I changed out my china cabinet for the summer. I put away the blue transferware and quite a bit of the red too. The reason I change things around so much is that I don't have room to have everything out at once. Besides I like change and giving my house a fresh look. If you want to see the before take a look at this post. That was in March and I did red, white and blue which would have been perfect for the 4th of July! All the pictures will open larger by clicking on them.
The rooster finial was a TJ Maxx find - $3 on clearance! The small white ironstone plates it's sitting on and to the side are from Goodwill as are the butter pats under those red demi-tasse cups and the transferware cups that are hanging.
The second shelf. My pride and joy of my red transferware collection my soup tureen.
The bottom shelf. The two platters are from TJ Maxx. I think they were $4.99 and $3.99 - how could I pass them up?
The top half of the cabinet. The bottom I store all the china I'm not displaying and my husband big leather chair hides the mess!
I'll change it out for the fall so I can rotate some of my darker pieces in. Several people have emailed me about wallpapering their bookcases/cabinets. I use double stick tape. I don't actually adhere the wallpaper to the backs. On this china cabinet I used fabric which I wrapped around cardboard pieces and popped those in the back of the cabinet.
Here's an old photo from 2007 when I originally did this cabinet.
Here's the cardboard covered with the toile fabric. I can just pop those out and store them and pop them back in when I want, or take of the fabric and use it for something else!
So you don't permanently affix the paper/fabric! My other suggestion is to just paint the backs a contrasting color.
I'm almost finished with my deck and I hope to be able to post for Met Monday as long as it stays dry over the weekend! Have a wonderful 4th of July everyone!