i love how it turned out...i think i'd love it more if it was totally woodgrain and who knows, my neuroses may flare up and i might have to just bite the bullet and figure it out but for now- i'm exhausted. i took pics throughout the process and as usual i ended up doing certain things a few different ways so i'll just share what worked best and most efficiently for me :)
i ended up covering the whole top tray except the trim because well- i'm not sure why...it just felt right at the time. and since that process was overrated (read- i wanted to gouge my eyeballs out with an xacto knife) i regrouped and opted to leave the trim, the base and the insides of the bottom 3 trays original black.
so if you're a glutton for tedious but cute storage here's how i did it...
technically, i thought about it for a few hours and when my confidence wasn't wavering, i decided to start by covering the divider panels. i cut strips of contact paper (about 5 x 14 inches) doesn't have to be perfect or straight because the excess will be tucked and trimmed. then cut little notches in the middle of one of the long sides...this makes 'wrapping' easier.
i peeled the backing off and laid the strip face down on my mat (in the middle of the living room floor- you need lots of space to spread out. and caffeine. or narcotics. just sayin'.) center the divider as shown above- centered on the notch cut out.
it should look something like this. for the top rack that i completely covered, i cut strips of contact paper to completely cover the bracket pieces on the bottom (where the black is showing) and then used an xacto knife to make the holes visible again. for all the other shelves, i used my knife to cut the woodgrain flap on the bracket piece off.
i busted out the compass for inside of the top tray y'all...nerd alert :) i outlined circles using the compass and then cut it out with scissors & my knife and then adhered it to the inside of the top tier. also, i used the little scraper thing that comes with pampered chef stones to flatten the bubbles out, worked like a charm!
i'm thinking about making some cute word labels with my silhouette and a different 'finish' of contact paper- i have a mahogany woodgrain that would be fun but for now, i have bigger fish to fry. namely- sc feb kit, cha, and crate! i better get on it...
have a great weekend friends! hugs, kins