Contact paper has long been the stuff of mothers' old cabinet drawers. Today, adhesive paper has firmly rolled into the 21st century with a wide variety of eye-catching modern patterns and colors. It's even available in a chalkboard finish that can turn nearly any flat surface into a blank slate. Contact paper can be a true ally when it comes to DIY decor, because it's easy to work with, affordable, durable, and simple to clean, with most styles requiring just a wipe with a damp cloth. Here are 13 ways to use versatile contact paper to decorate everything from books to countertops.