gettin WASHI with it

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. 




14 comments:

  1. I've heard of washi tape. I want some even though I don't know what to do with it. :p

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  2. I have never used it but it seems like a great idea. Can't beat the ease and the temporary nature. You can always change your mind, etc. I really love the boy's room! Flags are fun.

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  3. So cute! And yes, crafty! I don't have a straight hand so it would be all over the place. haha

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  4. I love their rooms!!! Perfection!

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  5. I have never heard of Washi tape but you have inspired me once again, We also rent and my girls keep asking when we can have our own house again so we can paint (Which I haven't done since my 7 yr old was 2, surprised she remembers). I was just thinking how much I would love to decorate their rooms and use some of my pinterest project finds. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. There are so many ideas on pinterest it is crazy. You can make so many designs, but I have the patience of a fetus owl so stripes were my go-to! haha!

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  6. I love all the things you can do with washi tape! And their rooms are super cute. 10 months is not bad AT ALL. I've lived in my house for 4 years and most of the rooms are lacking in the decor department. You are so clever to heat the tape!

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  7. I love washi tape!! How you used it, brilliant!

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  8. I absolutely love Avalon's room!! I didn't even notice the lines were messed up until you mentioned it.

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  9. Look at you!!! LOVE all of it. Can you come and decorate our new place??
    Okay, thanks :)

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