Saturday, September 8, 2012

Fast Fixes: Christmas Dinner No More

Like everyone else, I have a mile long list of quick projects I never make the time for, so I'm going to try and force myself to get a few of them done, especially the ones I already have the supplies on hand for. My first project was actually not really even on my list, and something a lot of people likely wouldn't bother with, but it was so easy and fast and I like the results so much, I don't know why I didn't think of it sooner.

The cats have a big tray in the pantry to corral the loose kibble they like to scatter everywhere. It was one I picked up at Ross years ago for around $10 I think. It's nice wipe-able plastic, but the problem was it had a winter scene on it, so not really appropriate for nine out of twelve months of the year, even though I do think it is pretty.

Enter roll of "faux bois" contact paper and voila, they now have a swanky new look which I think looks great with the white sides of the tray and is still wipe-able and can be removed if I ever want to change the look.

I also considered the grass cloth wallpaper I used on this bathroom toe kick project, but decided the contact paper would be more functional for this particular project and easier too since I wouldn't need to break out the sizing. The blue cat food bowl was Chloe's first Christmas present way back in 2003 and from Target and the green polka dotted water bowl is a Sur la Table cereal bowl I picked up at a thrift for .90 or so - love the two colors together. Wet food is served up on paper plates.

While I had the contact paper out, I did do another quick project with it, but still need one craft store supply to finish it up so we'll get to that later.

I'm linking up to Thrifty Decor Chick's November Before and After Party. Hop on over to see all the great inspiration.

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