Contact Paper Projects, diy

How to Transform Plain Books into Decorative Elements with Contact Paper | DIY

There so many ways books can be used to add dimension to a flat surface, but have you ever thought about using it to add color to your decor? Books are definitely a versatile element to add to your decor. It could be used to raise other objects up to a certain height or used for a layered effect.

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The books here bring a layered effect to the coffee table. From allkindsoflovelyblog

You probably already have books laying around your house that you’ve never read or opened. Don’t throw them out! Make them purposeful by using them for decor with contact paper. The contact paper route is very easy because you don’t have to buy books to complement your current decor color scheme. Any book can be covered with your choice of contact paper color and print. It’s as easy as peel and stick!

I have covered several books and the results are always fantastic! Scroll down….

DIY DECORATIVE BOOKS
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Using contact paper to cover books. Budget-friendly Home Decor Ideas
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Using contact paper to cover books. Budget-friendly Home Decor Ideas
DIY DECORATIVE BOXES

I have also used contact paper to cover up boxes. This project is as easy as covering a book. It might be easier to cover a small box however so you can you one big piece of contact paper for the box and one for the lid.

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This decorative shoe box storage box ended up being used as my nail polish storage on my nightstand shelf. 🙂

So what are you waiting for? Grab some contact paper here and cover up some books and boxes!

Until next time!

Abs

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How to transform a thrift store tray | DIY

Do you know why I dream about going to the thrift store frequently? Actually I wish I could go everyday or maybe every other day. I feel like a kid in the candy store at the thrift store because my “DIY makeover” eyes open as soon as I get there. I’m always so eager to scan the shelves and furniture area of the store to find items that could be easily transformed into useful items, brought back to life with a simple coat of paint, new parts or a quick fix. I once bought a floor lamp without a lampshade and a dent in its base for $12.99. If I had just looked at the item as is I would not have bought it. However, I was able to see beyond that it’s current state. Yes I bought the lamp, wiped it down, fixed the dent on its base and bought a new lampshade from Walmart. Now the lamp looks like new and you would never have guessed that it was a thrift find.

Ok. Enough preaching. Let me get back on topic.

So on a lovely thrift shop day, I snatched a wide wooden tray from Savers. See photo below. Of course It was not love at first sight, but I was able to see beyond the present.

Here it is in its initial state, this poor thing :(.

I spray painted the tray gold and then added contact paper. Walmart is my go-to place for spray paint (it cost about $4 for a can) and you can buy contact paper at shopbobbys.com or at homedepot.com.


So what do you think? Leave a comment:).

xo,

Abi

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DIY Serving Tray Makeover

Do you know why I dream about going to the thrift store frequently? Actually I wish I could go everyday or maybe every other day. I feel like a kid in the candy store at the thrift store because my “DIY makeover” eyes open as soon as I get there. I’m always so eager to scan the shelves and furniture area of the store to find items that could be easily transformed into useful items, brought back to life with a simple coat of paint, new parts or a quick fix. I once bought a floor lamp without a lampshade and a dent in its base for $12.99. If I had just looked at the item as is I would not have bought it. However, I was able to see beyond that it’s current state. Yes I bought the lamp, wiped it down, fixed the dent on its base and bought a new lampshade from Walmart. Now the lamp looks like new and you would never have guessed that it was a thrift find.

Ok. Enough preaching. Let me get back on topic.

So on a lovely thrift shop day, I snatched a wide wooden tray from Savers. See photo below. Of course It was not love at first sight, but I was able to see beyond the present.

Here it is in its initial state, this poor thing :(.

I spray painted the tray gold and then added contact paper. Walmart is my go-to place for spray paint (it cost about $4 for a can) and you can buy contact paper at shopbobbys.com or at homedepot.com.



So what do you think? Leave a comment:).