It was LOVE at first sight when I showed my client the contact paper samples from Chic Shelf Paper for her dining room’s curio cabinet (we chose a yellow pattern) and living room’s media cabinets (we chose a blue pattern). We even ended up adding another design pattern for her bedroom’s new vanity - details on that install on another post, for now check out below the amazing transformation the contact papers did turning BOTH DARK cabinets into delightfully pretty cabinets with my styling and Chic Shelf Paper. See below (1) before and after photos, (2) my juggling act styling the shelves (no books were harmed in this episode!), and (3) the name of the patterns we ended up using in both rooms.
When you add a light color background as we did in Odessa’s cabinets everything in front of it shows up smiling front and center strutting their beauty. Many cabinets that are 1 color (dark!) tend to give a cabinet a dark cave like look (eek!). Here are the steps we took for this transformation.
LIVING ROOM AREA:
MEDIA CABINETS TRANSFORMATION STEPS
- permanently removed the doors (to eliminates glass reflection and show off the items inside the cabinet including the pretty blue contact paper).
- temporarily removed the shelves to make the installation easier (had contact paper wonderfully customized to the size of the back panels - make life/installation easier!!!)
- contractor Barry attached the this contact paper to the back panels
- then the shelves were placed back and I styled the shelves with clients accessories.
DETAILS OF SHELF PAPER DESIGN (in LIVING ROOM):
Pattern: TILE SERIES #c4806 (blue)
Material: laminated vinyl (which has an adhesive already on it)
Size: awesomely customized - cut to the exact size of the back panels
The curio cabinet in the dining room held accessories that didn’t really have much to do with ‘dining’, so we changed that. Styling to the rescuuuuuuue
WHAT WAS DONE
- we couldn’t remove the back panel so instead we removed the glass shelves to clear space for installing the contact paper from the front
- added contact paper (this one!) from Chic Shelf Paper that was cut to size to fit each square shelf.
- placed the glass shelves back and styled! I added dinnerware, table linens (napkins), and serve-ware making the cabinet fantastically FUNCTIONAL and beautiful
- Ooooh, for the wineglasses I ended up finding a wine glass SHELF RACK in a similar color as the cabinet (awesome-sauce!) making it look like it always belonged there. I had the contractor attach it to the top of the cabinet - it beautifully shows off the stemware and fills up the empty top space. We left the doors on the cabinets to protect the glassware.
DETAILS OF SHELF PAPER DESIGN (in DINING AREA):
Pattern: IKAT in LEMON #4716 (yellow / lemon)
Material: fine weave (with adhesive already on it)
Size: cut to size (wohooooo!) Many time, smaller sections vs LARGE panels are easier to install.
See below how dark the cabinet looks without the contact paper? You will also see me zooming in front of the cabinet rocking my styling skills. Yup, flat shoes REQUIRED, seriously (lost of moving, zooming, placing, then the aha ‘it’s perfect’!).
This is a sponsored post with Chic Shelf Paper. As you know I often team up with companies whose products make me and my clients very happy. Happy to share their awesomeness with you! Styled with the help of my assistant Ginette so I wouldn’t pass out from exhaustion. Mission accomplished, yaay! Huge THANK YOU to Lisa Zaslow from Gotham Organizers for introducing me to Chic Shelf Paper (thank you Lisa (((hug))). If you need an organizer Lisa is your gal!