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!
More Contact Paper Ideas
- Basement Shelves
- Basement Window Shelf
- Covering a Light Switch Plate/ Outlet Cover
- Trash Can Surprise
- Contact Papering the Kitchen Cabinet Doors
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!
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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.