Monday, January 13, 2014

Washi Away

Have you guys ever played around with washi tape? I have seen it a lot, but actually never used it until recently. I had a lot of left over tape and thought of using it for something in my living room. Then when thinking how much I hated my fireplace design, I thought...."hmmm, maybe I can make it somewhat bearable for the time being with some washi tape." So, that's exactly what I did. I decorated my mantle with some light turqoise with tiny orange striped washi tape. Obviously it's a temporary fix, but it makes me not hate my crazy pillared mantle anymore.
First, you need washi tape. You can buy washi tape at Target, craft stores, or Etsy. I got mine at Target and it was the Scotch brand. It is more of a simpler design, but it's a very pretty color. 

Then you need something to make over. This mantle of mine needs to be in a museum and possibly never come back. It's so 90's! It in dire need of a makeover!
 
Then decorate and design away! The edge of my mantle is actually the same width of the tape so it worked out perfectly. I also added it to the bottom square trimming underneath because the design is not my favorite so I decided to cover it up.

And here's the final product. Kind of looks painted! I love it because it's such an easy DIY without mess or commitment!  My kind of project!

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