I’ve developed a recent obsession for marble contact paper, mainly because it’s a cheap ($7 a roll!) way to elevate furniture / tile / mirrors / your entire home. I used the contact paper in two ways, to cover an old and boring IKEA end table and to dress up my tiled kitchen.
For the first project, you will need:
- Measuring tape
- Scissors and/or box cutter
- Marble contact paper via Amazon
- An old table, dresser, chair–feel free to get creative!
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In my first go-around, I managed to procure a lot of air bubbles on the top of my table and I was pretty much convinced this was my only option. That was until I decided to take a needle and pop any large bubble and smooth out the top. 😀
The paper is fairly forgiving as far as stick, you can easily peel it off and re-try, but if I were to do this again I would be a bit more careful with measuring and running a credit card over the top to get all the air out, but if you are on the impatient side of life like me, the needle trick will work just fine. 😉
Here’s the completed table!
My next project was a total experiment that really paid off as I was able to transform the dated green backsplash in the kitchen to an all-white and more modern look.
For the second project, the tools needed are the same for the first project, but obviously with a different medium. Of course you can add contact paper as an entire faux backsplash if you don’t have tile to cover. I found a great link with even more inspiration via The Decoist if you’re stuck for projects.
So, so green!
How do you use contact paper, have you used another pattern? Comment below!