Over the years, my favorite DIY organizing projects are the ones with peel and stick wallpaper or a self-adhesive shelf liner. Today, I am going to show you several different ways I used these products to upcycle and improve the items in the home after organizing a space. Feel free to come along for the ride!
Let me first explain the difference between self-adhesive shelf liner paper, like Con-Tact Brand(c) and peel and stick (self-adhesive) wallpaper.
What is the difference between Self-adhesive Shelf Liner and Peel and Stick Wallpaper?
Self-adhesive Shelf Liner
The self-adhesive shelf liner is material that has a decorative front and a highly adhesive material on the back. It is used as shelf liners in cabinets and pantries to protect the shelf from the items placed on top. There are a variety of types like chalkboard paper and vinyl. And, you can choose from different patterns from vintage to modern. Usually, the material is a little thinner than self-adhesive wallpaper. You also can not match up the seams to make a continuous pattern. This product is more lightweight but durable and is usable in higher traffic areas. The vinyl coating can be used in wet areas as well.
Peel and Stick (Self-adhesive) wallpaper
Peel and Stick (Self-adhesive) wallpaper is also decorative in front, and it has an adhesive in the back and can range in thicknesses from thin to thick. The wallpaper quality is usually more durable similar to traditional wallpaper. It also has a pretty pattern that can easily match up with another roll to make a continuous pattern on the wall or object. The prices are higher than the vinyl shelf liner paper.
How is Peel and Stick (Self-adhesive) wallpaper and Self-adhesive Shelf Liner the same?
Both do not need glue and are super easy to adhere to any of your projects. Both can be used in a rental space. (Note: try the material out on a small area of the wall before doing an entire wall). Purchase it all the rolls at the same time. Your odds are better that you get the same dye lot and will not have an issue with colors being off. You can find both of them in a variety of home improvement and home decor stores, like Lowes, Home Depot, Wayfair. And, even Dollar Tree (affiliate) has some peel and stick wallpaper for your home!
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Both products do well with these cutting tools. The best cutting products I found for cutting all these types of material are an X-Acto knife, scissors, and a T-square straight edge. Below are some I found on Amazon.com(affiliate).
Note: If you are planning on using either product, buy extra rolls. Twenty percent more of the product is the right amount just in case you need to pull down a particular section and do it again.
Now, let's begin showing you the different ways I used the peel and stick wallpaper and self-adhesive shelf liner.
9 Amazing DIY Peel and Stick Wallpaper Projects
Use Vinyl Liners in Drawers
I started off by using the self-adhesive shelf liner. This worked wonderfully for drawers in the vanity in the bathrooms since they were vinyl.
Cover Nightstand with Waterproof Vinyl
I had a project years ago with a client and we used self-adhesive vinyl to cover up a shabby nightstand for her kids. It worked great!
Add a Focal Point to Your Walk In Closet
The next was a project I did recently to cover an area in my closet that held my jewelry and a mirror. I used it on the back wall.
Create a DIY Bench for Around the Table
Then, I used this same material to create a DIY bench seating in my sunroom to make the back and sides more cohesive. The Closet Maid benches were modified with a thick board to create a back to it then covered with peel and stick wallpaper. This wallpaper was very durable.
Cover the Front of a Shabby Chest of Drawers
To dress up the front of this chest of drawers, we removed the handles and added the peel and stick wallpaper. Then, added the handles back to the front. Looks neat, right?
Add to a DIY Silverware Drawer
I also added the peel and stick wallpaper to the bottom of my DIY silverware drawer organizer. Feel free to check it out here.
Add to a Shabby IKEA Cabinet
And, I added it to dress up some Ikea cabinets we had in my daughter's room.
Add to the Back of an Armoire to give the Inside a Pop of Color
I used it in the back of my scrapbooking and DIY armoire. Feel free to check out my posts here.
Add to a Headboard to Give it a Fresh Look
And, last but not least, I added the peel and stick to the back of a headboard to brighten it up.
Well, there you have it, I hope this post gives you inspiration on how to use peel and stick wallpaper and self-adhesive liners.
Now it's your turn! Do you use these products for your home? How did you use them? Please share in the comment section below. We would love to hear your DIY projects.
Below are sites to find more information and ideas on self-adhesive wallpaper/shelf-liner.
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13 Creative Uses for Contact Paper or Peel-and-Stick Wallpaper