Contact Paper

Vintage contact paper is hard to come by. So is modern contact paper with retro patterns. Thus, let’s consider this a gallery of inspirational images rather than a modern home decorating tip.

The background of the above shelves are done over in Con-Tact’s “CINDY” pattern (in the circle).

Con-Tact also sold textured contact paper – essentially fabric with a self-adhesive back:

“Quick Changing Front Panels”

It looks like these women are putting contact paper on their kitchen appliances. It’s hard to tell. Tappan ads calls them “quick changing front panels” (below) and Frigidaire refers to them as “designer doors” (above) so maybe not. Both images are from 1968.

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