As part of my home office makeover, I built a countertop over a row of filing cabinets and wanted a way to make it more interesting without spending a lot of money (I already blew the budget for this makeover on the desk, cowhide rug and antique chair, but that’s another story…you can see the progress I’ve made in that project here).
I had originally considered doing contact paper Faux Marble (like I did on this computer table), but the color of the “marble” was a little too white.
Then I thought about painting the countertop and using traditional decoupage (where you glue images on to the surface) to add some interest to it. But that sounded like a lot of work!
But then I had an idea…why not use the decoupage technique of applying paper to the surface but instead of doing individual images, use one big long strip of paper? That sounded like a lot less work, but with lots of creative possibilities.
Here’s a sneak peek of the countertop before and after it was updated.
Read on to find out how to update a countertop without spending a lot of money.