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Professional Organizer Shares 10 Kitchen Organizing Tips

If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed about an organizing project, check out this helpful post from professional organizer Jen of I Heart Organizing.

Titled “Client Kitchen Cabinet & Drawer Overhaul”, in just 10 steps, Jen will walk you through Inst- Knife Drawer from I heart Organizingthe fastest path to kitchen organization (or any storage area) with tips and resources.

Jen is a fan of Chic Shelf Paper and used our Charcoal Gray Subtle Stripe contact paper / shelf liner pattern in her project.

She said, “…a good shelf liner really does make a difference in protecting your cabinet and drawer surfaces. It is easy to clean and also adds some motivation to keep your drawers tidy.” (We agree!)

Not only do shelf liners provide protection, they offers a sanitary surface for new renters as well as a lovely finishing touch for kitchens, bathrooms, and storage areas where there are shelves, drawers, and cabinetry. Never under-estimated the power of chic pattern you love in the drawers and shelves you use every day.

I hope you’ll find I Heart Organizing’s how-to helpful!

Here’s the link to her tips again.

Under-Cabinet Makeover with The Joyful Organizer

Chic Shelf Paper recently partnered with The Joyful Organizer to use our contact paper on some small projects.

Bonnie revamped the area under her kitchen sink with matching storage containers and then added our Ikat in Slate Gray to protect it.  Corralling cleaners keeps the area nice and neat, and Chic Shelf Paper in Laminated Vinyl contact paper creates a surface that can be easily wiped clean.

It also protects against rusty can rings, cleaners that stain, and other offenders.

Here’s the “Before”:

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…..and voila, the “After!”

This is a quick project that really makes a difference.

You can easily buy a sheet of Chic Shelf Paper and make this a quick weekend project!

Nursery Mood Board and Baby-Themed Contact Paper

My friend Noelle had babies on her mind when she created this serene nursery mood board. I love the calm blue and green tones.

Facebook Nursery Mood Board

What’s really nice about the light / white furniture is that it’s a blank canvas for any design — wall paper, artwork, and more.

We added some pretty baby-themed designs of Chic Shelf Paper to consider in storage areas. Use our Fine Weave Fabric to add a pretty design to shelves and drawers in the closet. It’s easily removable and re-positionable.

Or select a fun design in Laminated Vinyl for a toy chest or changing table. It’s a nice way to add a fresh surface to furniture that’s been passed along.

You can find all of our child / baby designs in our Children’s category.


Home Design and Decor Trends ~ Spring 2017

Home decor trends are like fashion trends — what you bought two years ago can quickly become out of style in a blink.elle decor bright green

When you’re shopping this Spring for a few ways to freshen up the home, it’s a good idea to get in front of the trends.

Here is our round-up of easy-to-digest home design trends from the experts as well as some specific ideas for Spring decorating.

I hope you find them helpful!

Elle Decor
From a resurgence in happy bright green to butterflies and artisanal home goods, this slideshow is a fast read of 2017 trends.

Decoristdecorist raw wood
While this article echoes some of the trends in the Elle Decor round-up, you’ll find some fresh ideas too like incorporating more organic textures into your home (such as the cool wood table to the right.)

Better Homes & Gardensbhg tabletop plants

Check out this full-on Spring decorating guide; some projects involve like paint and wallpaper but other tips include ideas and products for bringing Spring into your home.

Apartment Guide

This blog recaps some of the trends that we’ve seen a lot of: midcentury, Boho, and greenery, but the author includes a product round-up and links for easy shopping.

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Have a wonderful day! I hope this blog sparked some new ideas for seasonal decor!

Chevron Contact Paper ~ 14 Hues

Chevron Collage

Oh, chevron!  Wikipedia says this design element has been around since 1800 BC. It was found in Crete (Greece) on pottery and rock carvings.

In today’s home decor scene, its used as a style element on walls, pillows, drapes — the list goes on.

Chic Shelf Paper just added chevron shelf liners in 14 color choices.  Sold as contact paper as well as a drawer liner (Heavy Matte Paper) or in Fine Weave Fabric, we only use modern adhesives that are easy to reposition and remove.

As a creative idea, cchevron stair riserhevron elements make a cool graphic statement for stair risers (see photo left.)

If you’re fan of chevron, I hope you enjoy our new collection!



Modern Gingham Contact Paper

We’ve just added a series of classic contact paper gingham designs in fresh and traditional colors. Gingham is popular everywhere these days; have you seen it in blazers from J Crew, scarves, and tops? On the decor front, you’ll find it on pillows; duvets, and drapes.

