DIY Bathroom Makeover (Contact Paper) || How To

Hey guys! Due to being home more often because of social distancing, I had the urge to redecorate and I tackled the bathroom first.

I updated the look of my bathroom vanity by using 2 types of contact paper and peel and stick backsplash tiles.

Hopefully this video inspires you to do it too! (Btw I totally did it the harder way because 1. it’s surrounding the sink & 2. I wanted to try to minimize the amount of seams, it’ll be much faster and easier if you just have a plain counter surfaces)

References:

4 Year Marble Contact Paper Experience & Removal

How to contact paper cabinets via  @Tia Zamara 

I’m planning to keep the contact paper DIYs long-term or until I commit to a style to maybe permanently repaint/replace the countertop but for now, this is amazing enough.

Products used:

  • D-c-fix Marble Grey Contact Paper, 26″ x 78″
  • Hatoku Gray Wood Contact Paper
  • BEAUSTILLE peel and stick backsplash tiles
  • Tempaper Bronze Gray Marrakesh Wallpaper (added the week before this)

*The video & this blog post are not sponsored by products used and all opinions are my own. Thanks!

Contact Paper Counter – 4 YEAR Update!

Hey guys! Here is my 4-year update and removal of the marbled contact paper applied onto my bathroom countertop.

I can’t believe I kept it on for so long and it’s time to remove it… so I can redecorate! Right after filming the removal, I went ahead and tackled applying more marbled contact paper from the same brand I used and this is what it looks like currently:

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This time, I added some peel and stick backsplash tiles. I originally bought a pack of 10 12″x12″ sheets to use as my shower surround backsplash but all of the little squares would be too much next to the wallpaper–so I had plenty to play around with and figured out different ideas for them.

Stay tuned for an upcoming video of what redo-ing the marbled contact paper + adding backsplash tile will be like! Also, I’m potentially putting grey wood grain contact paper onto the cabinets…

DIY Photos with Confetti

This year it was 5 degrees and below on my birthday–yes, in Fahrenheit–so I couldn’t really run around in Boston like I originally planned to. At least it gave me the opportunity to get my photos [inserted below] done indoors before heading out to see a movie and have dinner with my friend, Nina.

This is a quick vlog-styled how-to video I edited on achieving birthday photos using a paper backdrop and some confetti and balloon props. Please do try this at home with the best of luck from me.

xoxo Sami

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Kracie Poppin Cookin

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Earlier this week, my sister made gummy zoo animals using a Kracie Popin Cookin kit. I filmed the process and made a small clip:

I bought it from Tomodachi at the Mall of America (Bloomington, MN) as a souvenir. My sister has been watching these little videos for a few years already but we never saw them available in stores! They can be found online via Amazon (prime shipping!) or cheaper but it would take up to a month to be delivered versus two days.

Do you know if there’s any U.S. versions available? I wish I had these candy kits while I was growing up!