone's favorite design blogger, transformed her boring white walls in her rental entryway with $20 dollars of masking tape. She achieved the look of expensive wallpaper cheaply, and most importantly for those of us in rentals, temporarily.

When I saw her quick fix, I was sold! So I ordered myself 2 rolls of teal tape and me and my honey (well, actually, Luke did most of this!) got to work.

This was what we were working with. blah blah blah. boring. we had a skinny little niche, only 12" deep, and 9' ceilings. So Luke drew out a grid and we started taping.
My sweet husband hard at work.

So here it is afterward! So much better!

You like my yard sale bird? $0.50!

I also scored these two prints at the same yard sale for $0.50 too!

You want to know a secret? We ran out of tape! We were initially going to wrap the half-finished wall (below) and the wall near the front door, but.... I WAY underestimated how much we were going to need! You want to know another secret? We "finished" this project a week before we decided to move! booo. But I am so glad we did it, I am definitely going to use this in our new place, and make sure I order more than I think we will need!


Heather said...

What a fantastic little "B", I wonder who gave you that? I bet that person is AWESOME! And, I love the mirror!

Esther & Janna said...

Looks fabulous!!

Glitterista said...

Love this! What a fun project! :)

pve design said...

Sweet creativity keeps a couple together! Love that you ran out of tape.
That is so cute. You will remember this for years to come.

Rene said...

Yours looks great! Love the blue. I ran out of tape when I did my foyer too.


Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I love this!! And the bird and those prints are GREAT and what a steal!! I just found your blog and I am a follower! I will be back!

Lou Cinda :)

i hope you all have a creative day said...

Thanks so much for all the sweet comments guys! I was so excited that Jenny liked my "copy," please come back and visit me more!

Tiffany said...

This is so beautiful! I love the color you chose and the size of your grid. If you don't mind me asking, where did you buy the tape and how many rolls do you think you should have bought? Thank you!


i hope you all have a creative day said...

Hey Tiffany, I'm glad you like it! I bought the tape from (the same place Jenny bought hers) and I bought 4 rolls for this project- I probably should have bought 6 or 7. Hope that helps!

designstiles said...

Love this. I may have to try it.

Lindsay Jo said...

Oh my goodness. I have been complaining about my white renters walls and then I found this. Any advice about how to do the grid to make sure everything gets lined up? IF not, steady goes it, i guess!

i hope you all have a creative day said...

Hi Lindsay Jo! My hubby is an engineer and so I put him on the task of measuring- but he said that he started marking the points from the top left corner (like if you want a 9 x 12 diamond) mark down in pencil 12" increments. Then go 9" from the top left over, and repeat with your 12" down. then just line up your tape and connect the dots! I hope this helped!

B. said...

I love it. gorgeous and on a budget. my favourite touch is the little red bird.

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