As many of you DIYers know, painter's tape is a wellspring of creative possibilities. Yesterday we talked about the glories of two-tones walls created by this versatile blue-hued beast, but today let's discuss a few more decorative tricks.
• A decorative border. The most recent Lonny featured Lizzie Bailey's apartment in which she added a little edge to her plain mirror by giving it a painted border. She simply placed tape down before painting.
• An accent frame. A simpler, more modern take on the idea above. This bite-size accent wall can be made by taping off a square and painting the interior.
• Decorate a door. I have long-standing dislike for my hallow core doors. This is how I dealt with one of them.
• Simple "molding." Nicole and Colin made their particle board pantry fit in with the rest of the architectural details in their 1940s home by taping off a border and painting the rest of the cabinet the same color as their walls.
• Wall (and ceiling!) stripes. This tactic takes a little more patience and precision than the previous ideas, but it is a lot more dramatic. I keep coming back to this arresting bedroom designed by the Burnham design team.
(Images: 1: Lonny, 2: via design crisis, 3, 4: Leah Moss, 5: Burnham design)