Ideas to renovate your furniture with self-adhesive plastic and vinyl
If you are not much into painting, self-adhesive plastics and vinyl are perfect for renewing the table in your house without changing it.
Painting a piece of furniture is laborious; if we want a smooth, impeccable, and new finish in just a few minutes, it is better to resort to express solutions. Self-adhesive plastic and removable vinyl are exciting, economical, and easy to apply, with impressive results. They work wonders when renovating kitchen cabinets, sideboards, shelves, or any furniture with straight lines. If wood is your thing, a dresser with plain drawers can be the perfect starting point to create a varied combination of different hardwoods. On the market, there are self-adhesive plastics that imitate species such as pine, walnut, or oak in a very truthful way. To achieve a total renovation of the furniture, line the drawer fronts with wood varieties of different tones and update the handles with more modern and eye-catching ones.
Combine materials. We understand self-adhesive plastic as colored rolls, metallic, or imitating different materials. Vinyl, on the other hand, reproduces images or creates shapes. If you combine the two solutions, you will achieve significant effects on your furniture. Line the doors of a simple sideboard with a plastic that imitates stone or slate, and then decorate it with a black adhesive. This one of swallows, for example, provides a simple and attractive detail. And the top can be covered with light gray plastic to create a nice contrast. Play with shapes. The nice thing about self-adhesive plastic is that it can be cut to shape whimsical silhouettes. The idea we see in the image is straightforward with adhesive paper: measure the drawers of a plain piece of furniture and cut strips of the same width in a contrasting color. Then, with the help of a ruler and a marker, draw an excellent shape. It can be a Roman-style border like the one on this dresser, chevron stripes, and waves. Cut the shape with scissors and glue the strips to the drawers, removing the protective paper as you attach them.
Lacquer or plastic? Kitchen cabinets lend themselves wonderfully to be renovated with these materials. You can decorate them with the vinyl of fun shapes, as in the image, or line the fronts and shelves with quality self-adhesive plastic, either in wood tones or bright colors that mimic high-gloss lacquers. If you are going to cover them, first clean the doors thoroughly. Then, spray water on the surface and stick the plastic on little by little, removing the paper. Leave an excess equal to the edge of the boards and fold it over for a perfect finish. Create areas of interest. These materials are perfect for adding a decorative touch to many household items, from furniture fronts to doors of all kinds, including refrigerator doors; also tabletops with worn or old tabletops, decorative mirrors, and even glass windows. The latter is a great resource to obtain greater privacy from the outside or in a particular room area.
Self-adhesive vinyl can be stuck on any smooth and clean surface. Since they are removable, they won't leave a trace when you take them off: that's another advantage. A white door is a perfect backdrop to create a visual point of interest in any room: stick a black silhouette, purchased or cut out by you, on it. Ideal for children's rooms. One of the most recurring applications for renovating furniture with self-adhesive plastic or vinyl is in children's rooms. They clean very well with a damp cloth and can be easily replaced when damaged. If you also opt for images of their favorite characters, the little ones will be delighted, and it will be a decoration that you can renew as often as they change their favorite heroes. Divide and conquer: Do you have a large closet with plain doors or folding beds like the picture? Please take the opportunity to cover them with a large-format mural. Just be careful to make the right cuts to separate the plastic into the different panels. Before you start, remove the handles and press while you place them to eliminate the generated bubbles. Cut the border with the image on the next cloth with a very sharp cutter. A shelf in a tree. Instead of starting with the furniture and finishing with the vinyl, why not do it the other way around? Stick a sticker on the wall and build a piece of furniture around it, like this tree-shaped one in the photo with slanted shelves attached to the branches. Don't forget to fix a board on the side of each shelf to prevent books from falling to the floor. If you add some hooks, you can also use them as a practical coat rack for backpacks and scarves. Fun drawers. To decorate a drawer cabinet, apart from lining the front, you can also decorate it with small details. Some stickers come in divided sheets, which you can distribute as you wish to generate distributions to your liking. Choose a theme and a range of colors and distribute the vinyl between furniture and walls, developing an article in the environment.