Spruce up the outside of your kitchen cabinets with contact paper #Do It Yourself#before and after#great-ideas#kitchens February 12 2015 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin Homie Cj Ahrens uploaded these photos of their kitchen cabinet DIY. Check out the before and after… The bottom cabinets used to match these plain white upper cabinets. That was until CJ went after them with contact paper from the dollar store, measured and cut to fit the inlays of cabinets. Doesn't this look lovely? Contact paper: It's not just for inside your cabinets anymore! We want more submissions about your DIYs and decor — please oh please share your home with us! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS Moving from France to Canada: A virtuous circle of rainbows and unicorns NEXT Not lazy, just different: Living with Delayed Sleep-Phase Syndrome Show/Hide comments [ 8 ] I like how it's in the same color scheme as the counter top, but I'm sure a bright contrast color would also look great! Is it durable? Reply I need something poison themed. Yes, my kitchen is poison themed. Maybe a vinyl decal or something. Hmmm. Reply A poisoned-themed kitchen totally warrants a guest post, don't you think?? WINK. Reply I'm gonna go ahead and agree with this statement. Reply Omg sinister mushrooms! Reply I'm really unfamiliar with contact paper except for the trouble promised to us in grade school if we were to use it to cover our books. Is this a rental-friendly, removable idea? Reply (non-expert opinion ahead): Removeable depends on what you put it on. If it goes on a flat, smooth, clean/dry surface (ie. another contact paper layer, or melamine) I would think you could remove it. I would recommend non-dollar-store-kind though; At least the dollar store kind I got was super thin and theres no way I'd be able to remove it cleanly. I'd recommend a small test area first (perhaps the back bottom corner of the cabinet door). Reply This is tooo funny. I was JUST planning on writing a post for you folks re: Shelf papering an entire kitchen to cover old laminate. But once we ordered the samples, (which we did love by the way) and priced it out, we realized that changing out the old hardware would actually give us an okay look without the cost/time. However, during that period we ordered peel and stick vinyl backsplash tiles from smart tiles and many samples of very high grade shelf paper from chic shelf paper, and I am kind of bummed I didn't end up doing my "peel and stick" kitchen makeover. If you check "chic shelf paper"'s pinterest, they have a great board full of ideas of what you can "peel and stick" including some rad kitchens. But for those of you wondering, if you have flat laminate cupboards, you can totally cover them in their entirety with heavy duty shelf paper (like the one mentioned above) and it looks great, peels off afterwards well too. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.