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DIY: Playpen cover

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I guess I am not the only one with a baby and two cats. Don’t your pets sometimes drive you crazy? Especially when they occupy spaces that are supposed to stay hair-free for the little one, like his playpen or his bouncy seat. They know they are not supposed to go there which makes these places even more attractive.

Last Friday morning I had enough from cleaning the playpen once again and decided to prepare a more permanent solution to keep it cat hair-free. I took the sewing machine plus the simplest fabric I could find and started making my own playpen cover.

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DIY: Masking tape wall decor #3

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Today I wanna share with you the last post of my masking tape wall decor series. Previously I wrote about using tape to create your own wallpaper pattern and to apply an eye-catching element on your wall. In this third post I would like to show you some “low-key” ideas – how masking tape can either support or even highlight another decorative element in your room.

#3 – Masking tape frames / headboards

To be honest, until recently I thought masking tape was only used to hang your pictures and posters on the wall. How wrong was I! But already in its basic function, tape can help supporting the decorative idea.
But be careful not to create a colorful overkill. Either choose for black-and-white, subtle nuances or colors that match the content of your pictures or the style of the room. Some examples:

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DIY: Masking tape wall decor #2

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Do you still wish for an instant and stunning makeover for your interior? Simple, affordable and easy to apply? And did my first post about masking tape wallpaper pattern either not completely convince you or, quite the contrary, arouse your curiosity?
Then here comes part two of this do-it-yourself series, consisting of the following topics:

  1. A wallpaper pattern
  2. An eye-catching element
  3. Masking tape frames / headboards

 #2 – An eye-catching element

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DIY: Masking tape wall decor #1

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Do you sometimes wish for an instant and stunning makeover for your interior? Simple, affordable and easy to apply? Then here comes the perfect solution: a masking tape wall decor! Well applied it will definitely change the complete look of your room.

As mentioned in my post Geometrical kitchen decor, to me it seems like the perfect (temporary) wall decoration: easy technique, personalized colours and even suitable for rental apartments. Most difficult part: making a decision about the pattern or object (as there are almost endless possibilities)…

To give you a hand, I have tried to summarize the options in a structured overview:

  1. A wallpaper pattern
  2. An eye-catching element
  3. Masking tape frames / headboards

Each topic will be addressed in a single post – as I don’t want to withhold any of the inspiring examples from you. Starting with…

#1 – A wall(paper) pattern

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DIY: Paper flowers

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January – the Christmas decoration has left and my apartment feels empty and cold. It is not spring season yet, but winter decoration already seems displaced. What to do? I would love to put a bunch of flowers, though in the end my cats would be more pleased than I (for they love to chew on them). Anyway, there is not much choice in fresh flowers yet.

Inspired by one of my interior design magazines, I searched the web for instructions and started folding my own paper flowers…

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