17 Nov Mini-DIY Project Using Marble Contact Paper
As much as I love DIY, sometimes the best project is the one that takes about 5 minutes. It just feels so good to actually finish something quickly and get almost instant gratification! And yes, you guessed it, our home is full of my on-going DIY projects that are not so quick to complete. I’m grateful (and very lucky!) that I have such an understanding family! I seem to be one of those people who need to have several things going on at the time in order to be happy.
Lately I’ve seen countless amazing DIY projects where people have used marble contact paper (sticky back plastic). It seems like an easy way to upgrade desks, coffee tables, side boards, even phone covers! So of course I needed to give it a try. And this time I wanted to start with something super simple so I chose a cutting board.
Why cutting board, you may ask? It’s not really the first thing that comes to mind. Well, my husband is a big tea drinker. He drinks endless amounts of tea every day. And since we both work from home, he drinks his tea mainly at home. That’s ok, except that tea seems to stain everything. I’m not joking, it’s probably worse than red wine!
So in order to protect our white and shiny kitchen surfaces, I’ve trained him to make his tea on a cutting board that I’ve placed next to the kettle. But to be honest, the cutting board is a bit of an eyesore in my beautiful kitchen.
And this is where the marble contact paper comes into play! How about if I disguise the ugly cutting board by using the contact paper? And if the tea stains the contact paper, I can always put a new layer on top of it. Sounds like a plan to me!
This took me about 5 minutes and the only tools I used were scissors and a carpet knife. I’m pleased with the result, now let’s see how much wear and tear (or rather staining) it can take.
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