You remember that ugly wallpaper thing your mother used to put inside the cupboards? Well good news! It now comes in nice colors, even different colored wood finishes. It's a very sturdy, washable finish that's easy to work with, and costs under 5$ a roll.
I recently started using it to restore cheap furniture that has damaged finish, and to cover all sorts of stuff.
Unfortunately I don't have pictures of the finished furniture yet, so just to give you an idea of how it works, I covered a cookie box with leftover black woodgrain finish and made a pattern out of light wood finish. I really think it would have looked better with a lighter background color, like medium wood or a reddish wood.
Step 1: Materials
You will need...
One or more rolls of Beauty Cover paper, depending on the size of the object you plan to cover and the color of the pattern you plan on doing.
Scissors or an X-acto knife (I prefer to work with scissors, as X-actos tend to separate the two layers)
A stencil of the pattern you plan to do, unless you plan to draw freehand.
Something to cover !