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rosewater
« on: March 20, 2004 07:48:23 PM »

I've recently rediscovered this stuff. I've also had flashbacks of my mother's various mac tac projects in the 70's. She and our neighbour covered a whole set of kitchen cupboards in mac tac.

Anyway, my project for the day: I had all this crap on the dining room table. Sewing machine, some old basket we've been throwing junk in for weeks, pictures I'd been meaning to go through, newspapers, you name it. And we have a really nice dining set, so today I thought "this is it, tonight we're going to eat at the table."

Then I decided that we needed a nice looking storage box that would fit our placements, napkins and stuff, so we could leave it on the table. So I made one. I made the box out of an old cardboard box, and covered it in solid black mac tac. It looks almost like vinyl, it's pretty cool. I put all our stuff in there, and put a big candle on a tray on top, and it looks like a nice centerpiece.

All that said, it took me two hours, most of which was taken up by smoothing out the wrinkles and bubbles in the mac tac.

Anyone else have any mac tac projects they'd care to share?
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2004 08:41:45 PM »

maybe I'm the only one, but I just can't resist my curiousity...

what's mac tac???   Huh
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2004 05:52:21 AM »

hmm, i don't know either.  and where would i find mac tac?

ah, nevermind... google showed this:
http://www.hotspotworldwide.com/detail.aspx?ID=265

it's that gritty non-skid tape on skateboards.  that would be an interesting thing to cover journals with.
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2004 07:57:38 PM »

hmm, i don't know either.  and where would i find mac tac?

ah, nevermind... google showed this:
http://www.hotspotworldwide.com/detail.aspx?ID=265

it's that gritty non-skid tape on skateboards.  that would be an interesting thing to cover journals with.


emmm...I've never hear of THAT kind of mac tac...I think what is meant is that clear plastic that's sticky on one side

I believe they call it Contact paper on these boards
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2004 03:51:37 PM »

its not only clear, they have it in tons of patterns and colors
some ppl line drawers ith it
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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2004 05:34:46 AM »

i've used skyblue contact paper on boring white kitchen tiles. i live in a student flat where no permanent alterations are permitted, but the good thing about contact paper is that it can be removed without a trace. i did this a few years ago, but it still looks as good as new, and the overall effect is pretty impressive. highly recommendable!

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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2004 05:58:58 AM »

I love this! The tiles came out amazing!

rosewater, I would love to see a picture of the finished project!
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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2004 09:04:38 AM »

i've used skyblue contact paper on boring white kitchen tiles. i live in a student flat where no permanent alterations are permitted, but the good thing about contact paper is that it can be removed without a trace. i did this a few years ago, but it still looks as good as new, and the overall effect is pretty impressive. highly recommendable!


Wow, awesome idea for all us renters! I'll have to try it!
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rosewater
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2004 05:34:35 PM »

Oh maybe "mac tac" is a Canadian thing. Sorry! I'm sure what you call contact paper is the same thing, looks like it anyway. And using it on your tiles is a great idea.

You can also buy it in a clear version, which I've used to cover all sorts of things in place of laminating. You can also cut a piece that will fit in your printer and print stuff on it.
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« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2004 03:09:34 PM »

I used "Italian Marble" print contact paper to cover my old car's rear bumper. The car was a frosted almond color. It had gotten this huge dark streak on it from someone else's car grazing it, and I didn't have the $ at the time to repaint. I covered the entire bumper in the contact paper. It was like I had a marble bumper! It was really funky, but sadly, I didn't get to photograph it, and the car was totalled in an accident a couple of months later.
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