I think the most exciting thing about DIY project is the process of combining your favorite elements together to create something that you would love. Somehow it reminds me of shibui/shibumi, a concept of inner meaning rather than superficial adornment, of simplicity, tranquility, subtle and unobtrusive beauty; because you put effort into it, you make plans, you use your imagination, and you have a ‘me time’ to learn, you put a little bit of yourself to the project. I’m not a real crafter. No, seriously, I’m not. But sometimes I like to create something just because I’m bored. Haha.
So one day my boss gave me 2 rolls of masking or washi tape. And then on one lazy Sunday, I had this idea to decorate my so-affordable-yet-cute lamp that I bought from IKEA with those washi tapes. SGD $5 people! God bless you, dear IKEA! Actually I liked the simplicity of it. It’s all white with scandinavian design. I don’t really like things with patterns – unless the pattern is really pretty, still I prefer stuff with plain nice color. The best thing of decorating stuff with washi tape is that it’s repositionable and removable for when you get tired of it. :D