If overflowing baskets and boxes are taking over your child's bedroom, store dress-up clothes and props in this magical dress-up cupboard.
Gather your supplies
Old wardrobe with drawers or lowboy
Zinsser Cover-Stain Primer Sealer Stain Killer
Dulux Satin Spray in White
Dulux Wash & Wear Advanced Low Sheen acrylic paint in 3 coordinating colours
Laura Ashley Tatton wallpaper in Cerise
- Step 1: Remove any hardware and sand wardrobe lightly. Wearing a mask, spray wardrobe and drawers inside and out with primer, then finish wardrobe body, inside and out, with 1 coat of white satin spray. Let paint dry.
- Step 2: Base-coat each drawer with 2 coats of paint, using a different coordinating colour for each drawer. Let paint dry.
- Step 3: Measure areas you want to wallpaper. Here, outside of cupboard and inner doors were covered. Cut wallpaper panels to fit (matching patterns where necessary) and apply to cupboard with wallpaper paste, trimming neatly with Stanley knife. Using sponge, and working from the centre out, smooth out any air bubbles and excess glue.
- Step 4: Using mirror clips, attach mirror to inside of 1 door and secure bar light above it for a Hollywood effect. On inside of opposite door, attach self-adhesive hooks for hanging necklaces, bags and accessories.
- Step 5: If you need more hanging space in the cupboard, fit an extra curtain rod using a couple of brackets.
- Step 6: Screw on new door handles, then fill the cupboard with all those dressing-up clothes and other bits.
You’ll also need
You'll also need: Wallpaper paste, brush and sponge; mirror and clips to fit inside cupboard door; 4-light battery-operated LED bar light; sandpaper; paintbrush; Stanley knife; 3M self-adhesive hooks; new door handles; protective mask; extra curtain rod and brackets (optional).