Zebra Duct Tape and More Designer Duct Tape Patterns
Never send a girl out for plumbing supplies. She just might come back with zebra duct tape!
So my husband Matt said the dreaded words to me yesterday, "Digby, I need you to go to the hardware store." He needed a variety of pipes, screws and duct tape. You have to understand that I hate running errands at the hardware store. I swear the manager sees me and runs into the back room to hide. Nothing is ever simple. Matt (the engineer) gives me (the artist) a detailed list of the needed gizmos. It's never there, it's never the right size, they don't make it anymore - or as in the case of duct tape, never enough information.
Designer Zebra Duct Tape
|Duck Brand 280110 Zebra All Purpose Duck Tape, 1.88 Inche...|
So I walk into our little hardware store fortified with a travel mug filled with a strong French Roast coffee and a detailed shopping list. The clerk (as I said, the manager mysteriously disappears when I enter) bravely smiled and asked if I need help. Of course I needed help - I've got quite the reputation in this place. He started to fill my basket with screws, gaskets, a wrench (don't we have plenty of those?). Then said, "While I'm doing this, why don't you go pick up the duct tape in Aisle 3." Like any idiot could do that, without messing it up. As I approached Aisle 3, a whole new plumbing world opened up - one with style, color, perhaps a little glitter. I was finally at home in a hardware store!
OMG! There is ZEBRA DUCT TAPE!!!! You can even choose black and white zebra print or pink and black. Of course I got both. I thought black and white zebra for under the kitchen sink and pink and back zebra duct tape for our master bath. Then I saw it spotted leopard duct tape. Perhaps for the oil tank or boiler. They need duct tape don't they? Everyone knows you need solid colors to go with patterns. It is possible to have too much animal print. Not to worry I got some funky flamingo pink duct tape to balance the animal print.
Matt had said to get a large roll of duct tape. I thought four small ones would do the trick then. When I got home Matt was gone. So I put the plumbing supplies in his workshop. A few hours later I hear, "DIGBY!!! What the H*?#! is this. I said get one large roll of GREY duct tape." "No.
I said, "You NEVER said GREY duct tape." I produced the shopping list from my purse. It said one large roll of duct tape - and the animal print duct tape is genuine all-purpose duct tape.
Grey Duct Tape
Boring but Effective
|Intertape 5038-3 PK Fix-It DUCTape 1.87-Inches x 60-Yards, 7-Mil, 3-Pack|
Poly-coated cloth tape features an excellent adhesive. Good tensile strength, water-resistant and tear-resistant.Only $18.65
|Duck Brand 1.88-Inch-by-60-Yard All-Purpose Duct Tape, Gray|
The Henkel Duck all-purpose "Duck" tape is Henkel's original Duck-brand duct tape. This silver-colored tape is perfect for countless repairs around the home, school, or ...
And then Matt uttered another dreaded sentence, "Digby, you need to bring these back to the hardware store." Well Matt knows how to fix stuff and I don't, so he wins this round. I did go back and pick up the boring grey duct tape. But did I bring back the zebra and leopard and funky flamingo pink duct tape? No way. I can see a world of possibilities.
A little You Tube research has opened up a new duct tape world for me. A new waterproof totebag might me in my future. Take a look below.