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Here's how I'd attack it:

Step One: Secure plenty of 1-1/2"-wide BLACK vinyl tape, NOT duct tape. (It comes on relatively short rolls, so you'll have to clean out a bunch of hardware stores, or try this site: http://www.identi-tape.com/.)

Step Two: Secure plenty of 1-4" wide BLACK border tape (go to this site, http://www.portagegraphic.com/Newspaper_Su...r_supplies.html scroll down, and click on the Border Tape section of the catalog).

Step Three: Secure a piece of almost any 1-4" thick material that is EXACTLY 1-1/2 inches wide by 3" long, all four courners of which are 90 degrees, to use as a gauge when laying out the border. A good carpetner or cabinet shop can make one up in no time.

Step Four: Mask off a swath at the desired height. To do this, strike level lines 4-1/2" apart, then mask on the top of the top line and the bottom of the lower line with blue painters tape.

Step Five: Use a 3" roller and paint the 4-1/2"-wide swath RED.

Step Six: After the paint dries thoroughly (give it a week to totally cure), use an old Formica countertop or mat-cutting board and cut a lot of strips of the wide black tape (using a straightedge and an Exacto or sharp utility knife) at 1-1/2 inches long, being sure to make them SQUARE. (A mat board is great b/c it is marked with a grid.) These are your black squares.

Step Seven: Using the same surface, cut a bunch of border tape to the same length as the red band is wide (4-1/2 inches in this example). These are your breaks between flags.

Step Eight: Using a clear right angle or square to ensure perfect verticality, apply the first length of border tape vertically.

Step Nine: Assuming you are working LEFT TO RIGHT, place your 1-1/2" x 3" gauge horizontally along the top edge of the red band with its short end against the right edge of the border tape. Affix your first black square in the middle of the band by making the point of the top left corner of the square "kiss" the point at the bottom right corner of the gauge.

Step Ten: Turn the gauge so it is vertical and its long edge is against the right edge of the black square, and apply another length of border tape vertically.

Repeat the process from Step Nine ad nauseum, or until your eyes go crazy, or both. :) Use a wallpaper seam roller to roll the tapes so they'll stick permanently to the wall.

Good luck!

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I used the stencil idea to do my mailbox. I have the best one in the neighborhood. Ok, it's the *only* one... and it's easy to tell people which house is mine with all the 'beige' Cary houses. :roll:

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I have been trying to find an easier way to apply this border to my sons bedroom, After searching the net I found a custom wallpaper border site. I designed the storm flag border, actually uploaded a design I had previously made and repeated the pattern, It seems to look pretty good using the preview pane, Their costs are $40.00 for a 12' roll, or $36.00 for two or more rolls ordered. Now I am contemplating making a more intricate pattern using Cane photo's. Here is the webpage, if I can figure out how to post the design I have saved I will.

http://www.createaborder.com/

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I have been trying to find an easier way to apply this border to my sons bedroom, After searching the net I found a custom wallpaper border site. I designed the storm flag border, actually uploaded a design I had previously made and repeated the pattern, It seems to look pretty good using the preview pane, Their costs are $40.00 for a 12' roll, or $36.00 for two or more rolls ordered. Now I am contemplating making a more intricate pattern using Cane photo's. Here is the webpage, if I can figure out how to post the design I have saved I will.

http://www.createaborder.com/''>http://www.createaborder.com/' target="_blank">http://www.createaborder.com/[/post]

That'd be awesome!!! Im probably more excited than I should be haha. :)

After seeing your sons' room, it inspired me.. This is basically what I do at Sears, (not wallpaper) but I set floor plans and make the store look presentable, and my department is mens... So since I got the job, I kinda slacked on making my room look nice.... But haha I have an idea, On my 'mini' wall (4feet wide) I have my stick rack showcasing my favorite 5 player sticks, I was thinking what if I hung wire on the top of the wall and hung a red sheet over it, then snapped in the sticks on the outside so it looked like they were just floating on the sheet. Sounds good?

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I have looked in the Eye and in the NHL Catalog/Website and could not find a Hurricane wallpaper border. I am considering painting the storm flag border around my son's chair railing in his room. Has anyone ever tried this and do you have any ideas how to make a template or stencil to make the job easier?

I found this on line: http://www.wwda.com/source/nhl/carolina_hurricanes.htm[/post]

Another source: http://www.decoratetogo.com/bp9273.html

-Gregg

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