How To: Give Your Home Electronics a Makeover!

How To: Give Your Home Electronics a Makeover!

Gregory Han
Feb 18, 2009

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Title: Give Your Home Electronics a Makeover
Name: Braulio
Time: about an hour
Cost: $10

Braulio's DIY project should appeal to the faux bois lovers out there looking to warm up their home office setup with affordable contact paper. And since contact paper comes in a variety of designs, the possibilities are endless! Click above for the pics and head below for all the instructions. Give Braulio a THUMBS UP if you find this project helpful....


What you'll need

TOOLS:

  • scissors
  • X-acto knife
  • ruler
  • tape
  • contact paper
  • crayon or pencil
  • cutting board
  • paper.


STEPS:


  1. This is a very simple, but beautiful way to make your smaller electronics match your workspace/decor.

  2. What I like best is that anyone can do this project.

  3. First decide what you want to cover. I wanted to spice up my Wacom Tablet so that it would blend into my desk a bit more.

  4. After selecting your item, grab some paper and lay it over the parts you want to cover. With a pencil or crayon, lightly mark the surface of the paper to get the relief of your object. I taped the paper down so the markings would be exact.

  5. Once you have your paper mapped out you want to tape this down to the contact paper of your choice. Tape the contact paper down to your cutting surface as well.

  6. Very carefully, with an exacto knife, cut out the areas that you want to be exposed. This is where your crayon or pencil relief comes in handy.

  7. After you have all of your areas cut out, place the contact paper, without removing its backing! on your object. This way we can make sure that contact paper lines up with our electronic device.

  8. If all things match up, then its time to apply the contact paper. Don't take the entire backing off all at once. Lift up only part of a corner and slowly apply the paper, making sure to smooth out any air bubbles along the way.

  9. Now that you have your paper applied, you can trim any excess contact paper with your exacto knife or scissors. Which ever is easier.

  10. If your want to cover multiple sides, apply each side individually. Take your time and your have an amazing item!

RESOURCES: I found the contact paper at my local hardware store. The paper ran me $4.50 for a roll, but some places let you buy it by the yard if you know you have a larger or smaller project.

Give Braulio a THUMBS UP if you find this project helpful....

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