diy wednesdays: the contact paper cure

we’ve always got a stash of woodgrain contact paper laying around, because it’s endlessly useful for all sorts of decorative and crafty projects. we’ve covered everything from file cabinets to refrigerator doors to gift cards with it, and we’ve also lined the cupboards and drawers in our kitchen with the stuff. it’s super cheap and can be applied and removed on a whim without damaging your furniture. this week we decided to give our old ikea credenza a little face lift with some peel-and-stick stripes in two colors of woodgrain. it used to house our tv and media storage, but now that it’s doing dresser duty in the bedroom, we thought it could use a little diy pick-me-up. click here for the full instructions and more photos or just click “read more” below.

have fun!
derek & lauren


Here’s what you’ll need:

-various colors of wood grain contact paper (we used a dark walnut and a light colored oak)

1. Measure the fronts of your credenza or cabinet doors and using the 1″ grid printed on the back of your contact paper as a guide, cut out strips of varying thicknesses that are the same length as the doors.
2. Peel and stick the strips onto the doors.
3. Laugh at how easy it is to make something look way fancier than it is.


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