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