Make Everything Chic With These Cheap Contact Paper Hacks

Diply 17 Sep 2018

I've talked about contact paper a whole lot when I'm writing about DIYs and hacks, so it's probably about time I rounded up a bunch of my favorites and shared them here with you.

Contact paper has come a long way from something you just put on the inside of your shelves. It's also not just marble patterns anymore! I love all the beautiful options out there, and I can't wait to put some contact paper on everything I own.

1. Have a bunch of Ikea furniture that needs an upgrade?

Handmade Jungle | Handmade Jungle

But maybe you're just not into painting the whole thing. You can use contact paper like Handmade Jungle did to give your boring furniture a much-needed makeover.

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2. I'm really into funky lampshades right now.

Mountain Modern Life | Mountain Modern Life

I've seen a few painted DIYs, but would never have thought to add some contact paper cutouts like Mountain Modern Life did.

You could cut out the shapes yourself or use a specialty cutter. Either way, the results will be stunning!

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3. Even though it has the word "paper" in it, contact paper is actually pretty easy to wipe down.

The Preppy Leopard | The Preppy Leopard

Which is what makes it a really funky option for inside of your fridge! The Preppy Leopard outfitted the shelves of her fridge with this chevron pattern.

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4. If you want to give your appliances a bit of a chic upgrade, look to some metallic contact paper.

Julie Blanner | Julie Blanner

With a stripe of this stuff, Julie Blanner's kitchen got an instant upgrade. Doesn't it look just like the real thing?

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5. Because contact paper is so easy to wipe down, it can actually be used in a bunch of surprising places.

Make Do And DIY | Make Do And DIY

Which is amazing, because it really does give an instant upgrade to any room!

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Make Do And DIY used contact paper to give their counter top a needed overhaul.

Make Do And DIY | Make Do And DIY

Adding real marble counter tops would definitely be out of a lot of budgets, but contact paper isn't!

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6. Did you know you can actually paint contact paper, too?

City Farmhouse | City Farmhouse

So if it doesn't match your color scheme, you can paint it so that it does! City Farmhouse gave hers three coats of paint to match her look.

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This is such an easy way to add something interesting to your walls without paint or wallpaper.

City Farmhouse | City Farmhouse

It's definitely perfect for a renter like me. Maybe I should give this a try!

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7. Did you know you can even use contact paper on your ceiling fan?

Pretty Real Blog | Pretty Real Blog

This one was kind of shocking to me, but at the same time, why not? The possibilities here are endless.

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You could go with a funky pattern like Pretty Real Blog, or go with something a bit more modern like marble.

Pretty Real Blog | Pretty Real Blog

But no matter which option you go with, it's sure to make a big impact in your home!

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8. We've talked a lot about giving some life to your walls and spaces, but what about other home decor?

The Glitzy Pear | The Glitzy Pear

The Glitzy Pear wanted to recreate an expensive set of coasters, so she looked to contact paper and cork!

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After cutting the cork to coaster size and shape, she added the contact paper.

The Glitzy Pear | The Glitzy Pear

Then a little bit of gold paint gave the coasters a glam look, perfect for cocktail parties!

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9. This might be one of my favorite contact paper hacks because microwaves tend to be kind of ugly.

Hometalk | Amanda C, Hometalk Team

After giving her microwave a nice wipe down, Amanda gave it a total makeover.

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She covered the whole thing with a pretty marble contact paper and the results are pretty dramatic.

Hometalk | Amanda C, Hometalk Team

This is definitely something to consider if you aren't loving the way your appliances look!

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10. The kitchen backsplash in my rental is so boring, it's basically just a white wall.

Hometalk | Ginnie - Hello Little Home

I've always admired pretty backsplashes in kitchens because it helps give the space some character.

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By using removable contact paper, you can create a backsplash that you can take off before you move.

Hometalk | Ginnie - Hello Little Home

Ginnie from Hello Little Home did just that, and it looks amazing. It's perfect for her kitchen!

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