We live in a rental home, which is great when the water heater goes out or something expensive breaks. But it does cramp my ability to decorate. Some day soon we'll buy a home, but for now, I am coming up with creative ways to update our rental without spending a lot or making permanent changes.
Today's project was so cheap and easy, with such a big impact, that I wish I had thought of it long ago!
Problem: We have hunter green laminate countertops and a big section of green backsplash behind our stove. I loath it. It's old, chipped, and a totally outdated color. Here it is:
Solution: I bought a roll of non-permanent contact paper from Dollar Tree (available HERE).
I trimmed it to the right size, then stuck it up, right over the green backsplash. Then I used an old spatula to smooth out any bubbles and trimmed the sides with a razor blade.
Check out the major impact this $1, fifteen minute change made:
Yay! A little less hunter green in my kitchen makes me a very happy woman! And when it comes time to move, it will peel right off. Three cheers for contact paper!