You did what? Electrical tape striped wall

I’m loving my new series, You did what? It’s been fun to search the web and find unique ways that people have tackled DIY projects.

It made me realize that I never shared my favorite unique DIY project. It’s from a couple of years ago, but it’s still a favorite of mine.

My sister had moved into an apartment and I was asked to inject a bit of personality into the space. Of course since it was a rental we couldn’t do any paint so I needed to be creative. I wanted something bold and decided stripes were the way to get the look I wanted.

No paint? No problem? I used 2″ wide electrical tape instead. I tested out the tape in a couple of different wall surfaces and found that it didn’t do any damage.

Take a peek:

Close up:

For full DIY instructions head over here.

Removal is not an issue on older plaster walls. We did find that on newer walls it’s best to use a hair dryer on the tape during removal in order to get the adhesive a bit sticky and ease with the removal for a clean finish.

Loved this use of electrical tape on a door as well:

{ Image via Poppytalk}

Black and white walls not your cup of tea? Don’t worry you can find metallic tape here. I’ve never used the metallic tape so I’m not sure how easily it would come off the wall.

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7 Responses to You did what? Electrical tape striped wall

  1. Leslie says:

    I am in the process of making a black and white room and these diy’s are soo inspirational!!

  2. Tracy K says:

    I just did this!
    http://dollarsandsensedecor.com/2012/10/diy-diamond-wall/

    Love your blog btw! The design,decor,fashion, & of course baby posts!

  3. madina aryeh says:

    Fabulous idea. I am in love with the door design

  4. Sofia says:

    I’ve never thought of decorating/painting the door, this pattern looks awesome!

  5. Shut the front door! Fabulous. I’ve done a post on other tapes since they are now coming in so many different colors but haven’t found anyone who had it on long enough to experience a problem removing.

  6. Absolutely LOVE this idea! Always used electrical tape for my Irish dance shoes, but I never would have thought to put it on a wall. So smart!

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