Zest it Up
by Zest it Up
5 Materials
3-5 Hours
Chanda and I are beyond ecstatic about the progress of our “Zest Quarters”- especially our new office. We will be showing you more pics of the overall space and design tomorrow for “what’s up wednesday” but in the mean time we are going to show off one of our favorite new techniques for making a wall get that “wow” factor. I love how easy and versatile this project is….

Original Blog Post: http://zestitup.com/easy-electrical-tape-accent-wall/

-Electrical tape
First things first, you need to choose your pattern. What inspires you?? Geometrics? Nature? Think up the perfect design, ideally one that involves straight lines. So here are a few to get you started….tribal patterns…arrows…mountain ranges….tree branches….hexagons. We decided to do small black crosses positioned on the entire wall equally spaced apart.
You want to start with a clean dry wall. Give it a quick wipe to make sure there is no debri or dust to prevent the tape from sticking. Next go ahead and pencil out your markers (if needed) for your design with your ruler and level. We decided to space each cross 7″ apart from each other.
The first few crosse’s were the trickiest- deciding how many inches to make each one, space them out and then you go at it! You are a cross machine!! Time to zen out…then when your pattern is complete use a magic erase marker or sol-u-mel to remove the pencil lines with ease.

And now for the finishing piece….drumrollll…..
SOOO pumped!! I love that you can do this in a dorm room or an apartment or somewhere where you want to paint but aren’t allowed- zest up that wall!!
Cheer’s to easy accent walls!


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  • Marguerite Jewett Marguerite Jewett on Mar 01, 2018

    Couldnt u use the more updated tapes out there as well or even incorporate them with the black electical tape like the others i hear about here n there .im sorry i do not remember the names of these newer tapes out but i believe the one im thinking of begins with a w. Im sure someone out there knows of what they r called lolol but i do not . please advise anyone out there who knows of this tapes name but there are many of them decorated with many patterns as well. Would those work as well or can they be incorporated with the black ?

  • Ttr30262188 Ttr30262188 on Mar 02, 2018

    Do you think duck tape would work as well as electrical tape? Also, would it work as a backsplash behind the stove or would the heat loosen it?

  • Carol rathburn Carol rathburn on Mar 29, 2018

    Does the electric tape stay on the wall usually it rolls or doesn't stick

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