I had a built in wet bar that was straight out of the 70's. I gave it an inexpensive update with some contact paper and leftover wallpaper.
Bar Update With Contact Paper and Left Over Wallpaper.
We had a wet bar in our house that was outdated. It needed an major overhaul! We have so many major projects on our to do list so I was looking for a quick and inexpensive solution.
I started by removing the old shelves. They were not only ugly, but too narrow and pretty useless.
Once I got the shelves removed, I was ready to clean it up and start the transformation.
I started with a roll of contact paper that looks like Carera marble. I used the wider version for fewer seams. It measured 17.71" x 78.7".
I cut the paper to size. The grid on the back was super helpful!
Then I peeled the backing off a corner and began adhering the contact paper to the surface. I smoothed with my hand as I went trying to prevent air bubbles.
I used an exacto knife to trim in the corners and around obstacles.
I did the same process for the "backsplash" piece. I made sure the edges were crisp.
The seams blended very well. They are really hard to find.
Next, I decided to use some leftover grasscloth wallpaper I had from another project.
I measured the space and cut the paper.
This wallpaper was not pre-pasted so I rolled on the wallpaper paste.
Then I put the wallpaper up using my hand to smooth it out along the way.
I used my exacto knife to trim along the edges as needed.
Overall, it was a great improvement for very little money and effort!
I really love the new look. This little sink and bar area get minimal use so I was not worried about the durability so much but it seems pretty durable so far! Next, I will be building new shelves and I will share those when they are done!