Monday, July 23, 2012

Monday Made It

I am linking up with Monday Made It again.  I was thinking, and I am afraid this may be the last time I link up this summer. Next week, I will be on vacation and will not be making anything but sandcastles and memories!  I am working like mad to get through my to do list before we leave on Friday.  When I get back, it will be time to start school…I am excited to take all that I’ve learned and made this summer into my classroom and use it, but I am also not ready for my free time to end! 
This week, my projects involve Duct tape!  I have been eyeing those cute rolls of tape all summer and finally had some inspiration!  My daughter and I decorated a small table we picked up at Target.  She came up with the design plan, I just assisted…
I think I blog to much because while I was taking pictures she said, “This is going on your blog, isn’t it?” 
My second project was inspired by another blogger’s post.  She painted and duct taped her filing cabinets.  I wish I could remember who did it and give her credit, but I can’t!  I have searched and searched…if you’re reading this and you did your filing cabinets with paint, tape, and contact paper recently- let me know and I will credit, and link, your post!! 
As you can see, I ALMOST made it with one roll of the pretty stuff.  It was 3M’s brand and has less on a roll than the Duck Tape brand.  Guess it’s back to Target. Darn.   It’s hard to tell, but the drawer fronts are all paisley and the blue borders the front of the filing cabinet.  I am not sure how I am going to do the left cabinet.  It has some hardware on the front that cannot be removed.  There are these little round knobs at the bottom of each drawer.  They attach to a rod that runs along the bottom of the drawer.  I can’t find a purpose that the knobs or rods serve, so if I can pry them off, I will.  I’m sorry the pictures are not very clear (phone cam).  The blue really does match the paisley in real life…
After running out of tape and being forced to stop that project, I wandered around the room looking for other things to tape.  My desk? It has some rust spots.  My sink counter? Despite numerous scrubbings with  all sorts of chemicals, it i s still just kinda yuck.  Border for a display on the wall? The possibilities are truly endless.  I experimented on a student desk.
Not bad.  Don’t love the design on the tape, but it was all I had left.  Stay tuned for more Duct Tape projects.  I even had to start a Pinterest Board dedicated to the Duct!
Finished the cabinet tonight!
Due to running out of the cute tape and not wanting to buy more, I put a border on each drawer.

I posted my Target finds last Friday on Fabulous Finds Friday, but then I found some more great finds on Saturday!  Click {HERE} to see those great finds.
Thanks for stopping by!  Don’t forget to enter the contest for $25 to spend at!  Click {HERE} to enter. 
See you tomorrow when we meet 2 new bloggers!


  1. I love that duct tape!! I need to find out where I can get it here in Australia. Enjoy your vacation, it is cold and miserable here, come back Summer!!!
    Mrs Poultney's Ponderings

  2. I love eveything you did with duct tape. Once again, duct tape seems to be what is missing in my life.
    The Idea Backpack

    1. Thanks. I am now trying to come up with a way to make curtains out of it...any ideas??

  3. Duct tape seems to be the thing right now!! I absolutely love what you did with that table!! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  4. Hi Dana!! I got your comment about your "caught reading" pic... YES please either email me the pic or post about it and give me the link...whatever is faster as we will be narrowing it down to 3 by tomorrow evening. THANKS!!
    Tori's Teacher Tips

  5. Duck Brand duct tape is awesome! They also have some of the patterns in sheets (8x10, I think). WalMart has started to sell that, but some of the office supply stores carry it too (I'm thinking Staples), and I believe Michaels. Duck Brand also offers a scholarship each year to the winners of their contest to design a prom outfit with duct tape. Check out their website for directions on how to create a multitude of items:

    Oh, and they are products made in the USA (Ohio, to be exact)!


    1. I have seen the sheets, but never used them. My next project is making curtains for my classroom. I'll have to see if the website has a how-to for window treatments. :) Thanks for the info!

  6. Great idea to decorate your file cabinet with duct tape!!

    1. Thank you. It was easier than a lot of the projects I've done this summer. And made such a change to the room!

  7. So amazing. I LOVE DUCK TAPE!!

    I'm have a huge giveaway and week of freebies on my blog! Check it out!

    The Fabulous First Grade

    1. Thanks, I will check it out now. hope you entered mine for $25 towards Erin Condren Designs.

  8. Neat! They turned out Great! I also did a few projects with Duck Tape this week as well...Stop by and check them out!

    Ramblings of a Deaf Ed Teacher's Mind...

    1. I did and they're great! I noticed your in Tennessee also! I am your newest follower.

  9. I love duct tape...I keep them next to my Sharpies! My mustache roll is my favorite. I have an ugly file cabinet in my classroom, too....Not for long!!
    Owl Things First

    1. Next to your sharpies...Jenny, you crack me up!


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