Jul 29, 2014
Na na na na na na na! So leave it to me to start putting my children's rooms together after living in this house for 10 months, and only having about 12 more months. But boredom breeds productivity for me. And when I say bored, I mean Chris is either gone for training or working really late nights and I have nothing to do but throw all the kids in my bed so I can get my DIY on in their rooms.
Now I don't even know if this counts as a DIY because honestly it is just tape, and we all know how tape works right? It is sticky, so find a surface and stick it on there. I did not get crazy with the the designs, just some simple stripes is all my craftiness can handle. But I do like the little accent walls I created.
The boys room, super simple. Just a few red washi tape lines above the bed to go with our little American/map/whatever theme we have here. I did run into an obstacle or two in their room. The wall near the window is extremely cold, so the tape would not stick at first. But I dug deep into my Mary Poppins bag of tricks and thought.....well what if I heat the tape? So I got out my blow dryer and heated the tape up a bit and pressed with all my might to get it to stick! It worked!! And it is still sticking strong!
Avalon's room is not as put together as the boys. I still have to hang her drapes, and I got an antique white mirror that is getting the glass replaced that will be hung next to her shelf. But I did black and white polka dot washi tape on her walls. Yes I know some are crooked but that is what you get when it is 3am and you drank a cup of coffee. Shaky hands and not so much of a clear mind. Anyhoo, washi tape is a fun alternative to painting (since we are renting) and it will peal right off when we get ready to move. Winner winner!
Have you used washi tape? Have you heard of washi tape? I am always late to the craft party, but I bought all the rolls from esty at this shop.