|Closeup of Wallpaper Inserts|
I have gotten a little bored with my china cabinet because I feel like it's just too much wood. I really like painted furniture and I thought I might want to paint it. Not all of it - but maybe just the base, or the back of each section. My current favorite color is sage green so I was thinking that's what I would do. But painting is a lot of work and I wasn't sure if the paint would stick without sanding and priming and I knew I was never going to empty it and haul it outside to work on it. So it just sat there.
Caroline got on a crafty streak and took a country style cabinet and "upcycled" it by removing the doors and painting it. She mentioned that she wanted to get that fake tin from Home Depot and put that on the back of the shelves but it was too expensive so she bought a roll of embossed wallpaper instead ($20). When she showed me what she'd purchased I realized I had an almost complete roll of it myself, so she took that to use and returned what she'd bought.
She also took some of the "oops" paint that I've been stockpiling to paint the wall paper. Everytime I go into a home store I can't help but look at the marked down paint that they sell for pennies on the dollor and buy it for future projects. She cut the wallpaper to fit each section, painted it, and then glued it in place after the paint was dry. I couldn't believe how cute it was and I also couldn't believe I'd never thought of it myself! I already had all the stuff to do it too.