Should I Use Faux Wood Contact Paper on Shelves?

Should I Use Faux Wood Contact Paper on Shelves?

Janel Laban
Jun 14, 2010

Q: I'm in the process of redoing my kitchen and would like to buy the CB2 Helix bookcase (larger photo below) to use as a modern bakers rack. The size is perfect for the small, narrow space in the kitchen; however the dark espresso wood doesn't go with the honey colored maple cabinets. I was thinking about using faux wood contact paper to cover the shelves so that they match the cabinets.

I've read about people doing this on Apartment Therapy and other sites, but I'd like to know a) if this is a bad, time consuming idea and b) instructions on how to create seamless edges and corners on the shelf. It would be grand if you could feature this, so I can get input from others.

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