Something that I honestly love to explore as a craft and DIY blogger is creative ways to decorate and improve the visual aspects of my home and furniture. Given the fact that most large scale improvements can get pricey, I wanted to find an inexpensive way to use contact paper in my home to add some color, tone, vibrancy, and uniqueness to walls, floors and furniture.
Which is exactly how I stumbled across a number of amazing DIY tutorials that use contact paper (also known as vinyl, wallpaper and so forth) as the main attraction.
Not only is there an abundance of beautiful designs and colors to choose from but it doesn’t have to be permanent (so you can remove or change it whenever you feel like it) and it won’t damage the underlying surface which means even renters can make improvements to their rentals!
Create This Trendy And Slick Door Design
There’s no need to change an entire door just to spice things up a bit. Create any kind of design you like using uniform and colored contact paper.
I’d advise you to be wary of using anything other than plain colored paper to avoid creating an overly busy and far too weird door design. via tamalikainenparketti
Give Your Old Fridge A Fresh Makeover With Custom Designed Paper
If there’s one thing I admire, it’s people who have the creative freedom to experiment without fear.
Who says you need to spend a ton of money to replace an old looking fridge when you can cover the entire thing with high-quality contact paper. It’s unique and I love that. via shoestringpavilion
Cover Entry Way/Side Tables With Beautiful Designed Contact Paper
With the large variety of contact paper designs, there’s really a number of ways you can cover stained, damaged or generally boring side tables to make them look fresh, funky and edgy.
Go with neutral colors, especially if they match or blend in with the legs of the table to create a uniform look. via abeautifulmess
Use Contact Paper To Create A Removable Striped Wall
Striped walls are so awesome, especially for a feature wall in entertainment rooms and bedrooms that lack brightness.
Thing is, if you can’t paint your walls for whatever reason, you could simply pick up contact paper in a color you like, measure the length and width of what each stripe needs to be and do it yourself.
If you ever need to remove it, that can be done hasslefree without spending a dime, unlike painted striped walls. via cityfarmhouse
Give Your Staircase A Vibrant Makeover With Blank And Patterned Paper
While we’re on the topic of stripes and walls, the same can be said for staircases. I like the alternation between the patterned paper and plain paper. It’s a nice little creative touch that will impress people.
If you’re feeling bold, try to pick up some glow in the dark contact paper for this DIY, it would be quite cool to have a glowing staircase. via grillo-designs
Create DIY Window Films For Doors
I think window films are incredibly cute and a necessity if you have sliding glass doors and kids in the house.
I remember slamming my head into one of those as a kid and that left a nasty headache and lump behind. You can use contact paper to cut out some pretty window films. via designsponge
Transform Average Dressers With Decorative And Floral Contact Paper
This is personally my favorite DIY from the entire list just because of how professional and elegant it looks. I can’t imagine a single person walking into a room, seeing a dresser like this and not be surprised.
You don’t see many dressers with such a beautiful design and all the credit for that has to be given to the gorgeous floral design contact paper used on it. via mysweetsavannah
Line Inner Cupboard Areas With Patterned Contact Paper
Don’t waste your time trying to paint the inner walls of your inner cupboards when you can just line them with a continuous patterned contact paper. Work smart, not hard! via thehouseofsmiths
Update A Lamp Shade In Less Than 5 Minutes
This quick and elegant DIY can be exactly what you need to tie everything in the room together by updating your lampshade.
I know for a fact that custom looking lamps can cost a fortune but this is an inexpensive way to get something that looks just as elegant! via mountainmodernlife
DIY Inexpensive Marble Countertop
Marble tops are pricey. I know. But they look so freaking gorgeous! Thankfully, you can get something that looks almost exactly like the real thing on a tight budget.
You’ll have to do just a bit of work to find the right design but the rest is easy as pie. And trust me, it’s worth it! via makedoanddiy