My June goals list wants me to accomplish three "just for fun" projects. This is the first.
I saw this awesome DIY taped table from ladycroissant.com on Thursday and couldn't stop thinking about it. Literally, in Vegas, I was thinking about that table. On Sunday, I went to Target because rumor has it they have cheap solid color tape. At my second Target store, they had it in stock. (Heads up - the brand is Kid Made Modern. It's $6.99 for 9 rolls. It is NOT washi tape, but more like paper tape. Texture/weight is like a post-it note, but the stick is good. I noticed some colors did not come off the roll very well, so that was annoying. But overall the bright colors were perfect and for this project didn't want to spend more money on legit solid-colored washi.)
I cleaned off my computer desk, which is a cheap three piece table from Ikea. I wiped it down with windex to clear the dust and coffee/ink stains. After that dried, I got to work.
Less than an hour (and two packs of Kid Made Modern tape + half of two other solid colored rolls of normal washi) later, my work desk looked so rad.
I just taped long strips and wrapped them around the edges. I added a few extra strips of color at places where I felt like an extra color was needed. When I had all the colored tape on there, as an extra precaution, I secured them to the underside of the desk with some clear packing tape. This was absolutely a "stick with it" (no pun intended) project. About a quarter of the way through, it looked so stupid and I worried I was wasting time and money. By the end, I was obsessed.
Seriously, I love the pop of color. Every time I walked into my office yesterday, I smiled. And I'll be the first to say this is the opposite of practical and it might not hold up very long. But I am going to be careful with it because I adore it. (Obviously, I could try some long term solutions like adding a piece of plexi-glass, covering it with laquer, etc.)
At the moment? Totally worth it. I'll let you know what it looks like at the end of the week. ;)
And remember, the project was inspired by this cute blog. Thank you for the idea, Adeline!