Every Friday, the editors' blog at ReadyMade features a reader's weekend project, which never fails to make me feel like I'm about to waste my own weekend accomplishing next to nothing. The creativity of those projects is just amazing! I was especially wowed by last week's feature, this crepe paper wall treatment from ReadyMade reader Matt Pisane...
Matt was sick of his blank white walls, but he wanted a less costly, less labor-intensive solution than painting. Crepe paper and double-sided scotch tape were all it took to create this dramatic striped look. He used a piece of tape at the top and bottom of each streamer, and believe it or not, he just eyeballed the stripes to get them straight. He also notes the importance of making sure to buy crepe paper that doesn't bleed (the packaging should indicate "no-bleed").
While this doesn't seem like it would last terribly long, I think it's a fun way to temporarily add some fun and drama to a room, especially if you're a renter and painting's not allowed.
For more tips from Matt on how to make this project work, including tips for ensuring straight stripes if you're a perfectionist, read the full post at ReadyMade. You can also find more of their "Weekend Warrior" projects here.