This project is a super simple tutorial for adding detail to furniture projects with washi tape. We used it to add a pop of color to the drawer on this little white table, and wanted to show you how easy it is.
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You’ve heard of washi tape, right? It’s pretty, decorative tape that can be used in all types of craft projects. You can find washi tape at pretty much any craft store or on Amazon. Here’s some variety packs that are similar to what we have*.
After painting this table white and doing a little distressing, we still felt like it needed a little something to make it special.
We found this pretty aqua washi tape* in our stash, and decided it was perfect to easily add some detail to the sides of the drawers. We simply cut and taped the washi tape to the sides of the drawers, then mod podged over it. Fast and super easy.
We used a similar technique on these stacking tables we sold in our booth a few months ago. After painting them black and white we still felt like they needed something.
We ran a strip of washi tape across the edge.
We then used a fine grit sanding block to lightly sand the edge of the table. This cuts the tape right at the edge of the table and makes it easy to peel off the overhang.
You can use mod podge or some sort of decoupage medium, or something like a poly to seal the washi tape and keep it from peeling off.
It’s just another option when you’re looking for ideas to make your furniture pieces unique. If you decide to use washi tape on one of your projects I’d love to see a picture! Hope you have a fantastic weekend.
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