I know I have mentioned covering my tables with contact paper before, but I’ve had some more questions about this and wanted to share a bit about what works and what doesn’t. I ran with your idea and covered my UGLY cabinets. I have some of my whiteboards stored in a magazine file holder that way, too, but it’s cardboard and brown. Have you ever started out to cover something with contact paper and just ended up crumpling the stuff into a ball and going to bed? Yeah, me too. I recently removed all the contact paper I placed in the cabinets of our laundry room over twenty years ago. Remove the drawers and hardware from the file cabinet. (You can remove the lock by pinching the sides of the back, then pulling it through the front- see picture!) 2. Apply a layer of mod podge on top of the paper and allow to dry. 5. To protect and seal the cabinet, coat with polycrylic or another water based top coat.
It is like thick contact paper that you peel and stick, but with a bit more style. I have to cover something with this removable wallpaper! Also, thank you so much for the heads up about bloglovin’. Musings (98), My Colortopia (19), My Inspiration File (10), New to DIY Chalk Paint? Make over an old filing cabinet into an attractive and functional home accessory. If you don’t want to juggle a large piece of paper for the side of the cabinet, make a decoupage covering by tearing old book pages, scrapbook paper or magazines into odd-size pieces and adhering with decoupage medium, overlapping to cover the cabinet. A plain ol’ office file cabinet gets a simple and chic makeover.
I think I found a reasonable median to cover with out damaging anything with gift wrapping paper.