help! where can i find pretty contact paper?

Where can I find pretty contact paper? I need to make closet shelves nicer in an old house. — Kate P.

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Hi Kate! Thanks for your email. This question immediately reminded us of a great post over at Design*Sponge. A few months ago, Grace wrote about lining her drawers with leftover wrapping paper (above). If you decide to go that route, all you need is some double-sided tape, and for a shelf, you’ll need to be generous with the sticky stuff on the side that faces out. Contact paper does not, unfortunately, come in as many gorgeous patterns as wrapping paper. But if you want to go that traditional route, there are a few sites to choose from that have a decent selection. Aubuchon Hardware has wide variety. Tuff-Ware online does, too. For a more natural look, check out the Container Store‘s goods. We like the latice liners. Does anyone else have shelf-liner suggestions for Kate? Please weigh in!

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I used brown kraft paper in my closet. I used silly sesame street wrapping paper in my Fiance’s dresser. It makes him laugh. :)

rebeccajean

I love the idea of using fun wrapping paper – but if you want the “wipability” (yes, I think I just made up a word) of contact paper, you can cover the wrapping paper with clear contact paper. That would do an infinitely better job of holding the paper down than tape would, for that matter.

jenny

don’t forget K-Mart – Martha has some nice contact papers in simple designs including stripes in Martha green and faux bois.

DJ

I saw some semi-attractive contact paper at, of all places, the Container Store.

I think Interior Place http://www.interiorplace.com/Contact-Paper-Self-Adhesive-shelf-liners.html has a biggest selection of contact paper on the web. You can find even designer patterns from Leslie Beck and Cheri Blum on that site. Wood shelf liners could also work great for closet shelves.

Lissa

Found stunning and unusually beautiful papers at chicshelfpaper.com

MEMAW

BACK IN 1966, WE HAD AN OLD VW BUS. IT HAD A LOT OF HOLES, YES, HOLES IN IT AND WE USED MANY ROLLS OF THE BRAND NAME “CONTACT PAPER” TO COVER IT UP, EVEN THE SIDE LEUVERS! THE PAPER, (IT WAS PLASTIC WITH A PULL OFF PAPER BACKING), WAS “HIPPY” LOOKING, BLUE AND GREEN FLOWERS WITH A LITTLE WHITE. PEOPLE USED TO WALK UP, TOUCH IT, WITH US INSIDE, THEN ASKED US HOW WE PAINTED ALL THOSE FLOWERS ON IT AND HOW LONG IT TOOK US TO DO IT. WE HAD A LOT OF FUN WITH IT!

Candy Aaron

Where can I find the red contact paper with the white flowers pictured on this page?

kaliena

Great ideas and TERRIFIC links to different vendors. Thanks so much I have so many options now I am not sure which to choose. With so many ideas but nothing exactly what I wanted I may resort to making my own hand-painted paper and covering with clear contact paper – so thank for that idea too!

elaine greene

Help! Need advice on selecting contact paper that will beut to fit over pre-exiting kitchen tiles – am not doing tyhe complete wall over – just need to coverup some reandomly placd tiles – the basic coloredtiles are fine and are an offish-white with tiny gold speckles overall. Can’t decide on making a “statement” with the random covered tiles or simply going safe and choosing a complimentary almost just blending in color or design. Kitchen needs brightening up and I detest the turquoise colored random tiles so they are the first mission! I am tending toward painting the remaining wall space a very pale yellow. Don’t to cover the tiles with a marbelized look-already did that and tired of it. aIs there a contact paper that would perhaps have a picture type look or a color that would look good nxt to these off white gold speckled tiles and go with a pale yellow wall? /als, what about contact papering wooden cabinet doors — just the doors – do not want to paint them – currently they are a honey maple color-maple wood. I need to open up this room – the appliances nd countertops are black, white kitchen sink. I am puttinga neutral light flooring in – probably on a beige or camelized color. Any suggestions?