Thursday, 23 July 2009

Cupboard Makeover


I have an old cupboard at home just like this one however, at the moment mine certainly isn't looking as chic as this one.

At the shop I have lots of bits of left over wallpaper from displays we have done. I'm thinking I might use some of these bits to paper the back of my cupboard door.

My little cupboard is in a hallway near our kitchen and currently it is bursting at the seams with sheets and towels. I think I should move the sheets and towels into my larger laundry cupboard and fill this little one with some of my special pieces of china.

This pretty image has inspired me.

Image - Vogue Living

31 comments:

Janet K @ Manly Gallery said...

Thats a lovely idea Anna and I concur, the boring towels can go and be replaced with the pretty china...lets see a photo when you have done it! ....J

my favorite and my best said...

me too! i love that. and that particular wallpaper is especially fancy and nice.
consider me inspired.
xoj

Rachel said...

Hi Anna,

I just did a post yesterday on my blog about creative uses for a roll of wallpaper that I just purchased.

(www.southernexposure1.squarespace.com)

I didn't think about putting it on the inside of a cupboard door. I like this idea if it is a cupboard you use a lot - then you would get a nice surprise when you open it!

McCarthy Designs said...

What a lovely idea. I have a little buffet and hutch that would look great with the wallpaper on the inside.

pinkstilettos said...

Anna~
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{this is glamorous} said...

Stunning! Such a lovely idea.

xo

Waxy said...

I like that - would be a great surprise when you open the cabinet - I guess you would know about it yes - but would still make me smile every time!

Bella said...

Love that wallpaper. The cupboard looks lovely.

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Another wonderful idea! Lining the kids bath cabinetry doors would be great. They make such a mess the doors would then be easy to wipe down, at least on one side! Janell

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Ah. It's inspired me as well.

Oonafey said...

Beautiful! This photo increases my motivation to start collecting antique china.

Mimi said...

Great idea...the paper on the door is lovely..reminds me of de Gournay paper.

Mango Gal said...

I love these little details, its like a pleasant surprise.

Kristin said...

This also seems like something I could do with our boring, old, white laminate cupboards. Using wallpaper, paper or fabric - thanks for the inspiration!

parisienish said...

very sweet, i love this idea!

Annie Pazoo said...

Hi Anna- it must be cupboard makeover time. I'm thinking of doing one and also enjoyed the post Benita did at Chez Larsson : http://chezlarsson.com/myblog/2009/07/wallpapering-a-cabinet.html

Cheers!
Annie

Claire said...

Fabulously perfect shot of color...just finished a post on Dorothy Draper, color on the brain!!
Thank you! Claire
www.highglossblue.blogspot.com

Simply Mel said...

Very pretty...and those sweet little tea cups are a true inspiration!

Shannon Fricke said...

Hmmm... my cupboard started its life looking a little like this one - sadly, it doesn't have quite the same feel to it now! But this has inspired me to reorganise and bring it back to its former glory!
Thanks Anna
sx

Julie@beingRUBY said...

It is very pretty!! I love the shallow shelves which showcase each and every item in storage!

henzy said...

wall paper really is a quick and fabulous makeover solution. good luck. i'm sure it'll loke lovely.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Anna, I love that, so sweet!
xo

Tracy @ comfortandluxury said...

Ooh I did this once with an old cabinet I used for extra storage in my bathroom. It made me so happy every time I needed a new bar of soap or bottle of lotion...

Ms. B said...

What a great way to redo a cabinet! I love the botanical wallpaper used, too cute!

xo

Jennifer
http://milliedeel.blogspot.com/

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Stumbling, Falling, Dreaming & Flying said...

'Cupboard Makeover'?? Must be a woman thing. Cupboards are for storing junk in!

taramichele said...

if only i had the time and skill with a scalpel to get around to a project like this! Would so love to open my linen press and see that!

Karli @ RockyBella said...

I've been looking to collect cute little patterned china like those adorable tea cups! I havn't been as lucky as I'd like. =(
I love this.

Erryn said...

gorgeous!!!!!

http://www.hardtosaywhatitis.blogspot.com/

TheDecoDetective said...

That wallpaper with the little birds is adorable! If I did something like this and had so much lovely china, I'd keep the cupboard door open permanently.
And, to Stumbling, Falling etc that also commented on this post: you're missing out if you haven't yet discovered the joy of "the beauty within"!

David Toms said...

That is a great idea! MMMmm, love those cups as well