$1 Contact Paper Refrigerator Makeover

Barn Tree Place
by Barn Tree Place
I have to admit...This was the first time that I can say, I was so excited to clean out the refrigerator!
Look how cute it looks!!
With only a $1 purchase of contact paper from the Dollar Store, I was able to transform my kitchen refrigerator.
Clean your refrigerator shelves before adhering the contact paper. Cut the paper to the size of the glass that you are covering.

For the next step, if you have an extra person around the house to help, it could make it go a little easier for you, however not necessary.

Remove backing from the contact paper. Line up to the edge and corners of one side. Slightly holding the paper up with one hand, with the opposite hand, rub in a back and forth motion on top of the contact paper to press into place. Make sure to get all the creases and air bubbles out, as you are working your way across the surface of your glass.
Replace your shelve, step back and admire how cute your refrigerator looks!!

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  • Jenn Huss Jenn Huss on Aug 07, 2019

    Super cute idea. However, doesn't this hinder the refrigerator light from serving its purpose for the lower shelves? :/

  • Lori Lori on Apr 07, 2020

    How do you get it off when you have to move out?

  • Lori Lori on Dec 29, 2021

    I rent so I'll need to be able to remove it how do I do that?

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  • Gabrielle Falk Gabrielle Falk on May 05, 2023

    I was thinking (which is a worry), that with constant cleaning of the contact paper, wouldn't the pattern eventually wear off. Being a total!! cynic, I think it would be just as easy to leave the 'fridge shelves 'in their natural naked state' and just clean them when needed. I put things like jars with screw top lids, or things that will drip, into small aluminium trays that will catch drips. So it's a lot easier to pull out a tray and clean that rather than have to eternally bend over to reach the back of the 'fridge shelves. However, each to their own.🦄

  • LYN85848472 LYN85848472 on Sep 04, 2023

    Yes, I'll try this. It looks great!