23 Oct 2013

My Bathroom & Duct Tape: A Match Made In Snake Skin Heaven!

You guys...this is why I love blogging.  After I published my post last week about my painted bathroom vanity, in which I had forgot to tile the toe kick, Amber from Wills Casa left me a comment asking if I had seen the toe kick over at Oh Joy! that Emily Henderson did.  Well, no, I hadn't.  How I hadn't is still beyond me, because it's one amazing toe kick as far as toe kicks go.  And then my wheels started turning and all of a sudden my vinyl tiled toe kick was starting to seem pretty sad and pathetic. I needed a snazzy toe kick! Pronto!

Enter my new love....

Snake Skin Duct Tape

Snake skin printed Duct Tape. This stuff will change your life. It's amazing.

I picked up my roll of awesomeness at Target for just over $5.  I came home, dropped the bags at the front door and ran upstairs with my duct tape. And in under 5 minutes (serious...that's even with sweeping out the random dust bunnies), I had this.

Snake Skin Duct Tape Toe Kick

Fancy Duct Tape...where have you been all my life?

It took 2 rows of duct tape and I was done. I let the edges overhang and then just cut them off with an X-Acto knife. Is it alright to love a project this simple this much?  I love how it looks with the black vanity and with the speckles in the peel & stick tile.

Snake Skin Duct Tape Toe Kick

I loved it so much that I could stop there. I was a duct taping fool.

I had been debating what to do with the ugly light fixture for quite a while.  


A new fixture wasn't in the budget (plus...let's be honest, I didn't want to haul the spackle and paint out again either!), so I was thinking I'd take it off the wall and spray paint it and then just hang it back up.  But while I was standing there with the tape in my hand I had another idea.

And...about an hour later....I had this.

Snake Skin Duct Tape Light Fixture #ducttape

It took a bit of finagling and quite a bit of cutting, but I was able to work the tape around the light sockets.  I did strips of tape going from top to bottom, starting at one edge and working my way down.  I decided to leave the socket parts brass so that I didn't risk the tape getting too hot.  

Snake Skin Duct Tape Light Fixture #ducttape

It was a bit of a hot sweaty task, and I did incur a few lightbulb burns, but all in all it was really a pretty simple project. And one that came in under $6 (including the toe kick!). 

Want to see it with the lights on? Sure you do!

Snake Skin Duct Tape Light Fixture #ducttape

I can't show you the whole bathroom just yet...but here's how it looks with a tiny bit of the shower curtain.

Snake Skin Duct Tape Light Fixture #ducttape

I didn't get as much done as I had hoped to over the weekend, but at least I have a bit of snake skin in my life now.  I've been busy working on new business ventures and of course the set up always takes longer than I expect (why can't websites just build themselves??). More details to come shortly.


Happy Hump Day!


p.s. this is not a sponsored post and the people at 3M have no idea who I am :)


23 comments:

  1. Hey, say what? This is such a great idea. This will be taking Pinterest by storm. Love it!

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  2. such a fun idea!!! i love it!!!! who would have thought?

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  3. WOW!!!! The toe kick is cool! But that light!!!!!!!!! I LOVE it, brilliant! A lot of exclamation points, but I love it THAT much! Pinning and sharing!

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    1. LOL. thank you!! Thanks so much for pinning :) Much appreciated

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  4. WOW!!!! The toe kick is cool! But that light!!!!!!!!! I LOVE it, brilliant! A lot of exclamation points, but I love it THAT much! Pinning and sharing!

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  5. That kick is awesome. I cannot believe duct tape would work so well for that!!

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  6. Love it, love it, love it!!!!!

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  7. So admittedly I am not a snake skin fan, but the idea is cool! Endless possibilities!

    Runt
    runtspickins@yahoo.com
    www.runtspickins.wordpress.com

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  8. You are so CLEVER! Such a great way to spruce it up.

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  9. WHAT?! This is FANTASTIC! Soooooooo chic.

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  10. This. Is. AWESOME. Ridiculously cool, Kelly! I never would have thought to dress up a light fixture with duct tape before! Please let us know how it's holding up in a few months so I can, you know, copy you ;)

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    1. Thank you! Well you know...when you are standing in your bathroom with some cool duct tape and an ugly light fixture what's a girl to do? I'll let you know how it stands up!

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  11. Putting duct tape on the fixture is such a fun idea. I too am interested to find out how it holds up. The duct tape boat I made in the summer for my boys is still going strong so I'm thinking your light should be okay. So creative!

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  12. Brilliant idea! I would love to get some of that tape with a marbled look on it.

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    1. Thank you. I haven't seen marbled before, but that WOULD be awesome. I saw floral pattern, zebra and moustaches.....all of which I could totally find a use for!

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  13. How fun! Think of the combos you could do!

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  14. I can't believe I missed this - LOVE it!!!

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  15. Glad I could turn my internet stalking into some inspiration for you! It looks great! ;)

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