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    28 Functional And Beautiful Ways To Decorate With Contact Paper

    Contact paper is an inexpensive and easy way to revamp furniture. It's also the perfect way to redecorate if you live in a rental where you aren't allowed to paint to your own liking.

    1. Make Labels for Jars out of Chalkboard Contact Paper

    2. Transform an IKEA Bookshelf

    Jonathan Lo used inexpensive contact paper from Home Depot to give an IKEA bookshelf a much more high-end Danish modern look.

    3. Or an IKEA Desk

    4. Decorate Panels of a Window Seat or Room Divider

    Here are a couple of other ways to customize your IKEA furniture and make it look way more expensive.

    5. Use Chalkboard Contact Paper as a Memo Board for the Fridge

    6. Or Line the Inside of Pantry Doors

    7. Make a Chalkboard Table Runner to Label Dishes at a Party

    8. Make a Wood-Grain Laptop Wrap

    Get the directions here.

    9. Make a New Kitchen Backsplash with Patterned Contact Paper

    This is a nice temporary solution for a rental with a kitchen you aren't too happy about.

    10. Create Wall Organization out of Cardboard Tubes

    Cover the cardboard tubes with wood grain contact paper. You could also use coffee canisters.

    11. Invest in a Cricut Machine

    The Cricut is a portable cutting machine that cuts letters, shapes, and phrases at the touch of a button. They range from $120-200. You can see more ideas on using a Cricut machine with contact paper here.

    You can make stuff like this with your Cricut...

    12. Make a Stencil out of Contact Paper for Screen Printing

    Get the full tutorial here.

    13. Create a Chevron Wall

    Get the full tutorial here.

    14. Create Window Films with Contact Paper and Paint Pens

    15. Frost a Window

    Get the tutorial here.

    16. Create an Eye-Catching Credenza

    See the tutorial here.

    17. Decorate the Front of a Dresser

    18. Make Wood Grain Magnet Frames

    19. Place in an Odd Nook or Frame

    20. Transform a Fridge.

    21. Line the Inside of a Bookshelf

    22. Or the Back of a Bookshelf

    23. Use Chalkboard Contact Paper as Temporary Birthday Party Decorations

    24. Make Drawer Liners

    25. Cover Old Vinyl Records and Make a Room Divider

    Get more info over at Apartment Therapy.

    26. Create New Wall Art out of Contact Paper Cutouts

    27. Make Cupcake Wrappers

    28. Create a Geometric Table Top with Contact Paper and Plexiglass

    Get the tutorial here.

    Cute Resources for Contact Paper:

    Toile contact paper, $7.95 for a roll of 18in x 9ft from Amazon.

    Chic Shelf Paper is a good resource for contact paper. Costs between $2.50-5.75 per square foot.

    I love this triangle patterned paper from Chic Shelf Paper.

    Home Depot carries wood grain contact paper. This light oak contact paper costs $17.95 for a 18in x 75ft roll.

    Etsy can be a good resource. This seller has vintage-inspired contact paper in damask and geometric patterns.

    Holographic glitter contact paper! $90 for an 18 in x 49.5ft roll. Available from