Gold Polka Dot Entryway!

Posted my plans for the gold polka dot entryway on the blog a few weeks ago and finished the project this weekend.

Thankfully my wonderful mom was in town last week so she helped measure and place all 71 dots! The preparation and measuring took longer than expected but she was a champ! The actual process of adhering everything to the wall was quite easy.

First: Cut out all dots individually and place masking tape on the “front.”

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Second: Start from the ceiling and measure down, creating pattern or grid as you go. We went with the “dice” 5 pattern so the walls wouldn’t be too overwhelming.

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Third: After ALL dots are taped in place, it’s time to start peeling! Pull half of tape off while keeping the other half in place so you don’t lose your perfectly measured spot. Peel entire back off and stick to wall. Gold dot is now sticking on the wall, but needs to fully adhere. Place tape back on wall and keep front on. Use credit card, fingers, etc to rub top layer so dot is completely stuck to wall. Carefully peel back the front layer at 45 degree angle and slowly peel off.

Hot mess. I  just dropped the tape and front/back layers on the floor until I finished.
Hot mess. I just dropped the tape and front/back layers on the floor until I finished.

And here’s my first one!

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Looks perfectly painted on the wall; you would never know it was an adhesive. Repeat the process for every dot. Ideally, starting at the top and working your way down is easiest.

Finished! End result= amazing. Even better than I imagined.

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Love the dots peeking out around my art as well.

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Project was right at $30! Only bought two items: the dots and one roll of masking tape. So glad I decided to go out on a limb and do this project. Even more thankful that my mom was in town when the dots arrived in the mail! It’s definitely a “two man” project.

 

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