Are you looking for a way to customize an outdated or cheap bathroom vanity cabinet? This product is not only very inexpensive to create, it can completely change the entire look of your bathroom for a very small cost!
For this project, you will need:
– A bathroom vanity cabinet
– Medium grit sandpaper
– Soft cloth
– Latex paint primer
– Latex based paint, tan in color
– Tape measure
– Damask Stripes & Toile Library Book pre-pasted wallpaper (available online at Decorate Today)
– Tub of water
– Elmer’s craft glue
– Decorative door pulls
Make sure your cabinet is first free of any dirt or grime before beginning. Using a screwdriver, remove any doors and hinges and set aside. Gently sand the base of the cabinet with medium grit sandpaper, and remove any excess dust with a soft cloth. (If the cabinet has existing paint, use a bit of paint stripper or thinner before starting this project.)
Add two coats of latex based primer to the cabinet and allow it to dry. Apply two to three coats of tan latex based paint to your cabinet. This can be in firm strokes with a paintbrush, or done in any other decorative fashion you wish, such as sponging. Allow all paint to dry before continuing.
With scissors, cut out several even shaped squares of Damask Stripes & Toile Library Book pre-pasted wallpaper. Measure and gently mark the area in which you want the design to go on your cabinet with pencil. Activate the wallpaper paste as directed on the roll of wallpaper. Arrange the wallpaper pieces so that they compliment the design and add a polished, professional decorating look. Adhere the wallpaper to the cabinet directly.
Gently sand, prime, and paint the cabinet door. Cut another piece of wallpaper and adhere the center section of the cabinet door, as desired.
Once the wallpaper paste has dried, gently wipe off any excess with a damp sponge. Any pieces that are sticking up should be tacked down with Elmer’s craft glue. Reinstall your door onto your cabinet and apply the decorative door pulls.
TIP: Create a grid when working with your wallpaper design. Solid shapes (such as squares) add a neat and tidy appearance, and your pattern will look fantastic when adhered on this way. Try cutting four matching squares and adhere them two to three inches apart. This “quilt like” design is a simple touch that adds a magnificent amount of style!