Monday, November 19, 2012

DIY Apartment: Electrical Tape Frames

DIY Electrical Tape Fram
One of the major things about living in a NYC apartment is that we have to decorate our home in impermanent ways without making everything look like a dorm room. One way we've been doing this is with an excessive use of black electrical tape. :) About a month ago I put electrical tape chevrons on the door, and now I've used them for frames. The best part is, it peels right off and doesn't leave any sticky gunk behind.

I first found the idea from Design Sponge. They used washi tape, but I didn't have any so I decided to use the electrical tape. (I love washi tape, though. It' so colorful and pretty! :)

DIY Electrical Tape Fram
Here's what the map looked like before I added the frame.

DIY Electrical Tape Fram
The first thing I did was frame the map in one rectangle of tape. (You can see Sean's artwork-in-progress above the door. The frame for that is a completely different story.) :)

DIY Electrical Tape Fram
Next I added an additional layer of tape outside the rectangle and measured in the same distance in on each side. (I used a very scientific measuring tool, as you can see.)

DIY Electrical Tape Fram
Then I connected all of the outer tape pieces with a diagonal strip. And that's it! :)

DIY Electrical Tape Fram

DIY Electrical Tape Fram
A pretty good addition to the NYC apartment. :)

5 comments:

acornphotography said...

What a lovely way to display photos (or maps in your case)! I have been looking for creative yet cheap ways to display some of my photos in my home. This will be my project come Winter!!!

StacieGrissom said...

Thanks so much! I need to do it around some of my photos as well. :) Good luck with yours!!

Emily P said...

So funky and cute!!! I love your blog! Been following for a while. Very cool that you have curly hair, I do too but I have to always straighten it. Love your curls!


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elli by studio34E said...

I love it!

Tee_rrance said...

Ha, instant wall frame! I love it more with washi tape. Now I'm imagining the "museum" of my room with washi tapes all over the walls for the pictures of my dear daughters.-Terrance Siler

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