Closet door makeover using electrical tape

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I think I officially have a problem…I’m running around my house lately with at least 3 different colors of duck tape in hand wondering what I can slap it on.   It has quickly become an addiction much like my addiction to contact paper because it’s my favorite way to update something; it’s quick. easy. temporary.  In case you’re new here, these are a few things I’ve updated with duck tape recently:

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I stuck bright orange duck tape to the front of each drawer knob for a punch of color+funkiness in my son’s room.

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I added “racing stripes” to my son’s IKEA boxes using red+white duck tape.

I’m back in my son’s room again for this latest idea.  My inspiration came from this amazing image I came across:

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Her IKEA makeover was right up my alley (she used black electrical tape to create the stripes you see)!  While we are on the subject of IKEA I recently spotted these lovelies and only wished they were sold online:

MARMORBLAD Curtains, 1 pair IKEA The curtains let the light through but provide privacy so they are perfect to use in a layered window solution.

I’m clearly a linear person, huh?  Obviously I was motivated to re create this look and what better place than my son’s closet doors!  To me, they are just another canvas to “paint.”  Not literally of course.  So I grabbed my black electrical tape and went to town on his closet.

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There was NO measuring involved, just eyeballing and using the ridges of the raised panels as my guide.  For the first line I simply ran a strip of tape along the edge of the raised panel.  Electrical tape is perfect for this, as it’s a little stretchy and gives you a nice straight line.

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You can see I first started this little makeover with a horizontal strip of tape at the top of the door.  I ran two strips of tape along the top and both sides of the door for a nice graphic look.  Don’t ask me why, but I decided to put one piece of tape along the bottom of the door.  I guess I don’t like things too perfect.  :-)

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Thirty minutes later and I was done!  I will finish the other door tomorrow.  Oh who am I kidding…I’ll probably finish it sometime next week.  Have a great day!

 

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