DIY: No Paint Striped Walls

  1. Living It At Home says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

    Now that's amazing!! Love the transformation…

  4. dwellinganddesign says:

    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. says:

    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. says:

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

  7. Lindsay @ hlsd says:

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

  8. Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage says:

    Today you ROCK! What a fabulous idea

  9. Michelle @ Ten June says:

    GREAT idea!! So creative! Love it.

  10. Miss Monogram says:

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

  11. Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife says:

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

  12. Stephanie Sabbe says:

    that sweet man of yours, at it again…

  13. High-Heeled Foot in the door says:

    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 says:

    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.

    • Dave says:

      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!

  15. blydesign says:

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

  16. Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms says:

    that's fantastic! looks gorgeous…

  17. Babs Blog says:

    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™‚

  18. Simply A Farmer's Wife says:

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

  19. kcinteriors says:

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

  20. Katie says:


  21. Nuit says:

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

  22. Lissa @ After Adornment says:

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

  23. says:

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

  24. abby jenkins says:

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

  25. Mackenzie {Design Darling} says:

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

  26. Jenny @ Anything Pretty says:

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

  27. EntertainingMom says:

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

  28. modern jane says:

    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!

  29. Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) says:

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


  30. Fauxology says:

    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™‚

  31. jenna @ alittlebleu says:

    great idea!!!

  32. Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says:

    Camila, very clever idea! So pretty.

  33. Brianne says:

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

  34. pk @ Room Remix says:

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

  35. pk @ Room Remix says:

    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!

  36. Robyn says:

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

  37. Betsy says:

    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!

  38. Lady Phyllis says:

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

  39. Pat says:

    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.

  40. Courtney says:

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

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