Cool Duct Tape Ideas: Cover Your Furniture

Published: January 15, 2014

Duct tape furniture •

Yes, I am completely obsessed with kids’ bedrooms. Especially the open, individualistic creativity that sprouts behind closed doors. Fen’s bedroom undergoes complete transformations every month or so, and in between times, it morphs and evolves in smaller, more subtle ways. Decorations are changed, mini-shrines are erected and dismantled, furniture is adorned with the soft-and-fluffy-item du jour.

I’ve written about this before, and no doubt I’ll write about it again, because it’s one of my favorite things. As she grows, I become more and more delighted with what comes out of her brain, and today’s post documents her latest duct tape adventure.

duct tape furniture- desk •

This was completely unprompted, and I think happened when I was taking an afternoon nap. Do you all nap? It’s my favorite activity, really.

duct tape chair •

duct tape chair and table •


My Kids’ Rooms Pinterest board is my fave:

Follow Artchoo! (Jeanette Nyberg)’s board Kids’ Rooms on Pinterest.

If you are addicted to kids’ rooms as I am, you might want to take a gander at this gorgeous book full of eye candy and inspiration:

kids' room decor book

Stylish Spaces for Sleep and Play by Kelly Wearstler

Looking for even more kids’ room inspiration? The Land of Nod is one of my favorite places ever for cool kids’ stuff, how about you? Got any secret kid stuff stores up your sleeve?



7 thoughts on “Cool Duct Tape Ideas: Cover Your Furniture”

  1. Fen did a wonderful job. I think it’s so cool to redo plain old furniture with duct tape. PickyKidPix redid her white desk and desk chair and I have to say that I was shocked at how well it came out!

    • It looks good, doesn’t it? I think duct tape is a fun medium for kids to go nutty with in their rooms- I wish I could do the same to our couch, but I have a feeling it wouldn’t look so good.

  2. Adorable, but not very functional. Not only will the backing wear off the tape, but the edges will roll up and stick to things (especially on the chair), and it’s hard to write on a surface covered with duct tape without damaging the paper. If I were to do this to my desk I’d have to get a glass topper to go over it to address all those problems. Not sure what I could do to save the chair. Eh, better off just using paint.


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