Multi-Stripe Electrical Tape Table Project

Add bold and colorful flair to a basic end table with electrical tape.

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Materials Needed:

  • colored electrical tape
  • tape measure
  • Parsons style table
  • scissors
  • credit card or burnisher
  • calculator

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.

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