i hope everybody had a wonderful 4th! we had dinner with my parents then went to see fireworks... but they were rained out : ( sad! i hate when that happens, but people seem to think they might happen tonight instead, so maybe i'll get to see some after all : )
so if you've been reading my blog for any period of time, you know i like to use peel n stick laminate for things. it's such a great tool and i am happy we have found each other : ). well i used it to cover my cabinets in my master bath and kitchen and now i am at it again in my guest bath. the process is seriously easy. like, for real. so super easy. i have never really shown the process so i decided to this time. if you're not interested in the process of it then you can just skip to the pretty after picture : )
here is my bathroom after painting
i worked on taking out everything red and then painted in here. this is what it looked like at that point.
i still disliked the cabinets and wanted them to be different.
this is my inspiration for this bathroom
**i have seen this picture a couple places and i'm not sure where it belongs! here is the pinterest link you can follow.
i love everything about this bathroom. i love the colors so much. i love that they have a lovely grey and white background to show them off and i even love that little girl : ) it's an awesome bathroom. so since i wanted the bathroom to have these colors i set about covering the cabinets. here's how i do it.
i start by taking the doors off.
in case you're wondering, yes this is much easier with a drill. in case you are also wondering, no i do not have a drill of my own.
i take the doors somewhere with a lot of light and where i can lay them flat. sadly the bathroom is not the place for this. then i take the hinges off completely.
one should probably wipe down the doors. i don't know. i don't because i don't care that much so i just leave them as is. all that junk just gets covered right along with the door. but if you
aren't lazy care more then this is the part where you could wipe the doors down.
then i roll out my peel n stick laminate with laminate face down. then i just lay my door on top.
i love this stuff because they make it so. easy. i line it up with all the little dots so i know i'll have straight lines when i cut. that's what i like to see people.
i make sure it's long enough to fold over the edges of the door
a couple inches extra is a good amount so you know for sure you have enough on each side to wrap around the edges of the door.
then you just cut away
what i like to do is then flip the whole thing over, peel the backing off and lay it sticky-side-down on top of the door. then i can take care of the bubbles that will inevitably pop up under the surface much easier, before i fold the edges over. it's much harder to get the bubbles out after the edges are folded over. i didn't take a picture of this part because well, i was holding a large sheet of stickiness. not easy to take a picture at that moment.
after that i turn it over and fold the edges over the sides
then before you fold the other edges over, you have to do some cutting to make everything lay flat and come together, like wrapping a present.
then you are left with a flat corner. super easy. i think my cat could do this if he would just apply himself to something other than eating and taking naps....
i forgot to take a picture of putting the hinges back on... all you do is just poke the screw through the paper and it goes right through. i screw the hinges on right over the paper, no need to cut out spaces for them.
this makes it easy to see how wide it needs to be without measuring and all that. i do that with each strip i need and put them all on the cabinet. (i hope you enjoyed my one picture of this process. i regret it's not even a very good picture.)
annoying but easy. and such a better look for not very much effort.