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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Rocking ScotchBlue Painting Party!!

Hey folks!! Welcome to the ScotchBlue™ PaintingParty! Some AWESOME creative bloggers and I have some AMAZING and fun projects to show you that we created using ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape with Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector. We're gonna party hard today and give you some amazing eye candy and the opportunity to win some of your own ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape with Edge-Lock™ Paint LineProtector !  Be sure to check the list of folks partying with me today so you can see all their super projects!

So let's get this party started!!
I am so excited about this project! I have been DYING to do a project with a zebra pattern, and this was the perfect opportunity.  I just needed the PERFECT piece of furniture!
Enter this little beauty that I found at a CREEPY estate sale!

Not much to look at, but tons of potential!

I knew the table had some sticky drawers so I checked those out as soon as I got home.  Much to my satisfaction I found that someone had stuck some metal tacks in the wood, and this was all that was making the drawers stick! Out they came!

Next, the top of the table was a little warped from rain. 

So I busted out my palm sander and went to town.  Within a few minutes it had a nice, even edge.  I patched up all the cracks and holes with spackle.

First I painted it in a gorgeous aqua from Sherwin Williams.  Now time for the fun!!

I used my ScotchBlue Painter's Tape with Edge-Lock™ Paint LineProtector to tape off a square section on the top:

This area got painted white.  Once it was dry, I applied ScotchBlue Painter's Tape with Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector to the entire square surface.  I found a zebra pattern I liked online and sketched this pattern on the tape.

I drew slashes through the parts of the pattern that I wanted cut out.  I then used an exacto knife to cut these pieces out.  This is when I started to get excited!

I painted over these areas with a homemade mixture of gray, then pulled the tape off before the paint was dry.

There were two things that I really liked about this tape: 

First, it is sticky, and sticks to the project instead of peeling off.  BUT it doesn't peel off your paint when you're done. Double points.

Second, the lines are crisp, for real! I didn't go over the tape with the base coat first and the only places where I had any bleed through is where I accidently lifted the tape when cutting it with the exacto knife.

So yeah, back to peeling off the tape....

!VIOLA! Zebra! Look at those crisp zebra stripes!!

I love how the hardware pops off the aqua!

I painted the inside of the drawers to match the rest of the end table.  This is the first time I've painted the inside of a drawer, and I LOVE it!!

Here is a close-up of the pattern:

She makes me smile!! So exotic and pretty!

(Giveaway is now closed)
So don't you want to win some ScotchBlue Painter's Tape with Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector  so you can do an awesome project?!

Here's how!

1.  Just leave a comment letting me know how you would use the tape in your project!

2.   Tweet @ScotchBlueBrand“I want #supersharppaintlines for my next project!” and leave me a comment letting me know you did!

That's TWO ways to win, and there will be THREE winners in total!!

The giveaway will stay open until Friday, September 2nd @ Midnight!

I'm last on this painter's tape party train, but don't forget to stop by all the other party gals and check out their projects!

2.  Lindsay @ Living With Lindsay
3.  Amy @ Maison Decor 8
4.  Sara @ House Bella
5. ME!

You can check out ScotchBlue on their Facebook page too!!

I had so much fun hanging out with you all today!


ScotchBlueBrand reached out to me to participate in the ScotchBlue Painting Party to celebrate the launch of their new ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape with Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector. My post represents my honest experience with ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape. I am not being paid for my answers, but I did receive ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape to assist in completion.
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  1. that is soooo awesome!
    i was supposed to participate but had to back out since we had just sold our home and i had no idea where i'd be. i sm so sad about it!

  2. Since you posted that nightstand on Facebook I've been wondering how you got that zebra pattern on there! It looks awesome! Oh, and I'll take some tape :)

  3. That looks great! Quick question, when you used the exacto knife to cut the pattern out, did it leave any knife marks on your tabletop? I'm working (meaning, it's an idea in my head and no work has been done yet) on my kids' bathroom and this would be great for some designs I have in mind!

  4. That is absolutely gorgeous! I would love a chance at winning some tape. We're closing on a new house tomorrow morning and it's completely covered in wall paper. I would use the tape after I finally get the paper off and start painting! It's not that original, but I would be grateful.

  5. Woohooo! I love finding someone who likes making old things new again! I am currently working on an old dresser and this has given me ideas.....

  6. OMG! You won't believe this but I have one of those EXACT tables here at my house (one large drawer instead of two). I brought the laptop INTO the guest room to check - yup, TWINS!

    And, to make this even freakier, I had just told hubs last week that I was planning to paint it black and to a LEOPARD top!!!

    Ok, so weird.....yet so awesome!

  7. this looks SO awesome!! LOVING THE ZEBRA STRIPES!!

    I already wrote on KD Designs blog so don't know if I can do it again but just incase, You know I'll be using it on my next desk project :)

  8. Holy crap! This is an amazing transformation. Pure genius. LOVE the aqua. And great idea to do gray/white zebra stripes. What a creative way to use the painter's tape!

