Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Double Stick Tricks

I did a little project this afternoon to cover up what I have concluded to be the most depression inducing brown paint color ever. It is mind baffling bad. So, I found some double stick tape in my stash and a scrap of bindweed wallpaper, and I went for it. [For those to whom I've promised to be more mindful of my budget, please note the non-name brand tape...]

This brown is WAY worse in person. Baaah.

Just got some scissors for cutting, a pencil for marking and what should have been a straight edged ruler for measuring but I couldn't face going down to my storage unit to find one. See... that's how lazy and depressed that paint color makes me. I'm not myself around it to enough to properly do a wallpaper project. So sad.

I basically just measured the wallpaper to fit in the spaces and then cut out the rectangles to allow for the pattern to meet up and be continuous between the shelving. Next, I put strips of tape on to the offending walls, rolled the wallpaper backwards and then just rolled it out, pushing it onto the tape from left to right.

I could probably have done a better job, but that brown caused me to lose my ability to pay attention to detail. Okay, okay, I've never actually had that ability. But, I don't think it looks too bad. Plus, I've always loved Bindweed so I'm excited to finally have it up in my space!

Here's the other side of the bathroom. I think it all kind of works.

Double stick tape is where it is at. My next project involves a headboard of sorts. Stay tuned...

7 comments:

Tricia Rose said...

Don't be depressed, you have done such a lovely project! I'm so happy to see you use bindweed in an artistic and positive way - what a pest it is!

(PS I edited this and took out the swear words)

Christiana said...

Ha! Thank you, Tricia. I'm feeling much more energized now that the brown is gone. I actually had to edit out a swear word of two from the post... Funny :)

mamichan said...

it looks great!
is that chanel glossimer in spark on your shelf?

Christiana said...

Thanks! Yep, good eye :)

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

You go, girl, with your Walgreen's double stick tape! ;) It looks a million times better and definitely works with the rest of the room. Oh, and I want your shower curtain!

Christiana said...

Thanks, Ally! Oh, the shower curtain is just some old lace that was dyed black :)

SpoedieZ said...

wauw, looks great! very good idea