Saturday, 7 May 2011

How to turn a white table into a rainbow.




and 10 minutes later...






That easy.




UPDATE

Please note that this post is already one year old. I do appreciate the attention it received, thanks to Pinterest, but as I feel I've already answered all your questions, I'm closing the comment section for this post. If there's anything you wonder about, please have a look in the comment section or get in touch by e-mail. Thank you.

And by the way, Elise made her own version of this DIY and her desk happens to be amazeballs. Have a look!

57 comments:

  1. eee, thats such a good idea! are you going to varnish it or leave it like that?? I want to put tape on everything now lol.

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  2. I adore! Genius Adeline...♡

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  3. you did this???? i like it :)

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  4. how did you ever think of something like that! so clever.

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  5. LOVE this! What a creative gal you are.

    xo,

    Sarah

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  6. This is rad! You are so creative :)

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  7. brilliant! i always look at those tables at ikea because i like how basic and cheap they are but always want them to be a little more interesting. this is awesome!

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  8. wow, so pretty! such a clever idea. i'm looking around my flat trying to find things which might need similar treatment :)

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  9. ... very very nice! Do you want to give us your photo for our Gallery? You can find it at our german-side: www.mt-maskingtape.com. Would be nice! And we could put it on facebook, too.
    Kerstin

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  10. What kind of tape did you use

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  11. I have a small IKEA kids table that needs some spicing up. This is perfect! Where can I find the wide Japanese washi masking tape that you used? I found some on Etsy but a lot of them look delicate and narrow (for crafts). I'd love to get a bunch of different colored rolls like yours and not have to spend too much money.

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    1. Mine aren't wide, there's the kind you use for crafting. I got them from Cute Tape:
      http://www.cutetape.com/shop/japanese-washi-tape-single-rainbow-light-color.html

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  12. what did you do with the legs of the table? WOuld you mind posting a picture please?

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  13. I think this is a cute=) If you enjoy interesting art ideas come visit my blog at http://aleksandraromashko.com
    have a good day!

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  14. I would say that you could do the same sort of thing with colored duct tape. They have lots of different colors and the rolls are close to 2in wide.

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    1. That's definitely an alternative but that wouldn't be easy to remove at all.

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  15. How fun is this! I love it! I've never heard of that tape before- I'm going to check it out. Your newest follower

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  16. my son is moving out in a month - and now i have the perfect way of creating little color splashes around - and also spiff up some old boxes! The Ikea table is the same he will get...*L*...awesome idea!!

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  17. Where did you buy your washi from?? LOVE the colors!!

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    1. I got them from Cute Tape:
      http://www.cutetape.com/shop/japanese-washi-tape-single-rainbow-light-color.html

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  18. ouaou i will repost thax for inspiration!! bravoo!! :)

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  19. Awesome & cute love the new washi tape : ) Thanks for sharing!

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  20. but what if you spill something on this? wouldnt you have to replace the tape? :/

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    1. Nope, the washy tape is quite resistant, you can easily clean it :)

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  21. What an awesome and simple idea! I've just discovered your blog through Pinterest. I'm going to start exploring it right now :P.

    Hope you have an awesome weekend!

    Miki.

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  22. My daughter has the same Lack table in her room! You just inspired me to make-over that!! My fiend shared this post on facebook and that's how I got here:-) (In case you were wondering who I am!LOL!) Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
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  23. Hello Adeline,
    Do you remember which colours you used by any chance?
    You might still have an online receipt for your purchase somewhere? :p
    Cheers,
    Julie

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    1. Hello Julie!
      Here's the set I used: http://www.cutetape.com/shop/japanese-washi-tape-single-rainbow-light-color.html
      Cheerios! :)

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    2. Sorry Adeline I meant which exact colours. I've looked at the website and I'm not sure which ones you picked: pink, peach, custard, bottle green, ....? From your pic I can guess a few but not all and I'd like to inspire myself from your choice :-)
      Merci d'avance!

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    3. I have the whole set and used every colour except for three: dark green, green yellow and indigo. There are nine different colours.

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    4. Thank you! Didn't realize you had used so many :-)

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  24. This seriously is the most amazing DIY! That table looks absolutely amazing!

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  25. What did you do with the other sides of the table? Did you leave them white? or did you put tape on it too?

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  26. did you leave the table alone or add a coat of poly/varnish to seal it? SUPER cute idea!!

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    1. Thanks! Left it this way, a tiny bit lazy :)

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    2. cool! :) i was just curious if adding a coat or two would work without messing it up.. i have kids and the first thing they would do it try to pull up the tape lol

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  27. I would think that the edges of the tape get all bent and sticky/dirty.

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  28. You should post this on Ikea Hack if that is an Ikea table!

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  29. What ikea table is that? I love the thick look of it! And I just ordered the washing tape lol....gonna be a total copycat! This is awesome!

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    1. Lol WASHI tape....silly autocorrect lol.

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    2. It's the LACK side table they've had for years.
      Glad you like it!

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