ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape & The Home Depot’s "Ready, Set, Paint" Blog-Hop

By Kate Riley May 15, 2013

Greetings everyone, this summer I’ll be hosting a a fabulous event in partnership with ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape and The Home Depot! It’s a Summer Blog Hop where two dozen bloggers will be getting creative with ScotchBlue Tape and the links to all the projects will be found right here – the projects featured will help inspire this year’s painting season! painter's tape, scotchblue painter's tape, tape

I’ve been using ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape for such a long time, it’s my go-to tape whenever I’m working on furniture or painting doors. This brand doesn’t grab like traditional masking tape but sticks just enough to paint perfect stripes or line up hardware – even on top of freshly painted surfaces and it won’t pull up the paint, I love that.3M Tape Projects CG

I started the big summer event with this dresser makeover, click on the image to read the full details using ScotchBlue tape and products purchased at the Home Depot.scotchblue and home depot before and after


Want to see how other bloggers use their creativity with Scotchblue Painter’s Tape? 

Check out  these “Ready Set Paint” projects!

Make a framed stenciled wall with Alicia at Thrifty & Chic

framed stenciled wall thriftyandchic

Mold and paint DIY color block concrete tables by Rayan at the Design Confidential.

concrete end tables design confidential

Recreate this faux etched glass pattern on a table by Kim at Sand and Sisal.

faux etched glass sandandsisal

Make a bright striped summer chalkboard with The Girl Creative

the girl creative summer chalkboard

Add color your entry bench with a dipped paint treatment by Pamela at PB&J Stories.

dipped effect bench pbjstories

Upgrade your outdoor furniture in a fresh color with Diane at In My Own Style.

updated outdoor furniture inmyownstyle

Say what you feel with a unique DIY chalkboard by Katie at Making This Home.

making this home chalkboard project

Paint a Moroccan inspired pattern with tips from DIY Maven at maven moroccan table

Add colorful stripes to a plain planter with Timothy from Charles & Hudson.

striped planter charles and hudson

Dye a tablecloth with a fireworks motif with Erin from House of Earnest.

fireworks tablecloth

Paint striped outdoor curtains with Tonya at Love of Family and Home.

painted striped outdoor curtains

Turn a side table into a game table with Carrie from Dream Green DIY.

painted game table

Upgrade your mailbox with tips from Lolly Jane.

mailbox by lollyjane


Nester shows us how to use ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape to draw straight chalk lines.

stripes with chalk


Paint stripes on your wall like a pro with KariAnne’s tips.

painting stripes

Make a stenciled stripe table runner with Kelly from Live Laugh Rowe.

stenciled table runner


Paint a striped canopy for a lemonade stand with Sandra at Sawdust Girl.

diy lemonade stand

Add your own painted design to a horseshoe game with Design Love Fest.

painted horseshoe game

Build a unique pet bowl station for your pooch with Yellow Brick Home.

painted pet bowl


 Add a dose of color with a color blocked headboard by Mandi at Vintage Revivals.

color blocked headboard


 Stencil a drink caddy for summer entertaining with the sisters from At the Picket Fence.

diy drink caddy


Build an oversized painted frame chalkboard with a tutorial by Remodelaholic.

painted chalkboard frame


And now for some fun! ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape and Home Depot will award one of you a $500 gift card!

To be eligible to win the gift card, 1) leave a comment here and 2) ALSO VISIT the Rafflecopter link and be sure to either enter your email or login with Facebook on the Rafflecopter link.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations to Linda G. for winning the gift card, winner notified via email.

The Summer Blog Hop was brought to you in partnership with The Home Depot and ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape. All opinions are my own.

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  1. I love that blue painter’s tape too! But so do my kids. They are always stealing it for their own fun projects, like creating toys out of cardboard boxes. Can’t wait to see the DIY projects come in. Yeah!

  2. I love this tape..was organizing my tools & paints over the weekend & realized I had 5 rolls going! Looking forward to the projects so I can use up all the rolls on hand!

  3. I love the blue painter’s tape… but I do not like Home Depot. I have had lots of bad experiences with them and their products.

    I also like the dresser better blue than after you painted it… no offense personally !

    But the tape works great !

  4. Just realized they are different dressers…. sorry !

    I am not much for stripes so I get distracted by that which I do not like.

