February 12, 2014

Tip #16: Decorative Doors With Colored Tape

Lovely Tip #16: Decorative Washi Tape on Doors via www.whatmandyloves.com
The layout of my bedroom is strange.  Twenty-foot ceilings and limited floor space call for ten-foot closets and a nook above.  The placement of the utility closet near the door is at a strange height from the ground and has massive eye-sore doors of painted, heavy wood.  Since I can't just have emptiness ugly-ing up my space, how did I decide to decorate them?  A quick DIY post from Almost Makes Perfect showed me the way to some statement doors using tape.

Use decorative tape like washi tape or colored electrical tape to create a frame or pattern on unsightly doors.

It's made a huge difference!  All I did was measure out from the edges where I wanted my particular frame to sit on the door and got to cuttin' and placin' (the link above has more DIY-like details).  I chose black because I didn't want to get tired of the color after a while or have it clash if the stuff around it changes.  I also have this design on my sliding bathroom door across the room.

Be careful to not use thick tape with adhesive that will damage the doors.  Sunlight could be a factor, too.  I'm renting currently, so when I take this down at my next move I'll have Goo-Gone in hand if need be since electrical tape is thicker.  Washi tape is thin enough to be good for most surfaces, though.  Give it a try!

What Mandy Loves: Image of my decorated storage closet doors via www.whatmandyloves.com
Excuse the jacket monster on the right.  Aren't these doors fabulous!

Do you have any uniquely decorated doors or windows in your home?  Let me know in the comments!

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