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Design Star Wall Mural DIY

DIY a Mural With Tape

Last night on the premiere of Design Star, the contestants were challenged to make over their penthouse rooms. There were definitely highlights in each room, but I was most impressed by Kellie and Karl’s bonus room, which showed the designers' innovative use of odd spaces and ability to create custom focal points on a small budget. I especially loved Karl's tree mural wall, which he painted in two beautiful blues. The designers' use of contrasting yellow in the furniture and accents really made the wall pop. Karl created this wall by using blue painter's tape — definitely an economical way to make a major impact in a space. You could easily do the same on a wall in your home. Just make sure to firmly press down the tape's edges to create a crisp line. Have you tried to do a similar mural with tape? How did it turn out?

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Elka-Karl Elka-Karl 5 years
Hi Clevernessof you, These directions are pretty thorough. Would love to see your final mural in the Su Casa group! http://prissthis.blogspot.com/2011/09/diy-painted-birch-tree-wall-forest.html
Clevernessofyou Clevernessofyou 5 years
I've been trying to find the actual instructions for doing this. I want to do the same type of wall in my daughter's room, but I've never done work with painter's tape before. Do you know where I can find the directions or can you possibly give me teps to follow? Thanks so much for posting this!
lllinda2 lllinda2 6 years
I did not do a mural but I did a nightstand with my favorite of all tapes...Bullfrog! Best tape ever. I made different colors (dark greens, light and dark browns some beige) stripes of different widths and it turned out as a one of a kind piece of furniture and made my bedroom pop with a bit of a twist! I may tackle a small wall with a theme for tape, someday when I am feeling brave and bold! Thank you, Linda
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