  5. You’ve sold me before on the Painters Tape and love it. I’ve been debating doing a big statement wall in our master bedroom using it, but I need to talk myself into it first. It’d be fun, but tedious. :) Maybe perfect for a summer distraction. Can’t wait to see all the projects. What a fun idea.

  6. Great site! Love this tape. My husband and I recently tried some of the Home Depot brand, HDX I think and it didn’t stick like I wanted it to. Ended up going back and getting the Scotchblue tape with the green label and it worked perfectly.

  7. Geometry teachers everywhere must be super proud of all the DIY’ers who can figure out how to create all those amazing shapes and patterns using a straight-line. I love painters tape.

  8. Such great ideas! I love painters tape. From helping with perfect caulk lines to painting exact and straight edges, it is the most versatile tool in my tool box.

  9. I have been wanting to paint stripes on something. I think it is time to pull the trigger. Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. I love that tape! I’ve used it most recently for painting lamps — creating sharp lines and making sure the paint doesn’t get to the electrical bits!

  11. Sad for the end of summer, but maybe cooler weather will inspire me to do some more painting projects

  12. I can’t even paint a simple wall with small window, without painters tape. So yeah, this stuff is pretty awesome.

  13. I love all the inspiration! Though I am a little confused… The post says not to leave a comment, yet the raffle copter I instructs you to leave a comment. Either way, this post has motivated me to get going on that furniture makeover I’ve been meaning to do! :)

  14. I love the IKEA dresser hack that you did at the beginning of the summer. I’d love to do something similar in our Master bedroom on day. But right now I’m waiting until we buy a house and redesign our bedroom. Many of these other projects are fantastic. I might have to try a few of those, too.

  15. I right in the middle of painting our house so we can put it on the market. Tape would sure come in handy!

  16. Would love to paint a rug/floor cloth in the pattern DIY Maven used (maybe not quite as complicated!) using Scotch Blue Painters Tape to lay out the pattern.

  17. Awesome giveaway!! We are planning to do some renovations around the house, will check out some of these products.

  18. Love the variety of ways you can use Scotch Blue. My favorite is the game table idea!

  19. Oh man awesome giveaway!! I have soo many painting projects on my mind! Am currently refinishing the drywall upstairs and I cannot wait to put color on it!! : )

  20. oh my goodness…..such cuteness. i love the tape at my house too…..did a greek key treatment to the top of a dresser with it. such fun ideas.

  21. so much inspiration, i think i’m going to redo an old sewing cabinet….thanks for the push!

  22. Great giveaway! Love all of the above projects.. very inspiring.. I now want to paint everythng in my house.

  23. We have an entire drawer of blue painter’s tape. Clearly it’s all we use. And we are very prepared :-)

  24. I love to paint and I love to use Scotch blue painter’s tape. The projects are great.

  25. We use blue painters tape all the time – I actually used it this weekend. But these ideas go way beyond my imagination. Very inspiring. Thank you for sharing!

  26. Used blue painter’s tape when repainted all the rooms in my house. Worked fantastic to protect the trim.

  27. Love the “Paint a Moroccan inspired pattern” from DIY Maven at Curbly….I just don’t know if I would have patience!

  28. I’m a big fan of Painter’s blue tape. Love all the inspiration projects. Thanks for chance to win.

  29. Love the round up of projects. I will start a new list of to do projects. Love Home Depot we couldn’t do these projects without them.

  30. I love the blue painters tape because it allows you to get such a clean edge! I’ve used it on flag crafts for the 4th of July and for making nice clean stripes on our corn hole set!

  31. So many cool ideas here. I have a dresser that needs updating. I would love to try the stripes on it.

  32. I can’t wait for the summer to end here so I can work in my garage when it’s not 110! I have so many projects piled up and several will require taping!

  33. I really love seeing peoples craft projects and ideas. I’m terribly uncrafty and have no idea what to do or where to begin, so I live vicariously though you all :)

  34. Love this giveaway! I need to win this since I have a very long list of projects that need done around my house. I have a lot of painting in my future!

  35. I have a few rolls of it because we use it for strange other things as well. Like getting things out of the lint trap in the dryer. And removing lint.

    It sure is handy when painting. It has helped me not make a mess of lots of rooms.

  36. Wow, these ideas are so creative! I don’t have a very steady hand but these make me want to try anyways.

  37. I too love the blue tape. Thanks for the chance to win. We are currently fixing our kitchen and this would come in handy.

