Monday, February 20, 2012
Washi Tape Project #1: Pretty Keyboard
So my washi tape came in (so pretty!) and it's time to start checking projects off my list... I wanted to start with the keyboard first since I haven't been able to get it off my mind since I first saw this. However, overall I'd give the project a 3 out of 5 stars and here's why...
PROS: My keyboard is waaaaay cuter now. I absolutely love the way it looks.
CONS: This project took FOREVER! I'm sure there might be an easier way to do this, but to cut out each individual square, round the edges, etc. took at least a couple hours. I should have timed it, but if I had to guess I'd say it was at least 2-2.5 episodes of the Housewives.
Once I finally got the tape the way I liked it I realized that there was no way I was going to be able to read the letters on my keys. Not that I have to look down and see all the letters when I type, but I wanted to be able to see more of what was underneath the tape. I assume this would be remedied if you chose lighter tapes, or tapes with less design on them, but I tend to go for saturated colors so this was a problem. Add in another Housewives episode to go back over the tape with a Sharpie and draw the letters/numbers on the keys.
Last but not least I'm not sure how the tape is going to hold up. I spend A TON of time on the computer and some of the corners are already starting to peel up a little bit. I'm thinking it will probably last a couple of months before I need to take all of the tape back off but we'll see...
So am I glad I did it? Totally. Would I do it again? Probably not. Now on to the next project, I'll keep you posted...