Decor It: Bedroom Makeover – Bold Stripes with ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape
I was ecstatic when a rep from 3M asked me if I’d like to do a DIY on my blog using ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape with Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector. As it just so happened, I had a vision for my bedroom that included bold stripes so painter’s tape was right up my alley.
The tape is supposed to work on a variety of surfaces, is easily removed without leaving residue, and most importantly features Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector for super sharp paint lines. I still wasn’t sure how this tape could be any different/better than other brands of painter’s tape, until I watched the video that explains how the Edge-Lock works. Pretty awesome!
For my first project, I wanted to start small, so I painted a plain white lampshade that needed some character.
I started by measuring the lampshade and decided how wide I wanted my stripes to be. With a pencil, I marked where each stripe should go.
I marked all the way around the lampshade, every 2 inches to make sure my stripes would be even. Because the circumference of my lampshade was so small, I couldn’t wrap the tape around evenly in one piece. Instead, I used smaller pieces, making sure they matched up with the marked lines.
After taping off the first stripe, I began painting. A sponge brush worked great for this.
You can remove the tape as soon as you are finished painting but if you are prone to accidents, wait until the paint dries (I am prone to accidents but I’m also impatient). Look – no tape residue on my fabric lampshade. Sweet!
Continue taping off the colored stripes and paint one at a time. Wait for one stripe to dry before moving on to the next.
While I was waiting for my lampshade to dry, I worked on my curtain. There are actually supposed to be 2 curtains, but I didn’t finish the second one in time for this post.
I spread my curtain out over my craft table but you can also spread it out on the floor. Don’t forget to put some plastic underneath because the paint WILL seep through.
I started by figuring out how wide I wanted my stripes to be (based on the total length of the curtain) and started measuring. I marked both sides of the curtain so that I could create a straight line using tape. *Remember, the edge of your tape always lines up with the colored stripe, so your white stripes will actually appear smaller once your tape is in place.
I used a spongy paint roller and started rolling on paint for every other stripe (leaving a white stripe in between each one). If you are working in a small space, you may just want to paint a couple stripes at a time, letting them dry in between.
After your stripe is finished, you can pull the tape away (again, if prone to accidents, wait until your stripes are dry before you do this). I couldn’t wait, and I was excited to see such a nice clean line. YAY!
Continue painting until all of your stripes are filled in. After your curtain is completely dry, it is ready to hang.
I couldn’t be more happy with the results! I am loving my new bold stripes.
But that’s not all, I also painted stripes on one wall in my bedroom. Although the ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape works great alone, my walls are pretty textured, so I used this technique. The ScotchBlue website also has some helpful hints for painting stripes on walls.
I love it! I still have a few small projects to finish but I promise to show a full 360 degree view when I’m done.
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