I stated in yesterday’s post that the Little Green Notebook is one of my favorite blogs. There, within the comments, I found some more contact paper inspiration.
First, I found IS.LY’s post on the scalloped border created for her daughter’s room.
Photo and project courtesy of Melissa Esplin with IS.LY
I noticed in the post that Melissa, writer of IS.LY, placed the contact paper on the wall before cutting it. I would have cut the pattern, then placed it on the wall. Therefore, I asked her why she took a different approach. I wasn’t sure if I’d hear back, but sure enough I did. Melissa kindly stated that it made more sense for her seamless approach to the scallops. Simply, different strokes for different folks. I appreciated her quick reply and promised to share any future contact paper projects. Check out her project for no other reason to see her adorable daughter Penelope.
Then, within the comments I found High-Heeled Foot in the Door‘s post on using contact paper on her stairs.
I only have three stairs in my entire home, but I may search out my contact paper possibilities. Zebra paper is unlikely to be considered. Personally, I would like the stairs better if the steps and banister were painted black or if the zebra stripes were tan.
I understand the price is shocking ($150.00) but I am thinking of mirrored contact wall paper. With 33 feet of contact paper, it makes it $4.55 a foot. That is do-able and you may not have realized this yet but I love mirrored furniture. Therefore, I feel certain I could put the rest of it to good use if I used a few feet on the stairs. However, I’ve read multiple places that the mirror scratches badly. Therefore, I’d put the mirror down and cover it with white contact paper, layering the paper and making a pattern. I may try to get my hands on a test piece before I commit.