Fun decorating ideas with Washi {part 1}

Hello! Happy April Fool’s.  Are you playing tricks on anyone today?

Even though it’s been a crazy week (with three unexpected Dr’s appointments) I got a couple of quick projects done with washi tape.  I never did get into the craze when we lived in NC but since we’ve been in Japan, I can’t go anywhere without spotting some.

So if you have some of that awesome tape lying around and a few extra minutes, here are a couple of ideas.

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The first non permanent quick makeover is for the fridge.  Simply take a fun pattern or a bright color and cover your fridge handle.

Here’s our lovely white loaner fridge before…

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The washi tape I used was inspired by our photo booth pictures on the side of the fridge.

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Black and white polka dots.

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It took two rows of tape to cover the handle. The tape will lay flat if you smooth it down with your finger.  SONY DSC

So cute. 😉

The area around the corner from my fridge is my desk wall.  Complete with fuse boxes and a fire extinguisher.  SONY DSC

I placed the extinguisher under the kitchen sink and covered the Japanese instructions with a green checkered washi pattern for a quick fix. SONY DSC

Placing pretty flowers (tissue paper ranunculus, coffee filter roses, and faux flowers to be exact) and a plant in front helps “camoflauge” it.  Since we have to be careful about holes in the walls, it may very well stay like this.

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I also love taping up blogging notes right onto the wall with cute patterns.  My desk area has become a bright and pretty space that I enjoy working at. YAY!  SONY DSCThe lovely water color quote is from BrePurposed.
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It’s a working progress y’all! For moving in a short two months ago, it’s getting there!

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    1. Thanks Melissa!! I would have loved to paint it a color but washi is perfect for the “laoner”. lol More washi projects to come…. Just can’t get away from it in Japan.

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