The more muted colors like Charcoal, classic Black, Beige, and
 are lovely as shelf or drawer liners for the kitchen or bathroom vanity.

Collage Gingham

For kids or teens’ bedrooms, I like the vibrancy of Royal or Violet as a drawer liner, to add style to white laminate furniture, or as a locker paper. You can reposition it easily and remove it fast; there’s no residue!

Use Chic Shelf Paper gingham designs to protect your investment in cabinetry after a kitchen or bathroom remodel. Guard against scratches and stains or just add a cheerful finishing touch. You’ll be glad you did!

We hope you enjoy our new gingham collection!

$2 Garage Sale Find Is Transformed with Decorative Contact Paper by Chic Shelf Paper

Today we are featuring a lovely hutch makeover. Our customer, Amy from Michigan, used paint and Nottingham Damask from Chic Shelf Paper for this furniture flip.

Read below for all of the details.

“I line every drawer in the furniture I paint, the devil is in the details and your paper makes a wonderful finishing touch. I love to see people open a drawer and see that pop of color!”  — Amy S


Amy Scanlon Hutch

Hutch Makeover with Nottingham Damask contact paper by Chic Shelf Paper

In Amy’s words:

I found the wall hutch at a garage sale for $2. Thats right 2 bucks!

The original finish was an old ugly dark wood. It had a huge crack on the back of the hutch, so I knew I could not paint it because the crack would show.  I also wanted a subtle design on the back so Chic Shelf Paper was the perfect solution. This piece was screaming for Nottingham Damask.

I cleaned up the piece, cause it was filthy. I painted the hutch with  Annie Sloan French Linen chalk paint and painted the drawers in Annie Sloan Old White.

I placed the paper on the back after I measured twice and ordered it to Cut-to-Size. I also lined the drawers with Nottingham Damask for an extra pop. I lightly distressed it with sandpaper and put a coat of wax on for protection.

The hardware came from another garage sale. There was an old dresser that was in horrible shape. It had 6 drawers but 3 of the drawers were missing its hardware. I bought the dresser for the hardware alone. Cost of dresser was $5.

I gave this hutch to my sister as a house-warming present and she loves it! The best part is no one else has it! She uses it to display some black and white pictures, and some other odds and ends.

I love it seeing it at her house!


Amy, we are so impressed with this lovely makeover!

To view all of the Chic Shelf Paper Damask designs, available in contact paper, fabric, and heavy paper for drawer liners, click here.

Creating a Kitchen Remodel Mood Board

My friend, Sara, recently shared a few elements of her dream kitchen with me via a virtual mood board.

Here’s Sara’s board with cabinet, lighting, and granite:

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I added a few Chic Shelf Paper contact paper design selections (Oak Leaf Marsala, Climbing Vines Greige, and Tobacco Tiles) to give her a sense of the range of patterns that she could select from, which is easy to do by clicking on the zoom feature under each design and saving the pattern online.

Mood or design boards, virtual or not, allow you to easily share ideas with vendors and family members (your Mr, Mrs, etc.) and helps you to envision how patterns, colors, and textures work together.

Today,  you can search for and capture these details on Pinterest, Houzz, or print them out on the handy home printer and tack them on a actual real life mood board.

(That sure beats the days of cutting out photos from magazines and pasting them on paper with Elmer’s Glue. Yes, friends, I’m that old.)

Sara’s investment in her kitchen will really contribute to her home’s value and she wants to keep the new cabinetry pristine so she immediately thought of Chic Shelf Paper contact paper. It’s twice as thick as regular contact paper and has SO MANY more pattern choices.  (Plus she’s my friend.)

Her pattern pic? Oak Leaf Marsala.

As she fine-tunes her kitchen remodeling project, Sara will add design elements such as faucets, flooring, appliance color, paint, furniture (bar stools and kitchen table) and artwork.

What’s your favorite tool for creating mood or design boards?

Stylish IKEA Chair Makeover with Chic Shelf Paper Contact Paper

We’re always excited to see Chic Shelf Paper contact paper in action, and we recently received this photo from our customer, Maureen from Illinois. It’s one of her kitchen chairs that was given a fresh, new look with Chic Shelf Paper.

Maureen tells us that she upgraded a plain IKEA chair with our contact paper (which I think is this Ikea chair here.)

It was painted a solid black base and then the back was covered with Birds & Berries in Laminated Vinyl.

I love how the yellow backdrop with gold, orange, and green, really pops against the black seat. Birds & Berries Chair FB

Thanks to Maureen for sharing the photo and giving all of us another unique idea about how to use Chic Shelf Paper around the home!