I have big kitchen plans. I want to put in tile flooring, stain the cabinets darker (or paint them if I can get the hubby to jump on board), replace the counter top, put in a tile backsplash, and install a new sink. Sometimes things in life aren’t the right time, and right now it is not the right time to invest that much time and money into my kitchen. To tide myself over, I implemented a mini makeover that cost $4.00, an hour of my time, and required only scissors and shelf liner.
The shelf liner came from TJ Maxx and cost $6. I still had a good amount of the second roll left when I finished, which is why I estimated this project cost $4.
This project was super simple. All I did was cut each piece of self-adhesive contact paper to the size of my cabinet fronts and stuck it on. I tested a piece first to make sure I wouldn’t have a sticky mess a couple months down the road. It peels off without leaving residue behind, making this a perfect temporary high for those needing a diy fix.
Here is my before and after.
I love the nice cheery pattern it added to my kitchen. Here is a close up so you can see what I mean.
To smooth out each piece I used a silicone spatula – no joke! At first I tried a plastic credit card but it caused damage to the shelf liner. The silicone spatula smoothed it out perfectly.
Now, I wonder what I can do with the other half roll of this shelf liner…
Let your imagination take you diy places.