I’ve thought about doing some stripes or some dots or color blocks, like the ones in the Better Homes and Gardens room at right.
We haven’t picked a design, but I thought I’d share some of the inspirations I found.
All these have been created with paint and masking tape. So impressive!
But there are some tips to keep in mind when trying to replicate one of these ideas.
First, you a high quality tape. The entire design depends on how well your tape holds to the wall.
To make it even more likely that you’ll get a clean line, brush a clear glaze onto the edges of the tape to seal it.
“The glaze works like lip liner does with lipstick, preventing the paint from seeping beneath the tape,” BHG says. “Allow the glaze to dry according to manufacturer instructions.”
You should really use the glaze no matter what design you’re trying, even though it adds an extra step and a little more time. It will be worth it!
Look at the complicated paint treatment below. I’m not sure I could get the blocks above straight, let alone the lines below. It was featured on BHG as well.
”Create 18-inch squares divided by horizontal and vertical stripes spaced 3 inches apart,” BHG says. “For best results add angled lines last.”
I think I would need to try something simpler – like maybe some stripes.
I found the inspiration photos below at MyHomeIdeas (left) and HGTV. I like both the very pale, almost neutral stripes,and the bright contrasty ones too. And I can’t decide whether I like the vertical or horizontal ones better.
Finally, I love this diamond pattern, especially with the little upholstery tacks added in the corners. I don’t think it’s what I’m looking for but it would be adorable in a playroom – well, until the kids starting pulling out the tacks!
What do you think?
Have you ever tried a taped, wall treatment? And if so, how did it go.
We’d love to see your photos!
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