I’m always looking for budget friendly ways to spruce up old decor items and furniture that we have around the house. The other day I was at the Dollar Store to buy the strainer for my DIY Iced Coffee and while I was there I walked around a little to see if there were any other steals I needed. I came across this very cute black and white contact paper. Normally the contact paper I see at the dollar store is, let’s say it, ugly. Is it really that hard to come up with cute paper products dollar store? But I was pleasantly surprised when I saw a classic black and white floral pattern. I instantly knew I’d want to use it for a project at home.
My dresser has seen a lot. Purchased for $8 at a garage sale; I’ve painted it twice, changed the knobs out, re-glued all of the drawer tracks and moved it to 4 different apartments. I thought that my new contact paper would be the perfect way to dress it up a little without spending more money on this garage sale find.
This project cost me $1 (I bought two rolls but ended up getting the job done with just one). All you need is a pair of scissors, a ruler and a pencil. Got everything? Riley is ready to go!
Wipe down your dresser drawer sides to remove any dust or dirt. You want the contact paper to stick to a clean surface.
Measure the width and length of the sides of your drawers. Mark accordingly on contact paper and cut into sized strips.
Peel back a small strip of contact paper and line up with the edge of the drawer for a clean edge. Peel the contact paper away slowly as you go, using your hand as a ‘squeegee’ to ensure there are no bubbles or wrinkles in the paper. Repeat for all dresser drawers.
Step back and admire your work!