[This is day 4 in a series called 31 Days to an Organized Home. Click here to see all of the series posts to date.]
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.
Applying contact paper can be a tricky and frustrating project. Today I want to share with you the tips I've learned that will simplify the process.
Step 1: Lay the contact paper face down in your drawer from one side to another. Crease the paper at the drawer side to mark how wide your drawer is. Remove paper from drawer and cut on fold.
Step 2: Place the piece you just cut back into the drawer face down and use it to measure back to front this time. Crease any extra at the front of the drawer. Cut on crease.
Now you have a piece that is nearly perfectly the size of your drawer.
Step 3: Take the piece and roll it up with the decorative side facing in and perpendicular to the way it was previously rolled. Like this:
The rolled up piece you are holding should be the width of your drawer, and the exposed edge at the top is going to go at the back edge of your drawer.
Step 4: Pull back the first two inches of the backing. Lay the corners down nicely in the back of the drawer.
Step 5: Slowly pull away the backing, unrolling the piece as you go and carefully smoothing it down.
Voila! Now you have a re-papered drawer in less time than it takes a two year old to get board of playing with the drawers contents.
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