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By now you may know that I do things in unconventional ways sometimes–like wallpapering my toilet lid. I thought that you might like to see what I did to my other toilet before I wallpapered the second one. In fact, this project is probably what gave me the boldness to wallpaper the other one.
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Do you like to have your toilet lid down or up? Does it matter? I did not care, before we got a soft-close toilet lid.* Once we had that, it was so easy to touch the lid for it to close, that I got into the habit of closing the lid. It only took half a second. For those of you who may have thought that the hinge was rusty, stuck, or tight– no; it is because it is a soft close lid.
But of course other people would leave the lid up anyway, even though it was so much fun to close it. Enter– a yard sale deal on contact paper….yes!
Prior to finding the contact paper, I had bought some removable vinyl lid covers that I found on clearance for about a dollar. They were neat, but didn’t match my decor. They also did not stick on as well as I thought they should. So when I found contact paper that sorta went with my color scheme, I figured it couldn’t hurt to try.
Using the vinyl one as a template, I cut out my contact paper. I tried it on the top.
And I tried it on the underside of the lid. I left it on the underside for a year or two until I decided to take it off. Having it on the underside made up for the lid being open! At least, then there was something pretty for me to look at!
AFTER, version 2
What about you? Have you ever wanted to paint your toilet lid, or make it pretty in some way? Contact paper is a temporary, reversible solution.