DIY: No Paint Striped Walls

  1. Living It At Home

    October 5th, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Wow, how clever and really striking! Your pictures looks wonderful! Don't know if I would be up for that task though! You are very creative and brave to take on these projects!

  2. abode love

    October 5th, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    wowwie- zowwie πŸ™‚ THIS is a great look! I have seen contact paper used before… but this is a really great, super graphic way to add a punch of pattern to any space! Thanks for sharing!

  3. mydesignchic

    October 5th, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Now that's amazing!! Love the transformation…

  4. dwellinganddesign

    October 5th, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    LOVE this! What a fantastic solution to all the "red tape" of the apartment. I love the graphic appeal, and it makes such a lovely statement.
    Well done!
    Sara Kate

  5. Amy R.

    October 5th, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Looks like a lot of hard work to me. I do like the idea of being able to just pull it off when you get tired of it.

  6. Cathy W.

    October 5th, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    The stripes look amazing! I absolutely love your style and your creative ideas!

  7. Lindsay @ hlsd

    October 5th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    I love that you used electrical tape! Such a freaking good idea!!

  8. Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage

    October 5th, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Today you ROCK! What a fabulous idea

  9. Michelle @ Ten June

    October 5th, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    GREAT idea!! So creative! Love it.

  10. Miss Monogram

    October 5th, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    This is such a brilliant idea and finished look is fantastic!!

  11. Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife

    October 5th, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    What a creative idea! So perfect for apartment dwellers. I'm definitely keeping this in my idea book!! Love it!

  12. Stephanie Sabbe

    October 5th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    that sweet man of yours, at it again…

  13. High-Heeled Foot in the door

    October 5th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    So happy you guys like it. It actually didn't take that long. Putting any sort of stripes on the wall whether they are painted on or placed with Japanese masking tape or contact paper takes measuring.

    Once you do a couple of stripes you just go with the flow and it moves rather quickly.

  14. Sweet Nothings

    October 5th, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    you should really start to hire your hubby out. i tried to paint stripes in my bathroom about a year ago and it was fail big time..we figured out i used the wrong tape..apparently regular blue tape doesn't work. it bleeds through..who knew. but i'm lazy and my ghetto stripes are still on my wall.

  15. Dave

    January 18th, 2011 at 6:18 am

    Blue painter’s tape can work well for striping if you use this trick demonstrated on one of HGTV’s “Designed to Sell” episodes. Apply the tape for the stripes you want. Then the crucial step: Apply a light coat of the base color to cover the edges of the tape. LET DRY THOROUGHLY, even overnight if humidity is high. Then paint the stripes you want. The coat of base paint over the edges of the tape will prevent your stripe color from “feathering” and bleeding through. Good luck!

  16. blydesign

    October 5th, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    So cool! I am going to share this on my blog πŸ™‚

  17. Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms

    October 5th, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    that's fantastic! looks gorgeous…

  18. Babs Blog

    October 5th, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Another chic project on the cheap! Love it!
    Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

    P.S. Check out the Design Challenge on the Babs Blog. Won't take much time, and the winner gets $100 worth of jewelry. πŸ™‚

  19. Simply A Farmer's Wife

    October 5th, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    WOW! You are so talented and clever! I never would have thought of using tape!!! It looks amazing…

  20. kcinteriors

    October 5th, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Looks great! I just did the same thing last week using contact paper that I cut into stripes. This looks even easier.

  21. Katie

    October 5th, 2010 at 4:48 pm


  22. Nuit

    October 5th, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    this is awesome!! I really thought it was paint before!

  23. Lissa @ After Adornment

    October 5th, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Very cool idea. I thought it was paint when you did the reveal post!


    October 5th, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Wow, super creative and lots of impact- I love it! Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

  25. abby jenkins

    October 5th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    What a brilliant idea for a rental! Boo to plain white walls!

  26. Mackenzie {Design Darling}

    October 5th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Such high impact for such low cost! Another brilliant project πŸ™‚ You and Jon make quite the team!

  27. Jenny @ Anything Pretty

    October 5th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    This is brilliant! I love that thicker tape is available. Who says you can't do anything fun in rentals?

  28. EntertainingMom

    October 6th, 2010 at 12:18 am

    Ahhh!!!! Now that might just be the cleverest thing I ever did see!

  29. modern jane

    October 6th, 2010 at 1:46 am

    You never cease to amaze me! Where do you come up with this stuff! It looks great and was likely a bit of a pain n the butt to do:) kudos to Jon!

  30. Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES)

    October 6th, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Camila- Wow! You completely changed the proportions of the room! I'm so impressed! What a lucky sister.


  31. Fauxology

    October 6th, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Great idea and it looks fantastic! I do so love the pop of black & white together, too. (BTW, I bought a wide angle landscape lens for my camera and now I can get superwide shots. What do you think?)

    @SweetNothings – I have a tip for you for NO bleed through while painting stripes. Put the tape up and then lightly seal all tape edges with the color underneath. Then when you paint your color over, your "seal" prevents it from bleeding through and you have perfect lines. Voila!

    Great post and inspiration — thank you! πŸ™‚

  32. jenna @ alittlebleu

    October 6th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    great idea!!!

  33. Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality

    October 8th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Camila, very clever idea! So pretty.

  34. Brianne

    October 12th, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    love this idea! we're renting and i've been jonesing for a project – this could be just the thing!

  35. pk @ Room Remix

    October 14th, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    I love this idea, Camila! Downright creative and it turned out looking fabulous.

  36. pk @ Room Remix

    October 15th, 2010 at 2:16 am

    I'm linking to your tutorial in my "did you know" post and including one of your close-up images. Let me know if you'd rather I didn't use your image and I can remove it. Thanks Camila!

  37. Robyn

    October 19th, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    I just included your post on my blog today. It's unofficially DIY Tuesday in my world.

  38. Betsy

    January 3rd, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Great idea! Why not use the same tape to create a chair rail in a dinning area? I have done it with ribbon, but this looks so much easier with the tape. I have also done the ribbon in a childs room … you know, pink for a girl, and blue for a boy. The ideas keep flowing!

  39. Lady Phyllis

    January 8th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    I love the strips for my inclose porch ,but i will be using red on a tan wall.Thanks for a head up.

  40. Pat

    January 15th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    I put very beautiful stripes in my hallway by painting my hall with flat green, then using the same green in high gloss, I sponged over the painter’s tape I applied, using a plumb line hanging from the top to apply chalk to place the tape perfectly. It is awesome, and always a conversation starter.

  41. Yolanda Pena

    January 26th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I did something similar. πŸ™‚

  42. effortless

    January 26th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Just checked it Yolanda! Love it. Amazing idea.

  43. Courtney

    October 29th, 2013 at 10:40 am

    I recently did the same thing! Crazy!! I love it, the possibilities are endless πŸ™‚
    Thanks for sharing!

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