A reader pointed us in the direction of Aubuchon Hardware's unusually large selection of contact papers, and all the options there. Their selection got us thinking about this sticky substance.
Our experience with it is limited to the systematic ritual of lining kitchen shelves and drawers when we first move in to a place. We dread the job -- for us it's always measure six times and still have to cut twice -- and once it's done we try not to think about it until the next move.
Are there other uses for it? Curbly reader lilybee's DIY riff on the Signature 2.0 console table made clever use of wood-grained contact paper and an Ikea LACK table to create a bargain basement version of a big ticket item. Another Curbly reader contact papered her fridge! We've also heard of using contact paper to cover up dingy countertops in the kitchen.
What do you use contact paper for?
• $8.99 at Aubuchon
(Edited from a post originally published 06.25.07 - CB)
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