Contact Paper Covered Cabinets

I have been wanting to give our kitchen cabinets a makeover for a while.  There isn’t anything glaringly wrong with our current cabinets, but they are glass, and hence see through.  I hate seeing the clutter of dishes stacked up in the cabinets. Joey and I talked about a few different options for giving our cabinets a makeover.  Option 1 was to buy new cabinets, but that isn’t really in our budget.  Option 2 was to paint the cabinets, which we seriously considered; however, in the end we decided to cover the cabinets in white contact paper, because it was the easiest, and most cost effective option.  I was worried that it might look tacky, but it actually looks quite nice.


This isn’t a long term solution, as I know that the paper will eventually start to peel, but so far it is holding up.  The cabinet directly above the sink has some wrinkles, but they are hardly noticeable.


In a few weeks, I am going to evaluate the condition of the contact paper.  At that point, we will either leave the paper on, or we will remove it and give the cabinets a fresh coat of paint.



I’ll keep you posted on how the contact paper is holding up.

4 Comments on Contact Paper Covered Cabinets

  1. Andrea
    April 13, 2014 at 2:02 pm (6 years ago)

    Where do you find your contact paper?

    • Kathryn
      April 17, 2014 at 7:15 pm (6 years ago)

      I bought it online. I think from Amazon.

  2. Tina
    July 20, 2017 at 8:20 pm (3 years ago)

    How did the contact paper cabinets hold up? I am considering doing this project. Thanks!

    • Kathryn
      July 23, 2017 at 12:13 am (3 years ago)

      Hi Tina – I kept it up for about 6 months and it held up pretty good. The edges did start to peel a little bit, but not hardly noticeable. After the six months, I decided to totally change up the look and go for open cabinets without doors.


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