Thursday, August 15, 2013

The wonders of contact paper

I am always looking for ways to "fab up" my classroom. I figure I pretty much live there during the school year (and a bit in the summer!) so why not make it as fabulous as I can? Last summer I painted the back wall and added curtains. This summer I decided to tackle the hideously boring cabinet doors. The cupboards are painted a blah beige that looks dirty no matter how many Clorox wipes I use.
Blah Beige at it's finest. 
I had planned to paint the cupboards but I really didn't want to was worried that the paint wouldn't dry quickly enough since our building can get SUPER humid, especially in the summer. My wonderful Aunt (love her) suggested that I try high quality contact paper instead. Hmmm...interesting. I searched on Amazon and found some beautiful turquoise and white chevron, grey and white chevron, and a funky grey and white geometric design. You can find them here: Macbeth Collection Contact Papers. The best part? There is a promotion of buy 4, pay for 3 plus free 2 day shipping. I heart Amazon Prime.
TA-DA!  Please excuse the blurry photos, I was shaking with excitement. 
I am really happy with the results. The contact paper was easier than expected to apply. The hardest part was lining up the chevron pattern. Luckily, the paper is very forgiving. I could reposition the paper as needed and it kept its stickiness. 
Well, that's it for now! I have my first work day of the new school year tomorrow and I my goal is to finish up as much of my room decorating/rearranging as possible. Wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. Super cute! I even used a real sturdy contact paper for my kitchen counter tops! They look amazing!