This post is sponsored by Milton & King wallpaper, but all opinions of the product and brand are my own, see disclosure.
I have been wanting to update our kitchen pretty much since the day we moved in. While we are saving up for the big items, like quartz countertops and new appliances, I wanted to do a few updates that are easy and quick but make a big impact.
Our cabinets are VERY builder grade. The insides looked cheap and you could even see holes where the installer messed up and re hung them again. Not the biggest deal, but something I always noticed when we open the cabinets.
I’ve seen plenty of inspiration photos on Pinterest for wallpapered cabinets and I always loved them. Most are for glass cabinetry or open shelving, but I wanted to install the wallpaper as a nice surprise when the cabinet is opened.
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The wallpaper from Milton & King is amazingly thick so even though I am not using it on our walls or even installing it like regular wallpaper – it works great!
For this quick and easy update I used double sided tape! No messy glue or fuss. This little update is great for renters or anyone wanting a quick and easy DIY.
KITCHEN CABINET WALLPAPER INSTALL SUPPLIES:
- wallpaper of choice, I used Milton & King Tile Progress
- double sided tape
- straight edge, I used a paint trimming guide
- utility knife or X-acto knife
First, I roughly measured the length of the cabinet and cut the wallpaper accordingly, for mine it was 30 inches, so I cut the paper to about 34 inches. Cutting the paper instead of leaving it on the roll just made it a little easier to handle.
Don’t worry about it being perfectly straight at this step, the last few inches are going to get cut off anyways.
I fed the paper behind my shelving, luckily I had enough of a gap to do this or I would of had to remove the shelving. Hint: if you roll the wallpaper back up it makes it easier to get inside the cabinet and won’t bend the paper. Feed it all the way up thru the back till you get to the top.
Add pieces of double sided tape to the back of the cabinet. Originally I was adding them to the back of the wallpaper, but it got to be too difficult. I found that I didn’t need much tape since my shelving was keeping the wallpaper in place.
Then at the bottom, I used a straight edge to help guide a straight line while I used an utility knife to cut the excess paper. Then, I attached more tape at the bottom, on the corner and sides again – that’s it!
I continued using the same steps until the cabinet was finished, lining up the wallpaper as I went. It only took two pieces for this cabinet. This is the largest cabinet we have in our kitchen – it’s opened and used everyday, so having a little pop of fun is a nice surprise.
And because of my slight OCD, a few months ago I got rid of all of our mismatched plates, bowls, serving dishes etc and went with all white for a super clean look. Plus with all the dishware being the same size, it makes organizing and putting dishes away so much easier!
I absolutely love this wallpaper! The herringbone pattern is a big inspiration for an upcoming project in our kitchen and I love that I’m getting a little bit of it here. A small update is such a nice surprise to a daily cabinet!
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