  38. Painter’s tape is always on hand in our house. I have completed many DIY projects thanks to the tape. YAY!!!

  39. I need Batman’s utility belt to keep my painting supplies on me at all times. Nothing like more project ideas to keep me busier.

  40. I have a fun project in mind for my husband’s workshop (aka the garage) – he’s Swiss and I’d love to paint the Swiss flag on his peg board!

  41. I’ve got some great dressers that could use a creative paint job. $500 to Home Depot would definitely make that happen!

  42. Here in Phoenix, the end of summer marks the beginning of project season. It will finally be cool enough to work on projects in my garage!

  43. So many neat ideas! The Moroccan inspired pattern is so pretty, especially with that sunny yellow :)

  44. Love all these ideas. Can’t wait until I bite the bullet and actually find a way to make all these ideas work together into something amazing that I call home

  45. Love these ideas and Home Depot has good deals to transform any kind of space! So ready to get our patio area ready!!!

  46. Oh man, this could come in handy for all of the projects I need to get done before the cold weather hits again!

  47. We love our painters’ tape around here! Have been slowly but surely painting each room of our new (to us!) house since moving in last year.

  48. Didn’t get my painting projects started over the summer, the weather during fall is perfect for painting. Now I need the Scotch Blue Tape to get started! Thanks for the opportunity Home Depot.

  49. I’ve been wanted to do stripes in my son’s room, but first I need to finish my weekend’s paint project of the living room! The $500 though would bump up the master bath shower redo!!

  50. We go through more painters tape than we probably should…our toddlers always end up unraveling half a roll. ;)

  51. What marvelous projects. I am always afraid that I’m going to make a mess of something like that but that tape makes things look pretty doable!

  52. I am in love with the Moraccan style table scape – I never would have imagined it was made with painters tape.

  53. I’ve been using a lot of Scotch’s painters tape since I moved into my first house a couple months ago. Great stuff!

  54. Love all these great projects. I have used painters tape for so many things this year…painted my daughters room 3 different colors so the tape came in handy!

  55. We need to get started on building a small workshop so we have a place to keep our tools and a place for me to paint furniture. This prize could set the wheels in motion!

  56. I’ll need lots of Scotch blue tape to paint a compass rose on a table for my grandsons.

  57. What great painting projects! there’s nothing like paint to refresh something old into someting completely fabulous!

  58. I love Scotch blue tape. Oh, to think of the days when I was younger when we didn’t have this stuff and how hard it was to paint! Of course, that was the dark ages. LOL So many fun projects here. Thanks for sharing

  59. This would be perfect for my upcoming outdoor project! I’m a big fan of Scotch blue tape for all painting projects. I do NOT have a steady hand, so the tape saves my butt every time!

  60. I just made my own striped table runner last night! Great minds think alike ;)

  61. I’ve used painter’s tape for years for all my home renovation painting projects including painting my bathroom cabinets. Thank you for all your inspiration!

  62. We are up to our eyeballs in projects so a gift card to use at HD (which we seem to visit daily) would really really help! Thanks for the giveaway!

  63. I never thought of using painters tape to paint fabric. Such an awesome idea. Thanks for sharing!

  64. Love the painter’s tape project ideas — stripes are my favorite (probably to a fault, I wear them/decorate with them all the time) but a great strong tape is the most important part to making stripes! I love the checkerboard idea – we’d love a game table :)

  65. love all of the projects, especially the paint dipped entry bench. i have a bench that i am going to do that to

  66. I love the moroccan design! I can’t imagine how much time it must have taken to lay that out.

  67. Love all the projects – I am working on some fun updates to my house and definitely need lots of tape!

  68. What great ideas! I’m new to furniture re-do’s but would love a chance to try out the tape–I have the perfect antique bureau.

  69. we really want to finish the bathroom in the basement. This would really help. Thanks for the chance

  70. Love all of the ideas, especially the furniture painting and the fireworks table cloth. I have a camper that I am redecorating and am trying to use as much gifted/rescued items as possible so these ideas fit the bill to a T. Paint is the perfect way to unify all the mismatched chairs/tables/accessories.

  71. We just moved into a new house and are have so many projects to finish! Thanks for the chance!

  72. Thanks for the great project ideas and love the two tone dresser makeover but then again I pretty much love every project you put out from your blog!

  73. I love all the great ideas! Thanks for sharing! that piano makeover is just want I see in the future for my own piano!

