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Thursday, September 26, 2013
Update an Old Plastic File With Contact Paper
After spending the time to clean off my desk, I felt I really deserved a new paper file to add that finishing touch. But you know me, I just hate throwing anything away! I thought that I would give this ugly old plastic file one last chance. After all, it still was in working order.
So into the craft room I went and came out with two rolls of black and white contact paper. I couldn't decide which one would look the best, so I decided to try both. I could always change it if I hate it or get tired of it.
I used the darker one on the sides and top, and the lighter one on the drawer fronts. I just held up the paper grid on the back of the paper and eyeballed how big of piece that I needed. Then I peeled off the back and carefully stuck it on. Find a dominate edge and start there, slowly rubbing the paper so that no bubbles are showing.
Here's another view of the finished project. Now, what to do next?