When you think of contact paper do you think of your grandmother’s cabinets? I was shocked to find out that contact paper has become stylish AND easy to use. I fell in love with some of the patterns I was seeing so I set out to show YOU just how you can use it in your life.
Please note I received samples of contact paper from Chic Shelf Paper. All the patterns you see here are available in their store. My opinions and ideas are my own and were not influenced in any way.
The first example is one you’ve probably thought of. Use contact paper to cover the shelves in your fridge, making them not only pretty but easy to clean and if need be, change out. This is a great way to spruce up an old fridge, make sure you’re keeping your fridge as clean as you should or keep a new fridge in great condition. I love the nautical strips on the liner I put down!
This next organizing idea is one of my all time favorites. It’s a custom dry erase board. Simply pick any frame with glass in it and cut the contact paper to fit. Put the contact paper inside the frame, behind the class and then close it up. Now, you can write on the glass with a dry erase marker and erase it with a cloth or tissue. The frame stands on its own so there is no hanging. AND because you can use ANY type of contact paper, the options are endless. This is great for the entryway, a kids’ room or your office. Pick any size frame and get creative!
Contact paper can dress us anything. With a few cuts with my scissors I was able to turn this old diaper wipe container into something I’d actually like to look at. Contact paper is like a big sticker, just peel off the back and stick it to a non-porous surface. Covering this container took me just a few minutes. Again, pick a pattern and GO!
Another one of my favorite ways to use contact paper is to customize things, like this plain clipboard. Clipboards are a great way to keep lists in one place. They are also the perfect way to display chore charts, artwork and checklists for the whole family. Contact paper comes in so many patterns. You can give each family member their own design!
The clipboard I used was super inexpensive from Staples. The contact paper is also from Chic Shelf Paper.
I traced the outline of the clipboard on the back of the contact paper and then cut it out using plain scissors. The curved edges were the trickiest part.
Here you can see the front of the clipboard. I left a little around the edges so you could see the clipboard underneath. I also started the contact paper under the clip. If you wanted, you could cut around it.
I think the contact paper gives the clipboard a classy and fun look. It no longer looks like a plain old office supply. I love customizing inexpensive things to your taste. It’s a great way to your budget stretch while staying organized.
What would YOU do with contact paper? Tell me in the comments below!