I am working on my office a little bit right now. Yes, yes, I am supposed to be working on the dining room but I do bounce around sometimes and today I spent some time working on my office. My folding table is amazingly huge so I love it for all my work but it was looking a little worn so I decided to give it a little facelift.
Here’s what the table was looking like:
Overall it’s sturdy and in good shape but there are a few dents/ scrapes.
To give it a little facelift I decided to cover it with contact paper. I purchased this one that looks like white painted wood. I knew that the imperfections in my application would be fairly easy to hide with this pattern and the color was nice and neutral.
So I unrolled the contact paper and applied it with a little hanging over the edge on the short side and lined it up just at the edge of the long side of the table.
Then I trimmed the edge at the end with some sharp scissors. I also used my Cricut scraper tool to smooth out bubbles in the paper.
Once I applied the first sheet all the way across I applied the second sheet, overlapping it a bit.
Then I trimmed those edges and I was done! I think at some point I may paint the metal parts of the underside black or cover the underside with a tableskirt or something. I haven’t decided quite yet.
I am also going to add a pegboard to put some of my most used tools up on the wall and add a cork board to the wall as well. It’s got a ways to go but considering as a few months ago this room had navy and red sponge painted walls we have made some good progress.