Open for a Surprise

 Opening up a cabinet to grab a can of diced tomatoes is the most exciting thing ever, isn't it?





I know.  Feel free to laugh or wonder what the heck is in my water.

It's one of the things you can chalk up to monotony.  Well, for me, it still is monotonous, but it at least brings little tiny spark of happy with it because...

I wallpapered the backs of our cabinets!

Remember how, after I wrote about painting our upper cabinets, I said I wasn't done yet?  Well this is why.  

The wood shelves and sides of our cabinets are so pretty paired with the new white paint but the backs are just made out of some thick, boring, brown backer board.  It took me about two hours plus the help of a willing child (they're great at peeling off wallpaper backing!) to turn that boring into happy with this removable wallpaper*.

It's like a little surprise for anyone who comes and opens a cabinet to grab something, it's super fun, and I highly recommend taking the time to do it.  I rounded up a few small-scale wallpaper options that would jazz up the inside of any cabinet.  Small or at least smaller-scale because large scale patterns would get hard to line up separated by shelves and you might lose some of the pattern if it's too large.  With a small-scale pattern, you can see the whole pattern (or at least almost all of it) inside every single shelf.

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I pulled all of these from Amazon but many of them can be purchased at big box hardware stores.  Several of the above also come in different colors.  Lowe's carries a fun line from Scott Living that has several small-scale patterns in it.  Target also has lots of options - check out this one, this one, and this one...among so many more*.  Spoonflower is also a great place to find tons and tons of small patterns but they're a little more on the pricey side.  The great part either way is that wallpapering the backs of your cabinets probably won't use but a roll, maybe two if you have tons of them, so it could be a fairly cheap project for the punch it packs.  I bought the two rolls I needed off Amazon Warehouse (and still have 2/3 of a roll left) and only spent about $30.  Big bang for my buck, wouldncha say?  Also, it takes a little more cutting and maneuvering, but since the wallpaper is being hung somewhere where it's not visible 100% of the time, it's a good project that will be ok with a little bit of imperfection here and there...aka, you don't need to be a wallpaper pro to tackle it.  :)

If you spice up the backs of your cabinets like this, please share!  I'd love to see!

Have a great (almost) weekend! 

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