  9. P.S. Found this post through the ScotchBlue painting party, and I'm a follower now. Love your blog!

  10. woohoo! Your table looks so good! It's very, very pretty. I love the pattern AND the color.
    How did you keep from cutting into the table with the exacto knife?
    ps not entering, just stopping by to see what you did!

  11. That turned out amazing! Thanks for sharing your tutorial. Did you have any problem cutting the wood when you used the exacto knife? I would probably paint a striped wall if I won the tape.

  12. I can see for the pattern you did, this tape is AMAZING! I have to work on a coffee table is long and have two wings, painting a design on the center. I absolutely NEED this tape! Thanks for share your great Job!

  13. I'm painting all the walls in my house and not to good at not getting it on my trim.Also i want to do the same thing that Maison Decor did in her hallway in my halllway.

  14. Love your project. I need some of this tape to paint my china- cabinet-turned-craft cabinet...maybe chevrons?

  15. I am seriously loving blue/turquoise lately. I have got to paint something with it soon! I love how your table turned out - you are super talented doing that zebra on the top.

  16. Very impressive! I love it!

    evie @ brown paper packages

  17. soooooooo pretty! love the colors you choose and that zebra is just plain fabulous!

  18. Wow, that looks awesome! The combination of the turquoise and the zebra print makes it really eye-catching!

  19. Wow! What a great idea...I never thought of the zebra stripes! I have a dresser exactly like the table you have. Now I want to find a table like that! I need to search. The dresser is my daughter's & I just painted it a few months ago & the table would be a perfect little night stand or vanity table for her. I might just have to add the zebra stripes to her dresser like you did. I could use some scotch blue painting tape to do that & get some nice crisp lines just like yours! Beautiful, good job!

    You can take a peek at my dresser here, we even painted them the same colors!

  20. Great job! I love your color choices!

  21. I (heather) am so glad I found this! I have a corner table I have been wanting to the top with Zebra and just haven't been able to find the right tutorial on how to do it. I love how you did yours! I would love for you to over to our blog and share this at our link party, Crafty Lassie Tuesday. : We are also having a giveaway!
    I am going to go work on my table now. THANKS!!!

    Heather & Rose

  22. looks great girl!!! AWESOME JOB!

  23. Oh my GOODNESS...what a WICKED up-do!! Fabulous zebra stripes lady!

    Deborah [visiting happily from}

    [Hope you can visit too!]

  24. Wow! I am loving this table! Thanks for linking up to Craft and Tell!!

  25. I'm so jealous of this beautiful piece. The lines of the table are gorgeous, the blue color is beautiful and the zebra stripes are AWESOME!!! One of these days I will redo a piece of furniture with zebra stripes, just have to talk the boyfriend into it first :-)

  26. I adore Zebra and my fave color is blue and I love how you incorporated both into your project!

  27. Soooo cute! I have about three pieces of furniture I need to paint. This is motivating me. =) New follower from Eisy Morgan!

  28. I love this table!!! I wish I had a piece to do this with!

  29. Fantastic job! It looks gorgeous. Love the colour. Thanks for sharing. Hope to see you on my blog:)

  30. Wow this table went from drab to fab!! This looks amazing, I love it! I'd love for you to link up at my link party going on right now :) hope to see you there!


  31. Just featured you on my facebook page Great tutorial!

  32. Amazing! I am so impressed by the transformation of this. I doubt I could make it look that good. I would love to have you share this @ Show & Share--

  33. Wow! What a transformation! Love the color! Found you via Christina's Adventures. Toodles, Kathryn

  34. That table rocks!

  35. Love it! What a brilliant makeover!

  36. So adorable! Love the technique, and the colors and pattern you chose

  37. oh wow this is gorgeous absolutely love love love the new colour & the zebra print its adorable great makeover. i am hosting a give away pop on over

  38. Hi-Just wanted to let you know I featured you and your zebra table this weekend on my blog!

  39. Gorgeous TABLE! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing it at the Tuesday To Do Party last week! Can't wait to see what you link up this week!

  40. I love it Katie! You did a fabulous job! So much better in it new, updated state! Thanks for linking up to this past week's Catch a Glimpse party!

    And I feel like a bad bloggy friend since I haven't visited in so long! But I love the new blog look or well, new to me! lol Hope you are doing well!

  41. ahhhh!!! I LOVE This!!!! It turned out so great!!!!
    I have to say that I am loving the name of your blog too...
    I believe I might be calling things craptastic from now on.
    Hope you can stop over some time

  42. Your project is so fantastic that I featured it this week at my Hookin Up with HoH Link Party!

    Feel free to stop on by and grab a button!


    Allison @ House of Hepworths

  43. WOWZA!!!! What an amazing make over!!! Loved the tutorial and will def be trying the tape!!


  44. Too cute! I would've been happy with just the gorg paint color - but the zebra? Love it! Great tute too. Will have to try that!

  45. We are new to the craft blogging world and just found your blog. I am so impressed! Refinishing furniture is one of my favorite tings. I love this color ( I have turquoise in my dining room) I also have zebra stripes in my living room...combine the two and you have a permanent follower lol. Great job!



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