It is a common occurrence for a friend of mine to move into an apartment with an unattractive kitchen/bathroom/etc. They ask me how they can spice things up, and I throw a bunch of suggestions at them: paint/collage/drape/vinyl/etc. More often than not, they end up learning to live with the eyesore because they are not ready to put in the work/money to try and solve the problem.
Well, who ever asks me next is in luck, because I am going to suggest washi (after reading about it on Design Sponge) . It seems like a much more user friendly alternative to vinyl, and a much easier solution than painting. I am not sure if it ends up being cheap or pricey. I guess it depends on the project.
I painted this wall in my dining room the old fashioned way, but I suppose I could have achieved a similar effect from using this tape.
Speaking of my dining room, I should really write a post about how to paint stripes on a wall. All in good time.