Updating kitchen cabinet doors
I had already primed and painted the interior of the cabinet: I also replaced the previous shelves that were sagging and drilled new holes for my new shelf pegs, so it would all be fresh and new!I LOVE the result: I touched up the corners of the trim with a little paintable window and door caulk.I let them lay flat on their backs on my dining room table overnight.Then I couldn’t wait to come downstairs the next morning and hang them!!For a very quick remodeling project, and an inexpensive project to do, you can either repaint, or add wallpaper to your cabinet doors.Here are a few steps to adding wallpaper to your cabinet door.Adding glass to just one set of cabinets had the biggest impact in my kitchen. The paint alone did wonders for my dark kitchen, but adding the glass to one set of doors made a huge impact.This project was a lot easier than I expected, but I have to admit that cutting out those panels requires a little bit of guts. Here is the cabinet I added glass to before: It’s hard to look back at those dark, dull pictures! I use the term “glass” loosely…I actually used plexiglass!
I loved the idea of using plexiglass, also known as Acrylic Plastic Sheeting.
Use your screwdriver to remove the cabinet doors from the cabinet face.
While the door is off, also remove all the hardware such as pulls, handles and such.
It looks just like real glass and the best part is, I could cut it myself!
I found a 30″ X 36″sheet of it at Home Depot for . I also purchased clear silicone for plastic (), and a plexiglass cutting tool for .
After I got my measurements, I cut the plexiglass using the plastic sheet cutter, and a yard stick as a straight edge.