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Stainless Steel Contact Paper Table Top Makeover

Rolling table with cheap veneered probably particle board. I'm using this table to test the product before I go big and cover the range vent and construct a faux stainless flute. I've seen prices of $900 and up for ones I like.
Time: 30 Minutes Cost: $5-8 Difficulty: Easy
Clean surface and if not absolutely smooth, then take a 400 grit sand paper as I did to give perfect surface prep.
I found this on on the road and love great multipurpose rolling tables. This one had only 3 horizontal braces near the base, so you can pull a chair all the way up for eating, computer use, etc.
Go for it. Some adjustability is required to remove and smooth if you get creases or bubbles. I recommend unrolling slowly and smoothing while pealing paper because it's a very tacky surface.
To smooth, I refused to buy "their tool." I tried a few: the back and edge of this comb is my fave for a large area. You could also use a kitchen plastic cutting board clearer (if that lost you, I have also seen Rachael Ray use them on her show), credit card (but that would be harder to use).
This is the first brand I have tried. I would like to try the reusable kind I found in a YouTube video to compare.
Supply list: cleaner (your preference, I used multi surface), cleaning tag, drying rag, scissors, smoothing tool (I tried a few...you can buy one...lol...we wouldn't be on this site of we did that). This comb was the perfect size and I used back edge and the back corner edge.
New stainless top looks awesome!! Corners and edges are harder. Cut to over lap or cut out to make flush.
I prepped an end table last night to update and will use stainless for top and front panels. Will post finished product if interested then I will design my vent hood. Has anyone used different brands or the reusable type?
  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Jan 29, 2015

    How cool! I had no idea that existed!

    • 4Real Linda
      4Real Linda Baton Rouge, LA
      on Jan 30, 2015

      I bought mine on Amazon. Be sure to get the width you need because it won't look as good if u add it in. There is another kind I want to try. I saw a YouTube of a qvc product that comes of to reposition or reuse. It can reface appliances

  • Lori
    Lori Canada
    on Jan 29, 2015

    That did a great looking job. Just think of the uses for this. I had no idea it existed either. Thanks for showing.

    • LeeAnn Gerleman
      LeeAnn Gerleman Sheldon, IA
      on Jan 30, 2015

      @Lori I had a friend that used that on the front of a white dishwasher. It looks very nice.

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Jan 29, 2015

    No WAY - this is awesome.

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Jan 29, 2015

    I'm Hometalk's Community Manager and just tried emailing you about this fabulous project- could you check your email or shoot me an email at hannah@hometalk.com? Thanks! :)

  • Karen Dougher
    Karen Dougher Liverpool, NY
    on Jan 30, 2015


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