Multi-Stripe Electrical Tape Table Project
Add bold and colorful flair to a basic end table with electrical tape.
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- colored electrical tape
- tape measure
- Parsons style table
- credit card or burnisher
Choose the Proper Table
When choosing a table for this project, stick with styles that have clean, simple lines (Image 1). Parsons tables are often the best choice. Tip: Electrical tape adheres best to slick, smooth flat surfaces (Image 2).
Determine Placement of Tape
Before attaching the tape to the table, it's important to plan your design. Lay each roll out, playing with options for patterns -- consistent or random (Image 1). Tip: When it comes to consistent patterns, complementary colors work best since they offer the perfect blend of contrast and balance when paired side by side (Image 2). Consider placing complementary colors next to one another, then breaking them up with a strip of white tape before repeating the pattern.
Determine Amount of Strips Needed
Measure the width of the table top using a tape measure, then divide the table top width by the width of the electrical tape. This total will equal the amount of strips of tape needed to cover the table top surface.
Check out these tips for mixing and matching different types of tables in the same room.