Sunday, May 2, 2010

epic fail

So, I worked on my cabinets all weekend, and they are done! Why is this post titled "epic fail" then? Because I forgot to take my camera! This photo was shot with my camera phone, but I couldn't get any good pictures of the whole cabinets... so we will just call this a teaser, lol.

If I have learned anything doing this project it would be this: I HATE CONTACT PAPER!!!

If you haven't ever used it, it is a pain in the butt. It is sticky and hard to control... (That's what she said.) In fact, it is a veritable onslaught of "that's what she said jokes waiting to happen... ugh! Never again! I never would have used it, but the choice was made for me by the former homeowner. She had used contact paper, and we pulled it up. Nothing was taking that glue off though, so I had to put some back over it.

I will admit though, this dotted contact paper I got at Target was really cute, and even though I was very frustrated by the installation process, I do at least think it looks cute... that's enough.

So, finished product pictures soon :) or at least soonish, lol.


  1. Oh, I hate contact paper with a passion, but I love yours! Great colors and so fun.

    I think I sanded the glue off my shelves, after hitting it with a heat gun and getting it all crystally. It was not fun, and potentially chemically harmful. But it worked.

  2. yeah, i didn't want to go through all that... we will be completely redoing the kitchen in 5-10 years, so I needed something I could live with til then... but I will never use contact paper again!