  74. Wow!! What great ideas. It really kicks my motivation up a notch. I am going to go finish a dresser that is languishing in my garage.

  75. Just picked up paint this weekend to start painting my hallway… maybe it’s time to get creative!

  76. I want to do some sort of patterned wall in my closet along with redoing the shelving and hanging area the builder put in to maximize the storage potential.

  77. I love that mailbox! I think I need to do something similar immediately. Too bad I’m right in the middle of painting a task lamp using (you guessed it) Scotch blue. ; )

  78. Love all the ideas – can’t wait to do my own project with the blue as I revamp my nightstand!

  79. I love all of the creativity! I’m hoping to paint my first piece of furniture soon. (When I can get some kid-free time.)

  80. What a creative round up! I could win an ugly bathroom contest, but would much rather win this one! Striped walls using Scotch blue tape are top on my wish list!

  81. Would love this giveaway. I want to do a striped wall in the nursery we are making for our first baby!

  82. So many projects, so little time! Would use the $500 gift card to buy more supplies from Home Depot…like more blue tape!

  83. Great ideas! I’d love to re-paint and update many of my items! I would definitely use the gift card for that and many more projects that are just begging to get done!

  84. Great inspirational ideas! Love the striped walls. We are combining the girls’ in one room and have been thinking about doing stripes!

  85. We’re just about to buy our first house, and it needs a LOT of painting (and wallpaper removal) so that Home Depot card would go a long way!

  86. i love home depot! i go there all the time. i used some blue tape to paint a sort of intertwined square pattern on some side tables :-)

  87. This site has been my go to for DIY projects in my home. So many beautiful things to try and since my husband and I are always in Home Depot this gift card would help us tremendously in our new home!!!

  88. Many thanks for the chance to win! I’ve got several pieces of furniture inside and patio that need paint badly! These projects are great inspiration.

  89. Hi I love all these projects and I would love to win the Home Depot giftcard. I have so many home projects to work on. Thank you

  90. I really needed to find this months ago but since I like DIY all year round, its never too late.

  91. These ideas are all wonderful. My rental could really use some sprucing up…the owners wouldn’t paint before we moved in :(

  92. Thanks for the chance to win, I hope this is the right spot to leave a comment. I didn’t see a Rafflecopter Link

  93. This is awesome – love all the projects. I’ve been wanting to try a paint dipped chair – this could be my opportunity.

  94. I can’t find the rafflecopter link to click on? I could seriously use that gift card!

  95. I’m planning a furniture makeover for my workspace so fingers crossed.
    Thanks for sharing all those creative projects, it’s inspiring and refreshing.
    Xo, Elba .

  96. Paint, paint, and more paint…so needed! Would love a win, so would my walls, and so would the few vintage dressers I have in waiting!

  97. I love all the versatile ideas, I’ll look at my roll of painters tape in a whole new way now!

  98. I am loving the the chance to win – I want to try the
    scotch blue painters tape on a dipped leg project.

  99. Great inspiration! We’ll be finishing our basement soon, so I need all of the decorating ideas I can get!

  100. I have done many painting projects and have always used Scotch Blue. I’m feeling totally inspired by these projects and might have to pop over to Home Depot for some more fun paint!

  101. Just in time for my son’s bedroom makeover – he just turned 13 and he’s ready for a more mature room that reflects his “gaming” style.

  102. I love using Scotch Blue Painter’s tape. It comes off so easily after I have painted and the lines are always so crisp and clean!

    I’m looking to buy myself some “real woman” tools! $500.00 would go a long way to helping me do that!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  103. I use blue painters tape for everything – including non-painting projects… Fabulous stuff!

  104. We always use Painter’s Blue tape for many projects. Thanks for sharing all these inspirational projects and for the giveaway.

  105. Blue and orange just go together! I have so many paint projects in the queue and the gift card would be perfect for getting them done!

  106. I’m hanging on to summer with everything I’ve got – not too hard to do in the South! Thanks for the giveaway!

  107. So many neat ideas. I’ve got lots of projects planned and a roll of this tape. Can’t wait to get started. :-)

  108. Can’t wait to start painting the new house interior! Lots of builder grade in need of upgrade!

  109. Love all these ideas! I have done quite a few projects since we moved a couple months ago and cant wait to try some of these.

  110. So much fun! I love all the project ideas! We just moved, so I’m still putting together and trying to make our house a home! I can’t wait to try out some of these ideas!

