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Focal Wall

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

 

A while back I asked for your advice on what to do in the entrance to our home.  It was sort of plain, but functional.  Several of you left comments with great suggestions.  Thank you so much for all of your responses!  I think the consensus was that something could definitely be done to bring a little umph to that spot.

I seriously considered using contact paper to make chevron stripes, but was afraid I would pull the plaster down when I decided to update it.   Instead I used happy tape to make a diamond pattern.  I've seen it done several times and thought it would add just the right touch.


The project went a lot quicker than I thought.  First I took some careful measurements and made light marks on the wall.  Then I began applying tape.

 
I think it the touch to the entrance that I was looking for.


25 comments:

  1. I think this looks very pretty. Nice addition.

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  2. It is truly so beautiful~! I love this idea~! <3

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  3. Looks great!

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    -Ann Marie

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  4. That really looks awesome. Looks like a lot of hard work though and you said it wasn't. I have never heard of that tape.

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  5. What a great idea! I never heard of happy tape before - thanks for introducing me. :)

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  6. Thanks for introducing me to Happy Tape! I've never heard of or seen it before but now I want some! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Hana
    MomTog Diaries

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  7. Very nice! I really like it and it seems much easier than painting or stenciling. Maybe?

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  8. That's such a great idea! Perfect umph!
    Have a great evening, Lynea

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  9. okay Rene...that looks fabulous!
    I can't believe you did that!!!!
    That is some kind of HAPPY HAPPY tape!
    You totally transformed that area!
    And I love the simplicity of the blue mirror and how that ties into the living area!!!
    Just scrumptious!
    Good for you girl!
    I love it!
    xxooxx

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  10. I came here through the comment that you left on my blog, and I am glad I did. Really great blog. I love how the tape turned out. Did you do one long strip of tape or did you do short segments...just curious.

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  11. Q-Bella, thanks for asking, I used one long piece for each stripe and guided it to the marks that I had made on the wall. I did have to lift and replace a few times, but this stuff is great to work with. Sticky, but not too.

    BTW, the first time that I saw it was in Martha Stewart back before Christmas. The have a blog too with all sorts of neat projects.

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  12. That looks great! The perfect touch of interest to that wall. I want to do something with Happy Tape now!

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  13. This looks great. What is happy tape? It that a brand? Your diamonds look perfect. Great job.

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  14. I think the wall turned out great. I've never heard of Happy Tape. It's a great transformation.

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    Allison

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  15. This is so cool. I hadn't seen the previous post but when I opened this up I noticed the diamond pattern wall immediately and thought,"Now I like that". What kind of tape did you use?

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  16. Wowsers! I love the diamond pattern. I totally need to find a small wall section to do this on now. Amanzing!

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  17. Love it! Small wall with a big statement. I like it better than chevron.

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  18. Amazing transformation! I love it.

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  19. I love this project Rene! Any design project thought outside the box is my favorite! I wish I had an empty wall where I could do this! Thanks for linkin' up to FF, I love your projects!

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  20. Well, happy tape, how did I miss out on that for this long? Thanks for introducing me to this gem and thanks for the link. You did a great job with it. I'm impressed and looking forward to trying it for myself.

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  21. Youre on apartment therapy!! Spread the word!!! http://www.re-nest.com/re-nest/decorating/happy-tape-transofrm-your-walls-without-paint-cottage-and-vine-139125

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  22. This is such an ingenious way to transform a small space. I love it!

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  23. That is such an amazing idea. This is going on my to-do-list for the upcoming weekend.

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