Are you stuck with details in your home that you can’t easily change?
I admit, I’ve been trying to not obsess over the tiles in my kitchen over the last year. They’re a random mix of green and white. I don’t do random, and I don’t like it when lines don’t line up- these tiles don’t go all the way over to their natural termination point. They just kind of stop mid-way under the overhead cabinets.
Well this week I finally bit down and fulfilled a fantasy I’ve been chewing on forever. It involved one roll of aluminum duct tape and a couple hours of fun. This aluminum tape is real duct tape- it looks like shiny metal and is self adhesive. I’ve used it in art projects to great results.
How did I use it in my kitchen?
Well, first I yelled out to Sweets, “You can’t come in here! …and when you do, you can’t say anything!”
Because what would / did he say? “I love you, but you’re silly.”
He just doesn’t obsess over details like I do, nor does he indulge shiny enough.
I used the tape as a ribbon and made a simple weave of it to just cover up those tiles. I didn’t use the adhesive side of the aluminum tape- I just kept its backing on. That way I can take this down easier when the time comes.
It was a fun project- and way cheaper than the option of stainless steel tiles seen in apartment therapy recently.
Now I can stand back and get to work obsessing over new details,
… like that horrible stove hood,
and more of those tiles by the sink…
and my old old pot holders…