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Monday, April 29, 2013

Mini Washi Tape Cabinet

Every craft room needs a stash of washi tape, the paper tape wonder from Japan. Then you need a place to stash your stash. I remembered I had this little cabinet tucked away in my closet, it would be perfect with a new coat of pink paint.


I removed the door and gave that tired blue cabinet a coat of pink Anne Sloan paint. The pink version is an improvement don't you think?


The camera is a tape dispenser that I found at Anthropolgie. 


 My growing collection of washi tape, not surprising there is a lot of pink.





This colorful little chick fits right in.



One of my inspiration boards in the background. 




Andrea gave me this box of washi tape, I think she got it from the Japanese bookstore, Kino Kuniya, in NYC. This bookstore is a favorite spot to visit when I'm visiting Andrea in New York City. One time when the Cottage Guy (my hubby) was with me I said I wanted to stop in Kino's. Great we both love bookstores, off we went to explore, I when down to the craft section. He came to find me about 5 minutes later, saying did you know all the books are in Japanese?!?! Yes I knew that, the craft books are really well illustrated. I admit I have bead books in Japanese, Korean and Russian.



I'm going on a short trip to visit Andrea later this week, I can't wait!! I hope to visit the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens this trip but not on a Monday, as I found out last time, they are closed on Mondays. Hopefully I'll get some great photos to share!

A special thanks to Nita at Mod Vintage Life for featuring Andrea's post on her succulents at her party Mod Mix Monday.



26 comments:

Art and Sand said...

I just organized my workspace and discovered I have way too much (is that possible?) washi tape. I have a cabinet similar to your pink one and I wasn't sure what to store there. I could put my tape there, but for now it is hanging on string from a plate rack.

Loved seeing all your different tapes - makes me want to go out and buy some pink.

Emilie's daughter said...

Annie Sloane paint is fantastic and this faded pink is definitely better than the blue! I like how you are displaying your stash. An eye-catcher! Enjoy Andrea and NYC! Christa

Dawn said...

Not only do I love your cabinet, but I want all that tape. Great storage area and I like how all the pretty tape is visible. Thanks for sharing at the Cabin:)

Shirley said...

Oh yes, the pink is so much prettier and is just calling you to fill it up. Nice job..

Spittin-Toad said...

I sooo need to do some organizing! I pinned it just in case, some day I get around to it. :)
Thanks for the inspiration!
Denise

Mona said...

I love this post. makes me want to crawl right in those pictures and settle down.. oh how I would love a visit to the city..have fun..
Love, Mona

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great little cabinet. It looks so pretty all dressed up, and fabulous storage. Thanks so much for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Kadee Willow said...

Woohoooo!! So glad I found your blog at Make It Pretty Monday! I love it! I have a few washi tapes.. ok, maybe like 10... and store them in an unexciting but labeled plastic bin from the Container Store. Hmmm...you definitely have me beat as your so much more charming! Thanks for sharing and I might also have to get ASCP in pink.. great color! Your newest follower and would love to have you over and visit mine. So love making new friends!!

cyndee starr said...

perfect little piece for all you tape. cute.

Amy said...

I love your collection. I'm somewhat addicted to organizational boxes and shelves big and small. This gives me some ideas!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your little cupboard is just adorable, Laura! I sold one very similar to yours when we moved and could kick myself for doing so. What was I thinking?! I'm trying to organize my craft supplies in 2 old cabinets and you've provided me with some inspiration. I love the little bird!!

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Your cabinet is perfect for your tapes. I definitely love it in pink.

Connie said...

Your little cupboard is delightful, and you are so organized :)
Great job!!!

Maria said...

What a great way to organize all the supplies! Love all the pretty washi tape!

In My Wild Eden said...

Your little cabinet is perfect. I like it better without it's doors and in pink. Very nice!

Carol said...

That's a perfect way to store and view your washi tape! My stash is pretty small right now as I'm just learning all the fun things you can do with this stuff, but I know it will be growing!

Jeanie said...

that is SO Anthropologie! I wonder if it is online -- I must have one!

And your washi collection puts my few measly rolls to shame. Great stash. I was at Kino a number of years ago and had no idea they had a craft area in the basement -- we were captivated by the book. Well, I must make a next time!

Madelief said...

Love the colour of your cabinet! What a pretty collection of Washi tape you have. I have Washi tape envy ;-)

Madelief x

Ivy and Elephants said...

Great post, the cabinet is so cute in the new pink color. But what is this new tape? How do I use it and why?
I don't know any answers, ... but I want it!!! The colors and patterns are gorgeous. Love your inspiration board!
Hugs,
Patti

Katherines Corner said...

sweet and look at all of the tape! I think I need to pick some up and give it a try. Thank you for sharing at the hop my sweet bloggy friend xo

Red Rose Alley said...

I love your craft cabinet, Laura. I have always wanted a craft room....maybe someday. There is so much we can create when we have a space of our own. The pink color really looks nice.

Have a fun weekend creating.

Love,
~Sheri

RobinfromCA said...

I love washi tape! Your cabinet is perfect for it and you chose just the right shade of pink! Well done!
Have a lovely weekend and a fun trip to NY!
Robin

BeBetsy said...

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Jann Olson said...

Now how come I don't have any Washi tape? Can you believe it? Love all the colors and designs. You have displayed them so fun and I love the new pink paint! Thanks for sharing with SYC. Enjoy your visit with Andrea.
hugs,
Jann

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's wonderful when your art supplies become art! Love the way you've put it all together! And this is something I need to add to my wish list. I think now that I NEED some pretty tape! Hugs!

Angela Betlewicz said...

I love the cabinet with all those wonderful goodies on it. http://hickorytrailblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/efforts-and-assets-linky-party-1.html - Angela

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