Welcome to the latest Sparkles and Shoes DIY project! Similar to my recipes I like DIY’s that are nice and simple without too many steps. But first, let me set the stage: At work we are moving to a very open floor plan and the amount of desk space is going to be greatly diminished. I have only a few weeks to decide which precious items are going to make the purge. With this in mind I am trying for all of the things I have left to be as cute as possible and there was one desk accessory that was sticking out like a sore thumb – my tape dispenser.
It is solid black, boring, and I wanted a cute one. I had my mind set on a metallic gold and went on a search since I would certainly not locate one in the supply closet. I found the Kate Spade Acrylic Gold Tone Tape Dispenser for $28 but it is not what I was looking for – it was mainly clear. Then I found almost exactly what I was looking for, this one, but I am definitely not paying $180+ for a metallic gold tape dispenser, no matter what it looks like:
Thus, I decided to make my own! I inherited a very simple clunky Scotch® Deluxe Desktop Tape Dispenser, C-40, Black, for 1 Inch Core Tapes when I started my job last year and went about turning it into a great statement piece for my new desk (who said statement pieces were limited to jewelry?) I had the gold spray paint and painters tape left over from November’s Pinterest Projects and the white paint was something I had laying around my apartment.
I am very happy with how my DIY Gold Tape Dispenser turned out – thoughts?
Kylie Rose says
Super cute! I am so loving anything gold for your desk, and this is a STEAL compared to the other one! I mean really, who spends 175 dollars on a TAPE dispenser?! Great DIY girl 🙂
So in love with this DIY, so simple and totally cute. Definitely trying this for our boring desk supplies!! xx
now i want to spray paint everything gold!!! fab!
ha! This is awesome! I have a desk, but I spend so little time at it. But if I did, I would totally do things like this to spruce it up a bit. Love it!!
Tiffany of Just Another Shopaholic says
This is so cool! I want to make one!!
this is sincerely darling! love that it looks so chic and would look great with a white and gold desk set and some roses!
ladies in navy
LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!! I am so doing this for my tape dispenser at home! What a great idea ;]
The Parlor Girl