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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wallpapered kitchen display cabinet


A few months ago I mentioned I wanted to paper the kitchen display cabinet. One broken champagne glass and a minor finger cut later and it's done!



It is by no means a professional job. I won't even show you closeup shots of the jagged edges. But when the cabinet door is closed and the shelves are dressed you can't see it so I'm happy.

19 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, this is so beautiful! I adore that wallpaper. It looks amazing in your cabinet! Job well done!!

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  2. This looks gorgeous! I am starting a before and after section on my blog and I was wondering if I could feature this on my blog with proper credit to you of course?

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  3. good job! i asked about it a few days ago hope you didnt feel pushed to do it :)! now the canvas!
    can you tell me where you can buy good priced wallpaper online? also how do you cut and glue it on - is there special stuff you need? thanks love your blog :)i also have a son, 10 months, and an old beach shack, so love getting ideas but know how damn hard it is to do any of them!

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous. I love the little white objects on the shelf that's second from the bottom too. ♥

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  5. i am quite impressed. stunning. i just came across your blog and i am loving it!

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  6. Thank you everyone ♥♥

    Anonymous - Oh the canvas. I look at it every day. If only I could find a good chunk of time to do it.

    Wallpaper can be pricey but you can find relatively cheap paper here.

    I'm not an expert on hanging wallpaper but the tools I used were:

    - Wallpaper paste bought from Bunnings and I just followed the directions on the packet to mix it up
    - Wide paintbrush to slap on the paste
    - A bucket to mix up the paste in
    - A stencil knife to cut the paper once it is on the surface.
    - A tea towel to smooth the paper onto the surface

    I'm sure there are better tools out there but it seemed to work for me and so far the paper hasn't lifted (but it's only been a few days). The tricky part is lining up the pattern. If I were doing a big job I would definitely get a professional to do it.

    I would love to see photos of your place! Old beach shacks have such character I think. I would choose an old place over a brand new place any day.

    Wow - this is a long reply :)

    Viv xx

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  7. Wow!
    It´s soooo delicated!
    I love it!
    The blue put a elegant but happy mood on the kitchen!

    Beautiful

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  8. Thanks for the wallpaper info Viv!
    How would i go about sending you some pics of my beach shack? I have some cool before and after pics and also could do with lots of suggestions and advice! cheers amanda

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  9. Amanda, you can email me at ishandchi@hotmail.com and attach the photos if you like.

    Viv xx

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  10. Love it! I'll have to give this one a try. In my girls room I used scrapbook paper but would have been better off to find something like you did.

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  11. Beautiful! I love it!

    I liked to this post from my blog today.

    Kimba
    http://asoftplacetoland-kimba.blogspot.com/2009/02/linky-love_20.html

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  12. Oh, this is inspiring! The ideas that are now tumbling inside my head ...

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  13. Just discovered your blog, and I'm loving your kitchen makeover. Absolutely gorgeous! And love the wallpaper inside the cabinet.

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  14. Thank you Kimba! I've just been over to visit your blog. It's a great read :)

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  15. Great job!! WOW...your kitchen is so pretty!

    Jen Ramos

    'Cards & Prints You'll Love...'
    www.madebygirl.com
    madebygirl.blogspot.com

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  16. I did something similar with the beautiful built-in bookshelves in my living room but I used fabric. it was cheaper than the wallpaper I wanted and it was a little more forgiving when I worked with it. It changed the look of my living room a frillion percent!

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  17. That wallpaper was an inspired choice! You did a GREAT job on that project. I'm studying the rest of your blog now....glad I found it!
    Cheers --
    Valerie

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a comment, Viv xx


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