It took me a while to hop on the washi tape bandwagon but alas, here I am. I've been struggling with the color of my kitchen cabinets ever since I moved into my apartment 3 years ago. And while I'm an owner rather than a renter, I'm saving up to buy a bigger apartment for when I start a family, so I haven't invested on big things like remodeling a kitchen.
My cabinets are cherry wood laminate in a light tone. In some apartments in my building, they probably look really beautiful. However, they don't really match with my decor and my apartment is a lil' tiny thang, so anything throws it off balance.
After pondering for a while what my fix would be, it suddenly occurred to me that trying out the one thing pretty much everyone is using in their crafts nowadays might just be the solution.
So how did I do it? While I waited 10 minutes for an episode of Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’ (so good!) to download to my iPad so I could go watch it at the gym (binge watching Netflix at the gym is the ONLY way I can get myself to exercise), I took out the washi tape and went to town on my cabinets.
Go crazy placing washi tape all over your cabinets. It’s that easy.
I did each cabinet separately but you can create patterns, have the stripes go from one cabinet to another, choose whatever color palette you want (though I’d be weary of mixing too many prints but what do I know!).
If you mess up, just peel it back and start again. The good thing is that washi tape is very unlikely to ruin your current cabinets. I didn't even use scissors, as the tape is easy to cut in a straight line using just your fingers. For cross-cabinet lines, I used a sharp blade to cut through the crease.
While I’m still not 100% convinced my kitchen doesn’t look like a mad woman’s, I kind of like that the colors now match the rest of my pastel rainbow/muted brights décor. And I definitely don’t mind the color of the wood anymore.