Hi Infarrantly Creative readers, It’s Sarah from Sarah M. Dorsey Designs! Did you catch my tutorial on Infarrantly Creative last month for a massive pin board made from cork placemats? It was super easy, inexpensive and makes a huge impact! My kind of project!
Today, I’m sharing how to add a simple stripe pattern to make a big impact. Created with 1″ painters tape and spray paint, this project is super easy and done in just a few hours. You will need: Cork pin board (tutorial here
) 1″ painters tape Spray paint (I used 1.25 cans of matte spray paint)
Inspired by my new Kate Spade tote (#maxxinista find for $40!) I created a similar pattern using 1″ painters tape.
The whole process was pretty easy and somewhat random. The nice thing about this pattern is that there is no right or wrong, just lay the tape out in a pattern that looks good to you!
I laid out strips of tape (using small pieces of the tape between as spacers) some connect and some don’t.
Tip: to tear the tape at a clean edge, firmly hold a metal ruler down and tear the tape
Once all of the tape was firmly pressed down (make sure to remove the spacers), I applied two light coats of white matte spray paint. I wanted some of the cork to show through, so two light coats was perfect for that! (I used 1.25 cans of spray paint)
Immediately, I removed the tape. Once dry, that was it!
I let the paint off gas outside for a while, and then I brought it into my office.
I’m using it above my desk.. later, I’ll add, to do lists, and a few inspiration images and a small calendar. I plan to keep it pretty simple so the pattern is still visible.
Laying out the tape took a few hours and painting took about 15 minutes, so not too much time invested!
Also in the photo: DIY black and white striped chair, DIY x leg desk, DIY gold geometric lamps
Here’s what we’ve been up to this month!
DIY cedar planter box
Adding custom legs to a vanity
A pendant and progress report for my entry
and simple etched glass canisters