We recently re-painted our living-room/dining-room from the super-dark green what was on the walls when we bought the house, to a nice beige/yellow. It makes a world of difference, and naturally makes the room look so much bigger and brighter, but I have to be honest, it’s a smidge more yellow than I was going for. But given that it took 4 coats (yes, 4 coats!) to cover the dark green, I’m a tad unmotivated to put on another coat to tone down the yellow.
I really wanted to experiment with the room a little and try putting up some wallpaper on one wall, but hubby poop-pooped that idea outright. “Too 70’s”, he says. Cleary he has not read a décor magazine in the last four years, and doesn’t believe me when I say that wallpaper is making a comeback. Sigh…
So I re-thought my wallpaper idea, and decided to ‘wallpaper’ the back of the china cabinet instead. It would be a little more understated, wouldn’t overwhelm the room and plus it would brighten up the inside of the china cabinet.
I initially thought I should just cut the wallpaper appropriately and stick/glue it to the back of the cabinet – easy-peesy, right? But that seemed like too much of a commitment. What if I didn’t like it – it would wreck the cabinet, and that would suck. I gave it some more thought and decided I would stick the wallpaper to foamcore and then affix it to the back of the cabinet. If I didn’t like it, I could just take out the foamcore. Zero commitment.
I ended up buying 6 sheets of foamcore, since one sheet wasn’t long enough to cover the back of the cabinet from side to side. I measured, I laid them out, measured some more, cut them with a blade, measured again, laid out the wallpaper, measured, cut, measured again… there was a lot of measuring!
I had to remove all the glass shelves in order to get each panel in, but viola! They’re in.
I stood back and looked at the result… You know when you get that super-excited feeling, because it looks exactly how you hoped..? Yup! I had that feeling. Yeah!
I hate that “well it’s not that bad, I guess it will do” feeling (yellow walls, I’m talking to you!)
Then I showed hubby. He looked at it and then unenthusiastically said, “It’s still wallpaper”. To which I said “No, it is cabinet-paper and it looks awesome!” I don’t think he’s entirely convinced, but like any good husband he just gave me that ‘if you’re happy, I’m happy’ look and left it at that.