Photography: Laura Moss

Source: Decorating Good Things 2007, Special Issue Winter 2007

Introduction

We lined a mirror-fronted chest with pink velvet and added dowels and decorative hardware. Mount the cabinet to a wall or the back of a closet door with appropriate hardware.

 

materials

  • Dowels

  • Sandpaper

  • Measuring tape

  • Poster boards

  • Decorative tacks

  • Velvet

  • Dowel brackets

  • Silk cord

  • Hooks

steps

  1. Cut dowels to the width of the cabinet's interior. Sand, prime, and paint dowels and any surface of the cabinet that won't be lined with velvet; let dry

  2. Measure the length and width of all interior surfaces; cut poster boards to those dimensions. Label the back of each piece with the name of its section.

  3. Cut pieces of velvet 1 inch wider than poster board; miter corners. Use spray adhesive to attach velvet to poster boards, wrapping excess fabric onto backs. Spray boards and mount them in the cabinet. Use decorative tacks to reinforce the board on the back of the door.

  4. Install painted dowels about 1 inch above each shelf with dowel brackets.

  5. Screw hooks to inside of back cabinet wall. Hang silk cord inside door using tacks. Attach door pull to cabinet front.

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