Let’s feature another home office transformation today. Hopefully you’ll pick up some inspiration here, and keep reading for a giveaway for the cute Washi tapes we used in this project.
This is a guest room/office combo, like so many of us have. The homeowner has a lovely, colorful home, but she ran out of steam in this multiple-purpose space. Rather than have a cluttered catch-all, she was ready to add some style, but in keeping with her goal of living simply and using or re-using found treasures.
Here’s the before:
The only items we purchased were a pair of low bookcases. The client wasn’t sure that they’d be enough to hold all of her books, but I knew they’d be just right. At just $10 each, these real wood shelves are as thrifty as they are sturdy. They are also just the right height to act as both a headboard and nightstand when the air bed is set up for guests.
Here’s where we have the first of three little projects with Washi tape from Downtown Tape, that tied it all together. Sometimes the little details are what make the largest difference. These bookshelves are plain jane, but we used Washi tape from Downtown Tape to glam them up just a bit. The effect is not unlike fancy wood inlays that can cost you big bucks.
The lampshade was another easy project. Using a “found” shade and two different tones of Washi tape, we now have a lamp that compliments the other style and colors in the room.
The last little change was a little labeling. You might have seen my post earlier about just using Washi tape to “label” your phone charger, but here we did add labels right on top of the Washi tape. I love how we used different colors for each drawer, which is great for visual learners, but they all still coordinate.
Here’s the batch that I started with. Aren’t they cute???
Ready for the big reveal? Here’s the office today.
OK, now it’s your turn. There are several easy ways to enter the giveaway for your choice of 10 rolls of your very own Washi tape from Downtown Tape. Good luck, and let me know what you would perk up with these cuties! You can get lots and lots of inspiration for crafts and gifts over at www.DowntownTape.com.
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By the way, I did receive 10 rolls of tape to review. As always, I’m giving you the straight scoop on products I get to play with.