I agree that veneer is a more durable, and better quality, finish. However, when you don't have a lot of $$$ to spend, contact paper is great. I live in a rental and had covered my really ugly counters with wood-grain paper. I had cut strips and put it on to look like butcher block. That was 10 years ago and it's just now starting to wear. I also recovered a closet door to look like tight lattice, again using strips. That was also 10 years ago and it still looks great. A neighbour of mine saw this and cut squares to stick over her ugly bathtub tiles. Unless you look very closely, you can't tell it's contact paper.
Jonathan's IKEA & Contact Paper Desk Makeover
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I've always used less than suggested for laundry detergent and dryer sheets. Grease spots are easily removed by pre-treating with a drop of dish washing liquid. When I stopped using the dryer, I didn't like how my air-dried clothes came out "crunchy". Found out that adding a little white vinegar to the rinse helped quite a bit. It even makes the ironing easier.
Save Money on Laundry the Easy Way
|8/24/11 9:37 AM|