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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

DIY: contact paper + paint = niiiiiice

Two Saturdays ago I got bored. So, I decided to play with some Target contact paper...

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The process was very simple.

  1. I started with a gross medicine cabinet, took out the shelves, and then cleaned it out with some all purpose spray.
  2. I measured the back panel and added about a half inch on all sides to be safe. This is pretty important if your area does not have perfectly straight edges. After measuring and cutting out a piece of contact paper, I lined it up to the back panel to find the overages. Using tweezers (the closest and sharpest thing around) I gently creased the paper.
  3. Finally, after cutting the paper to size, I peeled off the back and pressed it onto the panel. This was the hardest part since the contact paper wanted to stick to everything but the top left corner.

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Afterwards, I was pleased with the results, but still pretty bored

So, I did the cabinet above the toilet. I had some leftover paint from one of the bedrooms and ended up using it on the bottom portion of the cabinet. It makes a big difference.


  1. Wow, it looks fantastic! I'll be linking to this in the Revamp Roundup.

  2. well that is something u just take for granted; an ugly background for something u use every day. u don't look twice, you just get what u need and shut the door. ugh. but this idea certainly brightens up a plain space. thanks for sharing. linked in from oneprettything. thanks for the tute.


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