An Easy Fix: Use Colored Tape to Cover Up Unwanted Trim

An Easy Fix: Use Colored Tape to Cover Up Unwanted Trim

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Taryn Williford
Aug 10, 2015
(Image credit: Kimberly Murray)

The smallest details can derail a whole design, sometimes. A little sliver of stainless metal peeking out between bathroom drawers might just be enough to take away from your quirky-colorful look. Maybe not totally. It is just a small sliver, after all. But if you have a bit of something peeking out where you don't want it to, and the the fix is just as easy as a roll of colorful tape? Why not do it?

That problem with the stainless steel and the bathroom drawers is exactly what faced Brittni Mehlhoff of Paper & Stitch, when re recently took on a mini-makeover for her bathroom. The solution was covering the stainless steel above and below her bathroom drawers with lengths of turquoise blue washi tape, as you can see in the photo at top.

(Image credit: Zeke Rulas)

Emily Henderson used a similar trick when she redesigned the offices of Oh Joy! a few years ago. Emily covered the toe kicks on the cabinets around the office with metallic contact paper and colorful gaffers tape, instantly elevating the plain white cabinets.

(Image credit: Zeke Rulas)

Try it at home on the edge of a table or counter top, or maybe the window frame. Colorful tape is great in small doses to cover, camouflage or decorate anything you really want. And it's totally removable, making this trick a handy renter's solution, too.

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