I polka-dotted my living room! (which is also my bedroom. and dining room.) It took a few hours and a little bit of patience, but for $16 I think the result was well worth it!
Instructions and more pics after the jump!
What you'll need:
- wax paper
- cutting board
First, stick some strips of tape on a sheet of wax paper.
Then, cut your dots using the circle cutter (I used a 1 1/8" diameter). Unless you want to etch circles onto your table, use a cutting board or self-healing mat underneath.
I folded a looooong piece of masking tape in half, then made alternating red and black marks every 6 inches. I peeled the wax paper backing off of a masking tape circle, and stuck it underneath a black mark. Then I continued until all of the black marks had dots underneath them. I moved the long strip of tape over 1 foot, and started placing dots underneath all of the red marks. Repeat with black marks, then red marks, etc.
The tape peels off easily, so it's perfect for those of us living in rentals! I think the effect is fun, but still somewhat subtle.
My kitchen also got a masking tape makeover...pics to come.