Welcome back to the ORC Week 4-Home Office where I am working on DIY wallpaper with tape this week! I am going to use tape, ruler, and scissors to create a wall design that will look like beautiful wallpaper when I am done. This DIY wallpaper project is easy and less expensive than wallpaper.
The One Room Challenge
I just want to remind you first that the ORC or also known as the One Room Challenge is a challenge hosted by Linda from Calling It Home and House Beautiful. Over 150 designers and home bloggers with transform a space and show their progress every Thursday. On November 16th we will show our final reveal for our room makeover. You will want to check out all of the participant’s rooms because you will be blown away by the transformation of each room. If you want a recap, you can visit Week 1, Week 2, and Week 3.
This is what the home office looked like before we started the challenge. I have actually used most of the items in this room but I transformed them in one way or another. The bookshelves were painted white. I turned the rug horizontal. The office chair was recovered with white fur-like material. I made a desk using the two white file cabinets. Curtains will stay and I am using the same picture frame ledges on the wall. We are planning on purchasing a new light fixture, side table, and blush colored chair.
I knew I wanted to add some paint or wallpaper on the back wall so I started searching for wallpaper. The only negative about wallpaper is that I change things in my home all the time. If I go through the trouble of hanging it, I know that I will have to live with it for a while. While looking for wallpaper, I saw this gold metallic and I knew that I wanted to use gold.
Oh Sherry, Such a great idea and it’s so stunning! I love it!!
WOW! I am in love with this noncommittal idea! It looks so good my friend – I can’t wait to see the finished space – it’s going to be a head turner!
Tee at Beauteeful Living says
It really does look like wallpaper! What a great idea. I’m not one to stick to something I like too long either, which is why putting wallpaper up isn’t something I plan to do anytime soon. Look forward to the next 2 weeks!
Wow!!! Washi tape is amazing, what a creative way to add detail to a room. You hit it out of the park with this one my friend!!
Very nicely done! That looks just like wallpaper, what a great idea.
This would be perfect for renters- fantastic idea! Love the way it turned out.
Oh Sherry! This is pure genius. LOVE the gold tape and diamond pattern. It’s perfect for that wall. Well done! Can’t wait to see this room! Final reveal, here we come! XOXO ~~ Susie from The Chelsea Project
Toni | Small Home Soul says
Oh my, that wall is amazing! I can’t believe it’s tape!?! I have to find a place to try this, your office is going to look awesome, I can’t wait to see the reveal.
tim at designmaze says
Looks great!! Love seeing so many DIY projects and everyone is so creative! Fab job Sherry!
What a genius and inexpensive idea to add some glam to your room! I love how easy this looks and it turned out fantastic!
What a great idea! I cannot believe how much it looks like wall paper!
Tina Bousu says
Absolutely brilliant!! What a fantastic idea and it looks incredible!!
You are brilliant. What a great idea! I don’t like the commitment of wallpaper because I am just like you and like to change things too much. Plus…wallpaper can be expensive. This is a win-win on the commitment as well as the cost. Well done!
Nicki Parrish says
It looks amazing! I love it! Have you noticed it peeling up in any spots? Just wondering…
It’s a great alternative to wallpaper!
Thanks Nicki! It has not peeled at all. It is on there very securely. I put the tape on the walls several weeks ago because I wanted to make sure that it works before I posted the tutorial. I purchased some tape that was glittery and it did not adhere well to the wall but I read that this Scotch Expressions without glitter sticks great and it sure has.
What a great idea for those of us that can’t bring ourselves to wallpaper. It’s beautiful.
Jessica Vanderveen says
Looks amazing! Just like the wallpaper. Great job
Jen Noting Grace says
What a cool effect! I love the temporary aspect with a stunning outcome! I would never have thought that this was tape. Gorgeous!
kate smith says
That is such an amazing idea!
Diane Rath says
Fantastic idea-And it makes such a great statement! I’ve really enjoyed watching you makeover this room- can’t wait to see the final reveal!
Jessica | Petal + Ply says
Gorgeous! What a great space. I love how bright and beautiful it’s becoming!