Corners Of My Home // TV Display Cabinet With Valspar

Up-cycling it makes me so happy.

To take a beautiful piece of furniture with history and instead of sending it to be firewood to make it into something new and re-loved.


To date my new TV Display Cabinet is my favourite ever upcycle. The cabinet was a steal at £15 and when Valspar offered to provide the paint I was pretty excited as I have never used their paints before.

Living Room Makeover, 60s style decor using Valspar and Mini Moderns ? Innocent Charms Chats

The colour choice with Valspar is outstanding, I knew I wanted Mustard but when I saw how many Mustards to choose from at B&Q I found I had quite a decision. I finally settled on Sense of Wonder. The Valspar staff were excellent at helping me to make the right choice for which type of paint, we went for the Eggshell Premium.

Upcycling retro furniture with Valspar paint / Innocent Charms Chats

The paint has super scrub formula with extra durability. Perfect as Grayson loves to stand at our cabinet.

The paint went on incredibly well, I started with a base coat with a brush but then decided to move onto a roller which worked fantastic, nice smooth even finish. I could have left it at coat two but decided to add a third so it had a nice rich colour. Instead of painting the legs Mustard I decided on some Copper Pinty Plus Spray to off set the Mustard even more.

Many of you will know I have a love for all things vintage/retro and this 60’s piece fits right into our home.

I wanted the piece to represent its era, I decided that a printed wallpaper would do a great job for this. I instantly headed to Mini Moderns website. After hearing a presentation from them I have been lusting after their Wallpaper, being in rented accommodation means no wallpaper on the walls so this was the perfect project to have their designs in my home.

Mini Moderns Darjeeling Wallpaper / Retro 60s Wallpaper / Innocent Charms Chats

Mini Moderns kindly sent me their Darjeeling Wallpaper I think many of you will agree it is beautiful, it reminds me so much of Wallpapers and tiles from the 60s and gives an amazing back drop for the little trinkets the cabinet will hold.

Vintage Retro Living Room / Innocent Charms Chats

Onto the trinkets, at the moment there are only a few and they are not what I have in my minds set, but that is the great thing about styling your home, it evolves with you, with trips to charity shops, boot fairs and more.

Vintage Teacup / Innocent Charms Chats

With great colour, print and finish though my new TV Cabinet has made our Living Room feel more like home and more complete.

Upcycling Retro Furniture with Valspar / Innocent Charms Chats

If you have an upcycle or home project in your future do check out the brands who helped me with mine, I can’t wait to move onto my next project.

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Kara Janelle, Plus Size Blogging Mama. Vintage Lover, Interiors Obsessed, Chair Crazed, Collector of Much remembering to Smile as it is the 2nd best thing you can do with your mouth.

  • Oh my goodness Kara it looks wonderful!!! I want it in my house so badly!
    I’ve been looking for a good yellow paint for our tv unit and this one looks perfect so I’ll be heading down to B&Q for sure. You should be super proud of this Kara, I know I would be xxx

    • Oh *blushes* what an amazing compliment as you know I love your home and style.
      Seriously I am very impressed. Roller works better. There is so much great choice xx

  • Emily Clark

    I love it so much!! Great colour and paper. Well done you xx

  • Wow, what an amazing job you’ve done on the cabinet, giving it a whole new lease of life – the combination of the yellow and the wallpaper is just perfect, love it! #HomeEtc

  • Caro Davies

    Kara!!! What a fantastic job — I bet you’re absolutely thrilled with it!! How fantastic!!! LOVE Valspar paint. I’ve used it on my she-shed and I was so impressed with it 🙂 The wallpaper you’ve used is gorgeous too. Great job lovely! 🙂 Caro x #HomeEtc

    • Thank you lovely, I really love it, it came together exactly as in my head.
      I must say the paint is fab, can’t wait to use it again xx

  • Twin Pickle

    I just love this colour!! I need more yellow in my life, thanks for posting, I’m feeling inspired. #SharingTheBlogLove

  • I’ve been meaning to come and look at this beauty for days now! You’ve really done a fab job, both with the colour and the paper. Perfect! You know, I wasn’t really happy with the finish of my sideboard and it was mainly due to the paint brush marks, why did I not think of a roller? I’m thinking that I’ll give it another coat at some point…maybe when we’ve finally stopped moving! ha ha xx

    • Haha I know that feeling, I wish I had used a roller with all the coats, the finish is so much better and it was £1.
      Thanks for coming by xxx

  • OH wow, I love this so much! I’m a huge sucker for yellow in general, but it totally transforms it. Love the wallpaper too, the blue is the perfect choice to offset the yellow. Thanks so much for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Laura – dear bear and beany

    It looks amazing! Yellow is my favourite colour, I am always drawn to it with everything in life. The wallpaper and mustard work so well together. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove x

  • Gym Bunny Mummy

    This looks amazing! I’ve just painted my kitchen cupboards and now starting on a welsh dresser & sideboard we picked up from a charity shop. I’m not going bright but I am going bold using a deep charcoal for the two #HomeEtc

  • Winnettes

    Wow that’s an amazing transformation. I love a good upcycle!

  • Stunning stunning stunning! I love upcycling, but I’ve never achieved these heights! It’s absolutely beautiful and that paint colour needs a place in my home! #sharingthebloglove

  • Susie Hawes

    Oh that’s really cool – I love the wallpaper used! Great idea xx #sharingthebloglove

  • I love the paper at the back, looks fantastic! #Sharingthebloglove

    • It’s amazing, do check out Mini Moderns. So many fab prints in so many things xx

  • Carly @acupfullofglitter

    Fabulous!! I absolutely love it. X

  • Carol Family Makes

    This is such a gorgeous project! I love your brave choice of colour, and it looks like it fits into your home beautifully. I love Valspar, I’ve been a big fan of it for over a year now. It goes on beautifully and is great to work with isn’t it? Can’t wait to see what you do next! #SharingTheBlogLove

    • It is brilliant paint, I must say I am totally won over. I have so many projects half done, I really ened to get one or two finished. Hopefully after half term xx

  • Georgie Ormrod

    Thanks for this post. I’m about to embark on refurbing an ercol dining set and was looking for bold colours that will set off the style well. Hadn’t heard of Valspar since visiting b&q today & picked up some colour sample strips. Glad to hear it is just the kind of product I’m looking for.