I am so excited to show you all our guest room! We have our first round of guest coming to stay really soon so this room gets pretty high priority on my To Do list. I wanted this room to have a cool boutique b+b vibe. What could be more hip than a geometric wall mural?
We started out with some basic furnishings from Ikea, including this awesome geometric light shade from their temporary collections. I think this guy might inspire a few more projects here in the future, so look for that.
I couldn’t just let that big blank wall stand empty for long. And, since we’re renting, I am trying to not paint any walls (but stay tuned). Masking tape or washi tape is the perfect solution. I found a few rolls for cheap at the local Lagerhus in my favorite, GOLD!
– 2 rolls of gold masking tape, 15mm x 10m (I used about 1 and 3/4 rolls and my canvas/wall is 2.45m x 2.80m)
– 45/90 plastic drafting triangle (or adjustable drafting triangle for precise angle measurement, though my angles are suggested and rough)
– x-acto knife (and metal straight edge)
– white erase (to clean up smudges from the gold tape)
Start by making a 60° equilateral triangle. I positioned my triangle at an angle to the ceiling line for more drama. Stick your T-pin in your start point and position your laser level just beyond your second point. Look for the glint of the laser line on the pin and secure your laser level with T-pins. Run the masking tape along the laser line keeping the top or bottom edge straight to the line. Over shoot the line on both sides (we’ll come back later and clean up all the connection points with the x-acto knife).
Measure 60° and move the laser level to position 2 and place line 2, overshooting the points again. Connect lines 1 and 2 with line 3.
Move the laser level as before to create the next three lines (including one extending beyond your triangle but not inside). Trim the section of your triangle as shown. You can lay your straight edge on the tape your keeping exposing the to be trimmed portion and slice lightly. Any cuts will be masked by the shadow of the tape and shouldn’t do more damage to your wall then pin holes would.
Connect the points to create the “cockpit” of the paper plane.
Clean up any overshot lines into nice angles and use the eraser where any smudges happened.
Hint: One point on my plane started to curl up after the first night. I just gave it a hard “you know who’s boss” mash into the wall with my fingernails and we haven’t had any incidents since.
If flying isn’t your thing, I think this would work really well for birds, boats and gems, too! Isn’t geometry fabulous?
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