Sunday, August 14, 2011

Furniture Reno - Chest of Drawers

When it comes to covering books with adhesive contact paper I am the bees cankles...dismal!

Maybe contact paper was never really meant for books anyway.
It is great on furniture though as I recently discovered.

The Bargain: I picked up this brand new chest of draws, which was reduced to $30 (from $100) due to the damage on the front of the drawers.

 The Process:  A quick trip to Reverse Garbage for some contact adhesive for $4.
I took off the handles. Traced around the draws on the contact and then added some extra  to fold over the edges. I started on one end of the draw and used a squeegee to push out the bubbles as I pulled away the the backing. After trimming of the excess with a kraft knife, I folded over the edges. Reattached the handles and  finally I put the drawers back in. 

The Verdict: The contact is so glossy it looks like a 2 pack finish.
Now I have some storage space in my studio - all for $34.   I'm wrapt! (literally)

Linking up this Elle and Lou post with:

Release Me Create


  1. Great way to cover up a blemish. I've got a dresser with a similar problem and I've been considering putting wallpaper on it.

  2. they look fantastic!
    great idea.
    cheryl xox.

  3. what a great idea! love the modern lines and the handles. it looks faaaab!

  4. WOW! Amazing job. Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

  5. Contact paper??!! You ROCKED this project, Lynda!! Twelve Thumbs Up for you (me + 5 friends)

    Great redo!

    Visiting from Bunny Jean's Bunny Hop Linky Party,
    Suzanne in IL

  6. Hey dear, great effort & wonderful turn out!! great..keep it up..

  7. Cool idea and great results.

    Thanks for joining the BUNNY HOP PARTY this week.

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  8. Nice transformation and love that you used contact paper to boot. I'm visiting from the newbie party.

  9. What a great alternative to paint! It looks great. I'd love it if you stopped by my blog, I'm having a giveaway for a Dremel Trio!

  10. It looks great! I would never have thought about using contact paper! I would love for you to link up to It’s a Party on Thursday (actually, it starts tonight)!


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