Sunday, February 20, 2011

~think outside the box~

What does a Sharpie, happy tape, & contact paper all have in common?
They all make great alternatives to wallpaper!
Check out this great chevron wall made out of contact paper at
Wow! Ever heard of happy tape?
Check out this gorgeous entryway, made completely out of tape!

Have you ever thought of using a
Sharpie to "draw" on your wallpaper?

Don't have a steady hand?

Use a large stencil......


A gold Sharpie was used here, they come in a wide variety of colors.


Over at Gus & Lulu you
can see this gorgeous bathroom .
Looks like wallpaper right?
Nope, it's done with a Sharpie and an overhead projector!


Wallpaper is such a commitment.
If you don't like it after you get it up, or if it peels, or goes out of style, it's really hard to take down.
With Sharpie wallpaper, you can just paint right over it!


I just might have to try this myself somewhere!
xoxo


20 comments:

Molly (togatherwithlove@gmail.com) said...

I am all over the Happy Tape...just wonder how easy it is to use. I will soon find out. I will post results on my upcoming "before and after" bedroom.
Thanks for the fabulous tip!!! ~ M

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

Such a great collection of projects! That chevron wall is gorgeous! I used black electrical tape in my master closet to create a chevron stripe wall! I agree that alternatives to wall paper make it much easier to change your mind and redecorate!

Red Door Home said...

The Sharpie idea has me a fascinated. My only concern would be if paint would be able to cover it up when I changed my mind.

K~ said...

Creativity at it's best!!
Red Door~there is primer blocker that allows you to change your mind on just about everything!!

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Karen said...

Those are all gorgeous, but I'm afraid I don't have the patience to do it.

Cindy said...

Each are beautiful. I'd hate to see me w/ a sharpie...no steady hand here. Great ideas!

The enchanted home said...

This is amazing...and I am equally in awe of whatever steady hands got the job done, because it looks amazing!!!! Who would have thought!

Jodi said...

I love that idea, because I hate wall paper. I change my mind so often, there is no way I could have it. Great pictures!

d. reyné said...

I Love these ideas!
I have always been a huge wallpaper fan but it makes so much sense to do these fun and fabulous ideas for jut the reasons you listed! (I spent a good deal of the weekend stripping off wallpaper to only replace it next week or so I thought!)
Your inspiration had me thinking...
Than you so much!

Jane said...

This is really easy to do. Several years ago, a friend and I did a children's classroom using the overhead projector and a Sharpie. We used large cartoon-style drawings from a coloring book, and then painted them with acrylics. It was so festive and fun!
Jane (artfully graced)

candyheartshome said...

What a great idea! I especially love the chevron, I've got a bit of a chevron thing going on at the moment...

Tracey said...

So creative...love it.

Mauimandy@The Grains of Paradise said...

This is brillant! I LOVE this idea!! Esp a gold sharpie! LOVE!!

Lily Dily said...

So neat...wow thanks Linda

emily @ the happy home said...

oh, i love this! i have a huge empty expanse over my bed, and i need something to fill it. i think it'll be something like this (but on canvas, cause i'm in a rental!)

The Coastal View said...

WOW! That is brillant. And that bedroom is beautiful as is, but creating that focal wall is even better.

http://thecoastalview.blogspot.com/

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Little Leslie said...

I adore a your "wallpaper". Mine would turn out to be a hot mess. I get nervous and make mistakes, when I use sharpies. There would be smudge marks all over. Not a pretty sight. Congratulations, yoursr is gorgeous!

SHERRY HART said...

Holy Crap...those are all gorgeous! For real! Can't wait to go see how they were all done...

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Keep the faith, my Internet friend.

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