Inexpensive Storage Cabinet Refresh

Monday, January 11, 2021

About five years ago I purchased three inexpensive, white storage cabinets to use in my spare bedroom. Each cabinet has two doors and four shelves inside and I use them to store the inventory for my Etsy shop.

This spare bedroom serves as a guest bedroom and my shop inventory storage. It is also where I store my shipping supplies, printer, and scale for weighing packages. It is a very small bedroom, only about 10' x 10'. You can see the makeover the room received back in 2015 here: Guest Bedroom Redo.

I am working on another makeover for this little room and it will soon serve another purpose while still housing my shop inventory and acting as a guest room when needed. I can't wait to share that but I can't quite do that yet. In the meantime though, I thought I could share the inexpensive refresh I gave to those white storage cabinets that are in the room 😊

Inexpensive Storage Cabinet Refresh

Inexpensive Storage Cabinet Refresh
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I used removable Grey & White Tick Mark peel and stick wallpaper from RoomMates and some Metallic Gold Spray Paint!

Here is the embarrassing before picture, 😬 it's terrible but real life!!

Inexpensive Storage Cabinet Refresh

If you decide to give some cabinets a makeover with peel and stick wallpaper, it takes very little prep!
  • Remove the cabinet hardware
  • Wipe down the cabinet surface to remove any fingerprints or other dirt and dust
And you only need a few supplies:
This was a super easy project, all I had to do was measure the cabinet doors, cut the peel and stick wallpaper to size and add it to the front of the cabinet doors!

Inexpensive Storage Cabinet Refresh

I cut each piece slightly longer than needed (about 1/2") and started at the top of each cabinet door, lining up the top edge of the wallpaper with the door, and then I used a razor blade to trim the bottom edge. Use a squeegee to get the bubbles out (a credit card would probably work too).
 
Inexpensive Storage Cabinet Refresh

The wallpaper wasn't wide enough to cover both doors so I did have to match the pattern and cut a smaller strip to finish the second door on each cabinet, but with this pattern, it was pretty easy.

These are the plastic handles that I removed from the cabinets. I considered buying new handles but thought I might have trouble matching the holes and didn't really want to mess with filling them and drilling new holes.

Inexpensive Storage Cabinet Refresh

I decided I could probably make them look like fancier, nicer handles with just a little spray paint!

Inexpensive Storage Cabinet Refresh

It worked!

Inexpensive Storage Cabinet Refresh

Inexpensive Storage Cabinet Refresh

Of course, it always helps to just clean up!!

Inexpensive Storage Cabinet Refresh

My daughter and mom found these vintage lamps, aren't they cool!

Inexpensive Storage Cabinet Refresh

I am very pleased with how these look now, it's like having new, stylish cabinets for under $40!

Do you have any of these inexpensive storage cabinets or another cabinet that you'd like to refresh with peel and stick wallpaper?

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