Desk Makeover with Contact Paper

My husband wasn't supporting my idea to paint this table's legs white for my office workspace so I improvised and created the look I was after with removable contact paper!

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  • Miriam I
    Miriam I New York, NY
    Contact paper?! Get outta town! :)
  • June @ Coffee Under the Umbrella
    Really?! That looks great!
  • Becky
    Becky Blair, NE
    I love it Melissa. I once covered a plastic parson's style book shelf with black marble contact paper. It's time consuming but fun all the same. Easy to clean too.
  • Ginger H
    Ginger H Vilonia, AR
    How great is that? You get the look you love and even if you decide to change it later it's removable. Very good idea.
  • L.E. & Company
    L.E. & Company Creal Springs, IL
    ......Don't you just love working with that paper?...I've used many of the styles (suedes too) on cabinet/drawer fronts, table tops to covering cardboard for various of my many crafty addictions...LOL
  • Tammy Lynn Hebert
    Tammy Lynn Hebert Sheppard Afb, TX
    Love this when you take it off does it leave a very sticky residue? I remember old contact paper in 70's did. Just wondering for a cabinet in a rental maybe?
  • Terri J
    Terri J Annapolis, MD
    Great idea! I may have to use this one to make my formal dining room less formal!
  • Melissa-TheHappierHomemaker
    tammy @ circa-1929 There's no sticky residue at all-it peels off easily and completely!
  • Laura G
    Laura G Evergreen Park, IL
    I've been doing this for a while, especially on furniture that my daughter has. its so easy to clean and can be updated easily and there are soooo many varieties of contact paper out there now. Once she's grown, then I'll work my magic on the "real"
  • Eleanor P
    Eleanor P Brooksville, FL
    Looks great! My Mother-in-Law once covered two different bedroom suites in contact paper. They both looked fabulous. What a lot of work, however! Worth the effort.
  • Connie K
    Connie K Kennesaw, GA
    Melinda, years ago (more than I am willing to admit) I used contact paper to cover the shades in my kitchen. This was way before you could buy the kits. It worked great and was very inexpensive. Since then, I have used it many time for all kinds of
  • Rhonda S
    Rhonda S Seattle, WA
    Anybody got a great idea for top on a chest that's laminate cherry? It's too deep for the dresser scarf idea (about 3 ft. wide X 2.5 deep) and besides, the cats would destroy that. I can't do contact paper--I'm severely allergic to the backing
    • Jeanette S
      Jeanette S Canada
      Rhonda S try fabric, adhere it with a flour-and-water paste. cut your fabric to the right size, soak it for a few seconds in the paste, squeeze/wring it out, place it on the
  • Becky
    Becky Blair, NE
    Rhonda, you can always give it a bit of a sanding, the prime and paint it. Or easier yet, use one of the spray paints for plastic. You'd have to mask and cover the rest of the dresser, but it would work well.
  • Rhonda S
    Rhonda S Seattle, WA
    Thanks! I'm wondering if there's a way to tile it with some of that tile that mimics wood. It's an old RCA Victor cabinet.
  • Becky
    Becky Blair, NE
    Rhonda S here are sticky back tiles that have the look of wood. They're not all very realistic looking, but some are not too bad.