6 Clever Ways to Customize Kitchen Cabinets With Contact Paper

6 Clever Ways to Customize Kitchen Cabinets With Contact Paper

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Dabney Frake
Sep 19, 2015
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There are tons of adhesive wall decorations out on the market right now — call it contact paper, vinyl decals, shelf paper or removable wallpaper. Any of the above is a great go-to for enhancing your kitchen cabinets on the fly. Easy to remove, and very affordable, these are also a very do-able stopgap measure before your dream kitchen makeover.

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2. Emily Henderson used striped paper on the toe kick of Joy's office kitchen cabinets, as seen on Design Sponge.

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3. Or, go with a cheerful pattern instead of one solid color. This kitchen, from a short-term London rental home, gets its charm from a pretty violet toile. From Liga Studios.

4. You could get very creative with contact paper to cut out a graphic woodland scene — or something a little simpler. But we love the idea of using contrast with the existing material and contact paper (even standard white!). Spotted in The Kitchn post: A Hand-Carved Kitchen Cabinet Design...From Contact Paper!

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5. Line the insides only for a bright spot in an otherwise neutral kitchen. Julia Childs' childhood kitchen (as seen on Gilded Mint) got a makeover that included some soft-toned wallpaper behind glass front doors.