Renting v. owning is an ongoing internal dilemma for us… like most things there are pros and cons. Renting certainly throws a wrench in the decor department, but the flooded cabinets due to leaky pipe sink last week made us uber happy to be renting. I started the discussion when I introduced you to Sunny, our apartment in the sunshine state. Rental tricks are all about making things pretty, without making it permanent. Oh, and of course, we try to do it all for free! The first rental trick I discovered was electrical tape.
Problem: How do you add color to a giant white wall with out lots of holes, paint or wall paper?
The discovery process stared with the last box I unpacked. I found a half used roll of black electrical tape. For whatever reason I decided to do an experiment. I stuck the roll of tape to the wall to see if the tape would pull off paint.
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Conclusion: You could see a little paint on the black tape, but when looking at the wall you could not see any evidence of paint removal.
I had to give electrical tape a try. I bought 5 rolls of colorful electrical tape from Amazon.
Here is my loot:
More stripes? I thought the circles were fun, but notice the tape peeling off on the second circle.
Circles would be fun in a kids room or play room, but I wasn’t feeling them in my living room. I think they would work and not peel off (like below) if you made the circles bigger and less sharp turns. Plus, you need to use your fingers to press the tape down good.