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Give a tired-looking cabinet a new lease of life by transforming it into a stylish piece with upcycling. Bring it up to date by lining it with a piece of funky wallpaper, and paint the wooden frame a bright, co-ordinating colour.
You will need:
Glass cabinet, £15, junk shop
Damp cloth Masking tape
Ronseal One Coat White Primer & Undercoat, £4.98 for 250ml, B&Q Paintbrush Ronseal One Coat Red Rose gloss cupboard paint, £18.98 for 750ml, B&Q
Colours Cocktail wallpaper, £12.98 per roll, B&Q
Scissors, PVA glue
Remove the shelves and lightly sand the sides, top, door frame and legs of the cabinet. Wipe clean and mask off the glass panels. Prime the wood and leave to dry.
Paint the wood with red gloss and leave until completely dry. Carefully measure and cut a piece of wallpaper to fit inside the backing board of the cabinet.
Apply PVA glue to the back of the cabinet and stick the wallpaper in place. Smooth out any air bubbles and leave to dry before replacing the glass shelves.
Holly Walsh has been Content Editor at Ideal Home since 2021, but joined the brand back in 2015. With a background of studies in Interior Design, her career in interior journalism was a no-brainer and her passion for decorating homes is still as strong as it ever was. While Holly has written for most of the home titles at Future, including Livingetc, Country Homes & Interiors, Homes and Gardens and Style at Home, Ideal Home has always been her ideal home, and she can be found sharing her expertise and advice across both the printed magazine and the website too.
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