Houston, We Have Contact!

I’ve touted the benefits and alternate uses of contact paper as being great for more than just lining the shelves of your cabinets in another post but thought I would share some other ideas that I’ve dreamed up. Contact paper is great because its non-committal. You can change your mind anytime and rip it down. It’s the perfect material for folks who like to change it up a lot or who live in an apartment and can’t paint. I also love that the process is as easy as peel and stick. Plus, imagine trying to get the same sharp lines if you were using paint and tape. Not possible! The best thing is that you can buy it at the Home Depot or  in most home decor stores. Here’s a gallery of a few projects I’ve done recently. I’ll spare you the play-by-play but if you have questions just ask.

1) A STRIPE FOR INTEREST: Adding this stripe behind the TV makes it appear larger and creates a more visually interesting focal point than the TV on the wall just chillin’ by itself.

Contact Paper Stripe

2) RISER DECORATION: I had seen this idea before but like it more using contact paper because it can be changed at anytime and required half the amount of time it would have taken to tape and paint. Every other riser gives your eyes a little bit of a break. I mounted LEDs under the stair rail to illuminate the stairs at night.

Chevron Stair Risers Using Contact Paper

3) BACKSPLASH: This was the perfect material to cover up an ugly backsplash that will eventually be replaced anyway. The pattern hides any indication of texture behind it and its as easier or easier to clean than tile.

Contact Paper Backsplash

4) WALLPAPER: Since this tiny hallway had tons of trim and tiny spaces to fill the contact paper was the perfect choice. Imagine how long this would have taken if you were taping and painting!

Contact Paper as Wallpaper

Hope you enjoyed! As always, if you have any questions on how I did this or need advice on making your own, just holler! Thanks for reading and remember, today’s ideas become tomorrow realities.

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About Rob Metke

I'm a graphic designer, doer, thinker, artist, inspiration seeker, creative fiend. Check out my Site: www.robmetke.com / Follow me on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/robmetke / Follow me on Behance: http://www.behance.net/RobMetke / Contact me: rob.metke@gmail.com

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