DIY Stainless Steel Makeover

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  • How to make appliances look like stainless steel.
    Transform ordinary appliances into stainless steel with this easy & inexpensive DIY via www.julieblanner.com
    I have a confession to make.  I’m not always the most patient person.  I thought I could live with black appliances for a year in my all white kitchen, but I barely made it a week.  It just stuck out in the otherwise bright space.  Fortunately, I found a simple and reasonable fix.
    Transform ordinary appliances into stainless steel with this easy & inexpensive DIY via www.julieblanner.com
    BEFORE
    While black is coming back, it’s not always a fit for your kitchen. You can make your appliances look like stainless steel, without the effort or expense.
    Did you know there is faux stainless steel? It’s magical, and inexpensive! It’s….
    Transform ordinary appliances into stainless steel with this easy & inexpensive DIY via www.julieblanner.com
    Stainless Steel Contact Paper!
    Yes, you read that right! You can purchase Stainless Steel Contact Paper and transform your appliances for less than $10!
    Transform ordinary appliances into stainless steel with this easy & inexpensive DIY via www.julieblanner.com
    With a few dollars, a little time and patience, we transformed our black dishwasher to look like stainless steel. What do you think? Friends and family didn’t even know it wasn’t truly stainless steel until we showed them. Honestly, we were in disbelief that stainless steel contact paper could look so authentic, yet remain easy to clean!
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    Transform ordinary appliances into stainless steel with this easy & inexpensive DIY via www.julieblanner.com

    What you need to make appliances look like stainless steel

    Stainless Steel Contact Paper (click to buy it here) 24″ 26″x36″ We used 24″
    Credit Card
    Scissors
    Razor blade
    A Project Partner
    Patience

    How to make appliances look like stainless steel

    1. Cut a piece of contact paper 3″ longer than required.
    2. Open your dishwasher {or other appliance} door and start at the edge.  Line the paper up with the top, peeling only an inch or so of the backing off at a time.  Partner 1: Start at the top, slowly working your way to the bottom using the credit card.  This will eliminate most bubbles.  Partner 2: hold onto the contact paper with a little tension to keep the paper from adhering. If you should end up with any large bubbles, just pull back and try again.
    3. Once you reach the other side and are happy with your result, trim the excess off with a razor blade.
    4. Remove any bubbles working them out with a credit card.
    I’m extremely pleased with the result.  It provided some cohesion to the kitchen, making it feel more modern.  We’ve come a long way!  Don’t miss our recently transformed kitchen and take a tour of our home full of diy projects. Get more inspiring ideas delivered directly to your inbox.
    You can see our fully updated Kitchen renovation on a budget here, enjoy!
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