I love making things look pretty and wrapping everything in amazing cloth fabrics or pretty paper are a great way to do this. I first did this on my lovely bathroom medicine cabinets and then my dinning room lamp; the list goes on.. So when I bought my new laundry cabinet I knew I wanted to cover the inside of the cabinet (it wasn’t in great shape) but I wasn’t sure how to do this until I saw an easy tutorial on pretty handy girl. I mean so easy!!! It’s amazing how a coat of paint or some fabric can completely transform the whole look of an item.
What you’ll need to make you cupboard backboards:
a piece of MDF or a board of some type
you can also use masking tape if you like
Remove the doors and shelves of the cupboard if possible.Measure the inside of your cupboard and cut your board to fit very snuggly leave a small amount of space for the thickness of your fabric but you still want a tight fit. Once your board is cut cut your fabric to size leave about 2-5 cm of extra fabric all the way around your board. Spray both the board and the cloth with spray adhesive.
Cover the board with the fabric. I hate this step as it’s so hard to get the fabric even all the way around the board – mine generally isn’t; just make sure there is enough fabric to go around the edges of the board. I basically pick up the cloth and drape it over the board. Not easy when both surfaces are sticky! Smooth down the fabric from the centre of the fabric to the outside.
Once the fabric is smoothed down on the front of the board turn it over and pull the edges of the fabric and stick down. This may require some more spray adhesive. Run your hand along the edges of the board to get rid of any bubbles. Cut the corners of the fabric to reduce to bulk of the corners. Once the corners are stuck down you can add masking tape if you like.
Now your board is finished. Wow so easy I love quick easy projects!!! Now slide your board into your cupboard. Since we made the board fit tightly it wont fall out and the shelves in front will help keep it in place as well. No glue required.
If you can’t remove the shelves simply make two boards. Just repeat the process and pop the boards in one at a time. You have to make sure these fit really tightly. I had to bend mine slightly to get them in place. Oh and remember to label which board goes where as these are not easy to get out!