Vintage make-over

I recently came across the inspiring work of Sarah Moore, when I featured her vintage wallpapered stairs in a previous post. I bought some of the vintage wallpaper Sarah sells on her site and decided to try to transform a little bathroom cabinet that I bought on eBay for £4. Sarah advises to line cupboards with wallpaper and lace edging to give them a vintage feel so that’s exactly what I’m going to do…

Sarah Moore vintage wallpaper cupboard linings

An example of Sarah Moore’s beautiful work.

Sarah Moore Vintage wallpaper collection

You can buy a collection of a dozen A4 sheets from Sarah Moore Vintage for just £12.99.

You will need:

Wallpaper (or you could use pretty wrapping paper)

Lace edging – I bought this from eBay (search for crochet lace edging)

PVA glue


Scissors or craft knife

Ruler and pencil

Drawing pins


How to line a cupboard with vintage wallpaper


How to line a cupboard with vintage wallpaper

1. Measure the areas that you would like to cover and draw these measurements onto the wallpaper and cut out using scissors or a craft knife.

How to line a cupboard with vintage wallpaper

2. Use the paintbrush to apply a thin layer of the glue (make sure the shelves are clean before this step). Place the paper onto the glue and smooth out so there are no air bubbles or creases.

How to line a cupboard with vintage wallpaper

3. Paint on more glue to seal it and leave to dry. Once dry, use a craft knife or scissors to trim any excess pieces of paper from the edges.

How to line a cupboard with vintage wallpaper

4. You can then repeat the entire process on all of the other panels that you wish to decorate.

How to line a cupboard with vintage wallpaper

5. Attach the lace edging with glue. You can fasten it with drawing pins whilst it dries, but the lace I have used is so light I didn’t need to do that.

How to line a cupboard with vintage wallpaper


This is such an easy and inexpensive way of personalising a piece – I might have to try this in my wardrobe next.

What have you been up to whilst I’ve been on holiday (which was bliss, by the way)? Any good home projects? I’d love to hear about or see anything you’ve made x




    • katy
      4th September 2013 / 12:51 pm

      Are you going to do the same to your hallway cupboard?! x

  1. Mae
    3rd September 2013 / 1:19 pm

    I am definitely going to do this on a corner cupboard I have. The paper is so much cheaper than I’d thought it be. Lovely!

    • katy
      4th September 2013 / 12:49 pm

      I definitely want to see your corner cupboard when it’s done! 🙂

  2. Holly
    3rd September 2013 / 5:18 pm

    This is gorgeous!

    • katy
      4th September 2013 / 12:50 pm

      Thank you, Holly – I have to say, the compliments need to go to Sarah Moore as she was the inspiration x

  3. 3rd September 2013 / 5:38 pm

    looks fantastic you clever thing!!! 🙂

    • katy
      4th September 2013 / 12:49 pm

      Thanks, Fenn! I LOVE your comments 🙂

  4. 4th September 2013 / 1:22 pm

    Such a cute result! Must give this a go sometime. Sophie

    • katy
      4th September 2013 / 2:14 pm

      Hi Sophie – thanks so much for the comment. Love all the stuff on your website, especially the kitchenalia!

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