So, this cabinet is a funny story. I mean, what visit of mine to IKEA hasn’t been a
infuriating funny story?! We bought this cabinet (no longer available, similar one here) for additional storage and upon learning how expensive the delivery charge would be, we ended up leaving with a couch to justify the added expense. It still make sense to us, hehe.
Ever since we got it though, I’ve wanted to do something to make it stand out a bit more. So, I ordered some marble contact paper online, dug out an old ruler (from my graphic design classes in college) and made a quick update. Remember when we used to use contact paper to cover school books? Why did we have to use the lame clear stuff?!
Making sure the paper applied smoothly was the toughest part, but going slowly should prevent any bubbles. Those I did find I was able to press out any that popped up pretty easily.
I love how much the marble paper lightened up a plain IKEA cabinet and made it look a little less pre-fab. It’ll do until one day some actual marble to could make an appearance in our home . . . a girl can dream.