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We've got a lot of duct tape in our house. Well, I suppose everyone has a lot of duct tape in their house... what's a house without duct tape?

The bathroom was in desperate need of some color.

Something had to be done.

I'll try to leave the puns out of this instructable, but it's going to be difficult considering the subject matter.

Let's get to it...

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Step 1: Gather the Materials

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Stuff probably required for this project:

  • toilet seat in need of covering
  • copious amounts of duct tape
  • polyurethane, lacquer, varnish, shellac, etc. (unfortunately, that one-coat-equals-60-coats-of-varnish-epoxy-stuff probably wouldn't work since this isn't a flat surface)
  • appropriate brush
  • super glue

Step 2: Gather the Materials - continued

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It turns out that the can of polyurethane in the previous picture was emptier than I thought, but I didn't realize that until later. I ended up using lacquer.

Step 3: Seat Preparation

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It seemed that in order to do a spanking good job, it would be wise to take the toilet seat off of the toilet. This turned out to be a pain in the behind.

Out of the eight screws holding the seat and the lid to the hinges, two of them were corroded to the point of the heads snapping off. Well, that's what happens in a house where little kids are working on their aim. I guess the screws weren't stainless steel.

Step 4: Tape Preparation

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This is the kind of activity that really gives my OCD a good workout.

I laid out the rolls of tape, since they have to... Be. In. Order.

You noticed the pattern, didn't you?

Anyway, I pulled off about seven inches of tape off of each roll, and ripped those pieces in half, lengthwise.

Thinner strips seem to work better when applying the tape around the inside radius of the seat. Have you ever applied tape a set of bicycle handlebars? It's kinda the same thing.

agis689 months ago

i guess this is the kingdom of bacteria!!!!

Mattakers1 year ago
Imagine if the sticky side was facing up...
crispernakisan (author)  Mattakers1 year ago

I would normally come back with something like "Oh, snap!" but it doesn't really work in this case.

Haha, this is awesome, I love it! You should do the top of the lid in a sun or starburst kind of pattern!

Sun or starburst... check!