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)
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