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Tuesday
Aug132013

Washi Tape Striped Wall

I knew that I wanted to do something powerful in our tiny downstairs bathroom. It's so tiny and so, so boring. I thought about painting it, maybe chalkboard paint or polka dots, but having to repaint that cramped little space seemed like a hassle in 10 months when we might move again. And then I saw this post by A Beautiful Mess and a lightswitch clicked on. Washi tape stripes! Yes! Cue the epic music!

I'm telling you our powder room is tiny (so I apoligize for the one-angled photos, that's the only angle there is.) and now it just feels special. The tape lays very flush with the wall and looks pretty much just like paint, but when we move we can easily just peel that off and move on with our lifes. And it was much cheaper than renter's wallpaper.

The hardest part was just starting. I ordered mt x CASA Interior Washi Tape in black over a month ago, but the project felt very overwhelming and math-focused. I would get all excited at work thinking about taking it on when I got home, then would get home and think about all that measuring and my brain would start to hurt. So one day when I had off from work, I decided to just do it

I started trying to line the tape up with the side of the wall and quickly realized the walls were not straight. To make that less evident, I put my first piece in the corner with half on the side wall and half on the actual wall I was doing. That hid that it wasn't perfectly straight. 

My process was to semi-wing it, semi-use the flat-edge from my fabric cutting mat (but any ruler would do). After getting the first stripe down, I measured about 4 inches, made a mark and started laying the next stripe. From there, I eyeballed it. Since the tape was wide, I found it hard to match any marks I made to keep it straight all the way down. And it didn't need to be perfect, I'm certainly no perfectionist. And, it ended up coming out pretty straight anyway! (A+)

Getting the tape to lay flat is tricky and take a few mess-ups to get right. You have to move slowly and start at the top and work your way down. I found it helped to keep the roll in my hands parallel to the ground and not pull one side further than the other. Smooth out any air bubbles as you go, pushing them down or to either side. A few times I ended up with small creases, but just rub them until they are flat enough to be unnoticeable. 

After all the stripes are up, use an Exacto knife to make a clean cut at the ceiling, side, and bottom. 

And that's it! I'm very much loving it and for how long I put this project off, it was fairly easy!

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Reader Comments (14)

It turned out great! It would be fun to try with all sorts of different colors and patterns, too!

-Becca
Ladyface Blog

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBecca

This is such a great DIY! I would love to do this somewhere in my house. xx. McKenna Lou

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMcKenna Lou

Wow! What a difference! It really doesn't take much to make such a small space pop :)

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarine

what a brilliant idea! this looks fabulous!
xx

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpetal and plume

Hi Diana - KUDOS! This is absolutely perfect for the space. Don't you love it when a plan comes together? Hugs, Holly @ coconutheadsurvivalguide

August 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

This is so amazing. Such a clever idea!!

August 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrandi

ok, that's truly awesome and I love the rentability factor of it all. are you having any trouble with it peeling up or anything? you'll have to let us know how it holds up. well done!

August 19, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterthe cape on the corner

I was sent this way via today's link party from Allison @ HouseofHepworths...love this idea! My husband and I are renters, and this is such an easy way to spruce up a room without having too much to clean up when it's time to move. Our landlord was nice enough to let us paint, but this would be an awesome way to add a little extra something without totally freaking him out! What do you think of using stencils to cut out shapes from the tape for a patterned wall? My mind is totally exploding with ideas...

XO, Gabriella
The Craft Queen

August 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGabriella

I think that would be a great idea! It would take more time, but I bet it would look rather impressive. They sell wider rolls too; that might make it a bit easier. Good luck!

August 22, 2013 | Registered CommenterDiana Campeggio

Awesome idea and perrrrfect for Military families. Can you tell me approximately how many rolls you used for this project?

August 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRho

you do realize you can get the mt casa tape in the US from mt CASA right?

August 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLinzy

Hi Rho,

I used one whole roll for this little wall.

August 26, 2013 | Registered CommenterDiana Campeggio

I didn't even know the made washi in this size!!! We have a wall that totally needs this treatment in the bathroom. I think I found our solution. :) Pinned!

Thanks girl!

Kylie

August 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKylie Helm

Whoa, super cute! This turned out amazing. I hear you about math based projects...I hate em but mostly because I'm so not good at them. *sigh* Looks like you pulled this one off just fine though. :)

October 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMolile

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