Frog Tape Fun

Fabulous Frog Tape is the best new invention in years. It seals to your floor and … no paint leaks—unless you move it. The painting project moved ahead after loads of math, marking and chalk lines. Then the fabulous green tape came on the scene! We started with eight rolls, but needed about 20 more rolls to complete the job. When all was finished 1.159 miles, yes miles, of Frog Tape was used. The guys even saved the used tape and made a giant tape ball named ‘Kermit’—green, frog and fun. I think the results were simply stunning, but let me know what you think!

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I think you could seal this and call it a day!

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The first part of the pattern to be painted was the border.

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Working on the inner grid—that’s Merritt the Magnificent painting.

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The pattern was taped on the dry grid—the circles were drawn with a compass and cut with an exacto knife

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The outside border was painted while the pattern was being taped.

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Painting in progress—so exciting to see it all come together.

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I am crazy for this floor!

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14 Comments

  1. Reply

    Jeremy Burnett

    January 16, 2013

    WOW!!! I thought I like it in the green tape- I LOVE the final product. You do have the vision, girl!

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      lissyparker

      January 16, 2013

      Thank you Jeremy. I am so thrilled with this floor-glad you like it.
      Xo, Lissy

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    Jennifer

    January 16, 2013

    amazing! I could have lived with the frog tape ha…such a lovely green

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      lissyparker

      January 16, 2013

      Jennifer, I loved the green! May next time just seal the tape and be done.
      xo

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    nancoir

    January 16, 2013

    what marvelous functional creativity in what was cumbersome space. good job!!

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      lissyparker

      January 17, 2013

      Love it. You must see in person.
      xo

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    designchic

    January 18, 2013

    As am I – they are stunning! We are in the throes of an 1818 beach house remodel and were painting some old hardwoods a glossy white – may have to reconsider!!

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      lissyparker

      January 18, 2013

      It is crazy beautiful. Now all we need is furniture.
      xo

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    Frances Schultz

    January 20, 2013

    Oh Lissy it is brilliant! Brava!

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      lissyparker

      January 21, 2013

      More to come Frances–left my laptop in N.C. last week.
      xo

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    cindy hattersley

    January 23, 2013

    Lissy thanks for the tip about frog tape! What a find! That old blue painters tape does not work very well! And your floor…,.is absolutely gorgeous!! Love it!

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      lissyparker

      January 23, 2013

      Cindy, Just remember that if you need to adjust the tape-throw it out and get a new piece. The adhesive only bonds for one ‘stick.’
      xo

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    cindy

    June 15, 2014

    I cannot believe this! How in the world did you find such perfectionist men to figure this out? Wow. Just wow.

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      lissyparker

      June 19, 2014

      Cindy, My Architect, Keven Hawkins, did the math. He is here in Cashiers.
      xo

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