**linking up with remodelaholic!
***also linking up to simple home life's link party!
today i feel antsy. i feel the need to do some little projects around here... i just feel this crazy urge to do something. even though i have a love-hate relationship with the glue gun, i just want to get it out and use it. preferably for good and not evil... : )
well it's been awhile since i finished my bathroom cabinets. i am not really finished with the master bathroom yet, but i figured it's time for some update pictures. these are my lovely bathroom cabinets before i tackled my contact paper project:
ignore the kitty litter on the floor... that is constantly there no matter how hard me and my vacuum try.
and these are the only weapons i needed to annihilate these suckers
plus a screwdriver or drill... or something of that nature : )
i simply removed the doors, then the hinges from the doors. i measured them on top of the paper and cut out what i needed! the backing of the paper even has inches marked off along the sides and all these little dots you can follow so you get straight lines. it was so so so super easy. a little tiny bit time consuming, but it really doesn't take that long. well.. the bathroom ones didn't anyway : ) then i cut out the right sizes for all the trim that goes around the doors and drawers. it was a sinch (cinch? i don't know). and here they are after their little facelift!!!
these are the curtains i made from two pillow cases and an old ribbon i already had. i cut the pillow cases down the side then i cut the bottom so i just had a flat rectangle. i glued the ribbon along the part that was cut, then i used the tab part of the pillowcase to put a spring rod through. i used 2 pillow cases to make them look fuller. it cost me $5. that's all. 5 bucks! to finally cover up all my
junk super necessary stuff! totally worth it. : )
way better, right? and it doesn't look like a $10 roll of contact paper to me. it looks pretty much like i painted them. the effect is just so nice! i'm loving that bathroom way more now. however, in true jessica fashion, i now want to paint in there. of course. i might have to fight off that urge considering i already will have to re-paint every other room in the apartment when we move out. i am not sure i want to add to that list... but my urges to paint generally defeat me. we'll see. : )