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June 23, 2013

Painted & Wallpapered Cabinet

With A Blast: Painted & Wallpapered Cabinet  {paint your wallpaper the color of your color scheme!}  #diy  #furniturepainting  #paintprojects

This is another one of the furniture pieces I got {for free} from my sister-in-law when they moved into their new apartment - not sure whether this cabinet was left behind by the previous people or if it is just something my sister-in-law did not want anymore {although I don't think it is the latter - this really looked like junk when she gave it to me - see next photo}

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Really ugly piece ! {but I wanted it ! - go figure ...} This photo was taken on the day when she dropped it off at my house - an old magazine and all in the bottom. You can see that there used to be 4 drawers but I only received two - not a problem - bigger space for something else in the bottom.

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Now, the above and the next photo shows the most hideous kind of "pressed wood" { ? } I have ever seen! It is more like a grass sort of thing  {anyone knows what this really is? - let me know if you do!} 
Anyhow, painting this was not the answer {not to me with my limited paint experience, anyways}

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The top and the sides are made of the same kind of compressed wood/grass - very strong however.  There were a gash or two here and there but other than that, still fine for another few years.

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So, painting was out and I remembered the wallpaper I used on a couple of other projects in different ways {see the 1st one below} - I had a fair amount of the roll left - Voila! Sides and top will get wallpapered.

With A Blast - Wallpaper/Painted Storage

The above is my {one of them!} craft storages - here I used the wallpaper on the sides of the old bookcase and made a stencil which I used to paint the curtain in front using fabric paint - Read the post HERE if you are interested. 

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Okay, that's sorted - BUT .. the colors are all wrong for where I intend to use this cabinet - now what?? - Paint the Wallpaper ! Of course, so that's what I did - painted yellow over the brown where the arrows indicate.  The rest of the cabinet was painted in blue and we added two long bar handles - one to each drawer.

With A Blast - JOE

Joe wanted so see what I was doing and well, if you look closely, you'll see he got a dot of yellow paint on his nose !


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With A Blast: Painted & Wallpapered Cabinet   {paint your wallpaper to suit your color scheme!}  #diy  #furniturepainting  #wallpaperprojects

Well, that's it - another piece done {and a let few more to go}

What do you think of my latest furniture make-over experience ? 

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  1. I always love a good redo. Thanks for sharing on the Sunday Social.

  2. Its awesome Linda - that would totally look good in my house!!!! Asked hubby what that wood is and he says its Fibre board - like chip board (he called it crap board lol). I remember my side tables in SA were made of it.
    Fantastic makeover!

  3. I love it Linda painting the fabric was genius, you must have a really steady hand to paint Well done

  4. Wow--what a transformation! I'm stopping by from Give Me The Goods Monday. Have a great week!

  5. What?! You are so creative - I wish I could think like that! Poor Joe - I hope the paint came off easily!

  6. Hello Linda,
    I'm stopping by from "two girls and a party" link party...
    What an awesome idea you had!! I love it! It's a cute and refreshing makeover!

  7. Great upcycle! and I love the colors!

    I hope you join us at our link up this week, and every Monday

  8. Love it! You are a genius to think to use wallpaper! Thanks for linking up to Give Me the Goods Monday! Love having you party with us! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  9. Oh my, this is amazing! How creative to think of wallpapering the sides!

  10. Lovely tranformation! I love the colors!
    Morgaine from Madcap Frenzy
    P.S. I would also like to invite you to join my June Totally Tuesday Link Party:

  11. Linda, thanks for linking to What'd You Do This Weekend? I think we missed you for a couple of weeks. Hope to see you at our Burger Bash June 29 - July 3.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

  12. What an amazing before and after! Really inspirational project. =)

  13. Great transformation! I like the wallpaper and that shade of blue! Looks great!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party


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