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Fun with Washi Tape!

If you have been shopping for furniture, I am sure you will know how difficult it is to find the perfect unique piece of furniture for your home.

Let us introduce to you the… Washi tape!

Washi tape makes it a breeze to jazz up almost any surface in the house. It is a masking tape made of washi, a kind of Japanese rice paper. It is easy to tear and stick on surfaces, and has a low tack. This means that you can reposition it many times. There are also special kinds that are waterproof and do not leave any residue when removed – perfect for using anywhere!

I have been eyeing some dip-dyed furniture online as I always dreamt of owning one. Alas I could not find one in the colour I wanted (i.e. bright pink legs 🙂 ), so I decided to create my own! I bought a simple white-coloured chest of drawers and then taped its legs with some pink washi tape.

img34Ta-da! Instant mess-free dip-dye effect

I attempted the same for my doors too. I had wanted to paint my doors white, but brushed the thoughts aside after Fiszuanie and Ashik shared that it will require six coats of paint. It took some patience to apply tape around the door handles, but I was really happy with the outcome!

img35A unique striped door in my home 🙂

Plus, I really love the idea of being able to remove the tape if I ever get tired of the design.

If you were to search for ‘washi tape decor ideas’ online, you will be overwhelmed with the results. The possibilities are endless – I went to a washi tape exhibition earlier this year, and they even used it to decorate the floor.

img36No need for parquet/ laminated flooring when you can (washi) tape it up!

img37The tables were not left out too

So, if you have been thinking of giving that plain-looking piece of furniture a fresh pop of colour, you now know what to do 🙂

With the wide array of designs, colours, and sizes available, I am sure you will be able to find a washi tape that matches your style!


img39So easy to be spoilt for choice when you go washi tape shopping

Have you done any DIY projects using washi tape too? Drop us an email at mynicehome@mailbox.hdb.gov.sg or on our Facebook page and share them with us!

By Nur Hafizah
January 7, 2015

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