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Mum transforms wall for just £32 using this simple material

October 14, 2019, 12:00 PM
Mum transforms wall for just £32 using this simple material
  • Gemma Collins, 39, brought the current copper trend to her home
  • She spent just £32 getting the look
  • Gemma offers tips on how to recreate the look 

When one mum was bored of her plain white wall, she took the plunge and decided to decorate the room in on-trend copper. 

Gemma Collins, 39, from Nottingham, does lashes from home and wanted to make the room feel more special for her clients as well as for herself.

Gemma, an emergency services dispatcher who is mum to two daughters aged nine and 12, spent just £32 to get this striking look: £10 for a tin of paint and £22 for two rolls of copper foil.

"I came up with the idea for the copper foil wall after seeing similar wallpaper, but as we are in a new build I didn’t want to commit to putting up wallpaper so I wondered if I could create the look myself,” Gemma told LatestDeals.co.uk.

"I googled 'copper foil tape ideas' and found a few ideas on Pinterest. After seeing something similar on Pinterest, but with the lines closer together I thought I would go ahead and try it in my spare room. 

"As you can see, it’s my lash room (I do this part time around my main job) so I wanted to stay neutral with the colours. I already had the copper coloured lantern style candle holder in my room which is why I wanted a copper coloured tape to match. 

"I ordered the tape from Amazon and ordered two rolls to be on the safe side. I started by using the tape width to mark points either side of the wall with a pencil and then used a spirit level and measuring stick to do the measurements in the middle. 

"I started the tape from the left side on the top and just decided what angle I wanted the chevrons to come down to, using my points in the middle.

“After deciding that, I peeled the backing tape off and stuck the tape on to the wall, smoothing it down with a dry microfibre cloth. To cut the excess from the edges, I used a craft knife and ruler. Once I had completed the left side down to the bottom, I again started from the top down to the middle to meet up with the other tape. 

"Again I used a craft knife and ruler to cut the excess off the side and to create the point in the middle. I did this from top to bottom again. Each chevron is 10” from each other and I just like the spacing between. 

Gemma says she is delighted with how the look turned out. "I’m really happy with the outcome,” she adds. “It’s simple, elegant and classy which is the look I was going for. I had leftover tape so also decided to make it a feature around the mirror too. I keep going back in the room, for no reason other than to look at it!

"My tips would be to measure all your points out first, and stick each corner of the tape temporarily with masking tape first, until you are sure you have your angle right. 

"Also if you’re painting the wall first, make sure it’s completely dry before attempting to put the tape on, otherwise you could peel off the paint.”

Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, says: “We love the look of Gemma’s on-trend copper tape wall. When browsing home ideas on Pinterest and Instagram, it’s always worth a Google to see how stylish trends could be recreated more cheaply. Have a look at the News page on LatestDeals.co.uk to see countless stunning home improvement projects, all on a serious budget! https://www.latestdeals.co.uk/news.” 

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catherineneil68over a year ago

I think the transformation is stunning!!! And I am totally in love with the candle holder lamp.......it's beautiful. Can you recommend where I could get hold of one. xx❤

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