If you’ve been looking for luxury rentals in downtown Chicago, chances are you have seen how high pricing can be. Which is why many have chosen to go the studio apartment route to get a small piece of the big city! The largest compromise people make when renting a studio is interior space. The most common reaction among my clients when seeing a studio is, “How in the world am I going to fit all my stuff in this space?!”
Well, the solution is easy, use one piece of furniture in multiple ways! Down below is an example of how I turned my frumpy Ikea dresser into my new fabulous media center using only contact paper! This entire project only cost me $20 and about 1 hour of my time!
Not only does it look like I bought it from West Elm (my best friend works for West Elm and she agreed, so it’s true) but it gives me tons of storage for anything that doesn’t fit in my closet!
- Contact Paper of your choosing- I found mine at Home Depot; $10 per roll
- Blow Dryer
* You do not need to paint the dresser. I originally thought I wanted it all white but ended up not liking the look of it. This could be an option if you want to go that route
1: Measure out your contact paper to the desired size. The paper has grid lines on the back so it helps with making everything even and straight.
2: Press on the paper while smoothing out any air bubbles with your fingers.
3: After all the paper is on your dresser you may find that some of the seams are coming up. Use a blow dryer on the low heat setting to “shrink wrap” the contact paper around the corners and edges of the dresser.
4: Now that you’re all done, sit back and enjoy your new media center/dresser!
BY : Elizabeth Moreno
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