About a month ago, Grace invited our team to share our spaces on Design*Sponge so our readers could get to know our team a bit better. While I was excited, the prospect of sharing my home made me kind of queasy. I thought of all the home décor faux pas I was probably guilty of, and the fact that my refrigerator is older than my nine-year-old daughter. Since I work on the business team at Design*Sponge, I am constantly asked by clients if my home is featured on the site. I always chuckle nervously and say that my home is “going through some transitions” and maybe some day it will be featured. I knew I needed help in the home department, so I decided to step out of my comfort zone and consult an expert — Grace Bonney.
Grace has always had a great eye for striking patterns and color, so I asked her to please, please help me save a sad little corner in my kitchen that was being bullied by my teenage fridge. We’d been looking at patterns from the ScotchBlue ™ Painter’s Tape and Patternbank collaboration and thought my awkward corner would benefit from a strong pattern that would make the space inviting to visit and would encourage productive use. Grace is pretty smart. I never would have thought of that solution!
We were both drawn to the Striking Linework pattern, so we decided to create our version with a cool blue to tame the golds and avocado greens in my 1970s linoleum floors. We fell in love with Colorhouse’s Dream .04, a retro yet modern light aqua color, and ordered it right away! Since Caitlin has a child and pets, the Colorhouse low VOC formula was a must.With such detailed linework in our pattern, it was important that the tape we used maintained a tight seal, was easy to remove and created sharp lines. We had both worked with ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape before so we were confident we had the right materials, and the tapes in different widths made our design much easier to execute. After only a few hours of easy DIY time and a half a roll of ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape, we transformed not only the corner space, but my entire kitchen.
Thanks to Grace for helping me tackle an eyesore with a bright, easy-to-do solution and to our sponsor, ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape, for the amazing pattern inspiration! —Caitlin
- ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape Delicate Surfaces with Advanced Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector
- 2″ Trim Paint Brush
- Trim Paint Roller
- Trim Paint Tray
- Lightweight Knife (for thin strips)
- Metal Edge Ruler
- Colorhouse Interior Paint, Eggshell Finish
We used the ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape helpful Guide to Taping to guide our project.
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