Contact Paper Desk Makeover

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A close up of a contact paper desk makeover after picture

Do you remember when I shared my original plan for my office/craft space and I showed you the bare bones picture of the room after I moved my four year old’s things to his big brother’s room?

See that table there, all disassembled on the floor.  Yeah, that was what I was working with for my work surface in the new office.  I liked the clean lines but to be honest all that dark wood looked much heavier than I thought when I first created my inspiration mood board:

My first inclination was to paint the legs white.  But hubby quickly vetoed that (could it be because I’ve already painted the dining room table twice in the past four months and still am not happy with it?)

Soooooo….I had an idea while at Walmart the other day-what about removable white contact paper? Ding-Ding-Ding! I had to give it a try!

This was a trial and error process.  I first tried to wrap the legs and tabletop base while the table was assembled and it turned out horrible.

contact paper Collage

I realized I need to be able to wrap the entire leg with one piece and try to hide the seam along the inner corner of the leg.  So the table was disassembled.

The key for me to get a good result was to lay my contact paper down on the floor with the backing removed then place the outer corner (most visible) of the leg in the middle and smooth from the center to the outer edges with a gift card to remove air bubbles.  I took my time and the result was exactly what I wanted!

contact paper table Collage

So, one more time, before:

before contact paper table

And after!!

A close up of a contact paper desk makeover after picture

I’m finishing up the final touches on the office this week and will share the full reveal with you as soon as possible-I’m so unbelievably excited by how it has turned out!

Would you try a temporary furniture makeover with contact paper?

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  1. I love peel and stick! I rent, so I don’t get to re do the right way. I have to be able to have everything temporary and easily cleaned up.

    I just re did my entire falling apart, water damaged chip board kitchen cabinets, the color of poop, with black leather contact paper from Home Depot. Black high gloss latex paint finishes, candy apple red details.
    $30 at the most! Wish I could show some pictures!

    Love your legs!

  2. Wow this looks soo good! Who would have thought to use contact paper of all things! Come link up to Centerpiece Wed. and share this post with us.

  3. Wow, what a cute table you have here Melissa! Yes, contact paper is an inexpensive and easy way to revamp furniture.

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