  111. Love all of these projects! So fun to be inspired by all of your incredible creativity!

  112. Another fantastic blog and giveaway. Kate I don’t know what to do first.
    I really want to thank you for ALWAUS sharing exact sources. It makes ALL THE DIFFERENCE!
    Thank you. I don’t think any of us could say it enough. You allow us to copy your fantastic ideas and bring pretty into our homes.
    Thanks for giveaway. I could do sooooo much

  113. Wow, can’t wait to try that table runner with some burlap, for a nice Fall change

  114. So many great ideas and techniques! The giveaway ain’t too shabby either, especially when the Home Depot is my home away from home! Thanks for sharing!

  115. This is amazing! To be honest, I would give this to my parents. They have a lot of need-to-fix’s and could really benefit from this gift card. Thank you for the chance!

  116. There are so many inspiring projects presented and so many on my to-do list. The gift card would help so much! Thanks.

  117. There’s more than one that I’d love to try.

    Please, please Mr. Rafflecopter: won’t you pick me?

  118. I just used Scotch Blue for painting my living space. Now I’m inspired to paint some furniture that needs a face lift

  119. Love all of these creative ideas and have been pleased every time I use ScotchBlue tape!

  120. My hubby & I just bought our first house and I am getting so many ideas for decorating/re-decorating our new home! I love the compass glass coffee table & who knew Scotchblue tape could be used for so many great projects?! I will definitely be bookmarking this page for future reference!!

  121. What a cool post and GREAT ideas! We’re completely renovating our décor & I can’t wait to try some of the ideas! Thanks again for such a wonderful blog. ;)

  122. We have always used Scotch Blue. I love that all these talented people share their ideas.

  123. I am loving all the great ideas for my DIY project at home! May I say, this is the first time e-v-e-r!

  124. I never would have thought about color blocking an old bed frame. Now I’m a little bummed that I passed on an old brass bed.

  125. Love ALL the linked projects. I’d love to try my hand at them. Thanks for the chance to win.

  126. We just bought a house and need to paint every single wall. I’ve used other brands and there is no comparison. Blue tape is the best!

  127. Great group of bloggers with some great ideas. I need to try the wall stripes and have always wanted a lemonade stand!

  128. This is going to sound so dumb, but I never considered using painters tape to help paint on fabrics!

  129. i am going to make the doggie bowls. they are really great, only i will have to put them a little bit closer to the floor, i have 3 chihuahuas. thanks for the giveaway too!!!!!!!!!

  130. I love all the ideas and the one for painting a door is great because that is my next project. I was contemplating the best way to tape off the hardware, and now I know how! Thank you!

  131. I love so many of these projects, but I am going to try the “striped” curtains for sure!

  132. these are such great inspiration. I saw a couple of projects I would like to tackle right away.

  133. Love all the ideas, so many projects I want to start! Not only do I need to paint my whole house (Since I didn’t do it while preggo) need furniture too

  134. So much inspiration! I’ve done so much diy in my new home and now I’m ready to tackle the basement remodel.

  135. We’re trying to buy a vacant foreclosure across the street from our rental and it needs A LOT of work. This sure would help!

  136. just purchase a new house that needs a TON of work! can’t wait to try out some of these ideas :)

  137. I took advantage of Home Depot’s rebate on paint this weekend! I’ll be a painting fiend, but I still need more supplies!

  138. These are some really creative ideas, and get me thinking of ways I can do creative and fun things for my home. Thanks!

  139. I use painters tape to secure the kitchen tablecloth underneath the table , it is great, stay put and is hidden.

  140. Hopefully we will be redoing our kitchen this fall and Home Depot has the knobs I’m set on.

  141. I have been wanting to make an oversized framed chalkboard for my kitchen wall. I am totally doing this!

  142. My husband and I love home depot and have been slowly furnishing our new home! It would sure be nice to get more done faster before the holiday seasons are here! We’re hosting our first Thanksgiving!!

  143. So many great ideas. I use painter’s tape when I am layering a quilt top with batting and backing.

  144. Went to HD recently and they set me up with tape and tips. Now if it will cool off I can get started!

  145. There are so many great projects in this post. I really like the mailbox makeover! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

  146. Just bought my first house and my wife and I can’t wait to make it a home! Hope we win!

  147. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! There is so much you can do with $500 to your favorite home improvement store! :)

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