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5 Things You Can Transform With Contact Paper

Besides the usual shelves and drawers, of course!

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How can you spruce up a space without any major renovations? You can give a nook a new look with a pair of scissors in one hand and a roll of contact paper on the other! Just like washi tape, this stick-and-peel must-have is easy to use and allows you to experiment with a bunch of looks without taking so much time. If you've been thinking about working with adhesive pattern paper, check out these ideas:

1. Create a faux-marble finish for table surfaces. 

If you love marble furniture, but aren't too keen on spending a good amount of money on just one unit, you can get the same effect by lining the surfaces of your existing pieces with printed contact paper instead. You can even cover your side tables in the same pattern as your center table for a classy, unified look! 

2. Give new life to an old dresser with a gradient effect. 

Looking for an easy way to add a pop of color to the kids' room? Try using varying shades of yellow contact paper to revamp an old chest of drawers (as seen in photo). If you want a more grown-up version of this look, you can try having it done in metallics instead—you can use copper, rose gold, and sparkling gold!

3. Design your own feature wall

Add a sense of the extraordinary on a dull and empty panel with contact paper-cut-outs! You can even use it to draw attention to a pretty vignette to emphasize your favorite elements in your display. 

4. Use it to label your dinner spread. 

Hosting a birthday celebration or your weekly get-together with the girls? Give your humble banquet an interesting twist by unraveling a roll of contact paper and scribbling the dish names for your guests. If you're holding a wine tasting party, you can use it to label pairings, too! 

5. Frost a door. 

If you have a room at home that needs a boost of extra privacy, feel free to try your hand at frosting see-through passageways with contact paper. The best part? You can trace and cut patterns you like! Here's a step-by-step guide you can follow. 

WHERE TO BUY: 

ACE Hardware

  • G/F SM Hypermarket Makati, South Superhway cor. Finlandia St., Bgy. San Isidro, Makati City
  • 889-4841 
  • www.acehardware.com 

National Book Store 

PHOTOS: Kay Smith via Pinterest and Apartment Therapy (Main) | Syl and Sam | Tablespoon | Seventh House on the Left 

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