Hello, hello! As promised, here is my third DIY post for the week. This one has been a long time in the making. I’m thrilled to finally share it with you!A little back story….
When we were looking for a rental, I fell in love with this house because of the bright rooms and the white kitchen.
Once we got our “true” white appliances in, the kitchen cabinets went from off white to yellowish. Not bad but I had an idea. 😉
I decided to try a light wood shelf liner that I found at the 100 Yen store to transform the plastic cabinet doors.
They come in single sheets so my hubby and I just stuck them in place and smoothed out the air bubbles with a tool I had for decals.
We had the bottom cabinets done back in March. It only took a couple of hours. I decided to live with them for a few days before we did the top.
A few months later…..
See, even bloggers procrastinate!
I finally took the plunge and finished the top cabinets. (It took one hour.)On a side note, I removed one to see how hard it would be and it came right off, no problem. A huge relief since we are renting.
Tip: To make cuts while the contact paper is on the cabinet, score lightly with a box cuter or crafting knife. Otherwise, make cuts with a ruler and scissors before hand for a custom fit.
The original plastic pulls are being temporarily replaced with new ones. (More on that in Part Two!) Right now, I’m enjoying the look of our “faux wood” cabinets. They look lovely with our kitchen table I scored for free! (You can find the kitchen table makeover HERE.)Our fridge plate magnets are still a favorite. You can find out how to make them HERE. Part Two of the kitchen cabinet makeover will include the pulls and toe kick. Then just a few more tweaks and the kitchen makeover will be complete! (UPDATE: You can find part two HERE!)
Have any of my fellow renters tried using shelf or contact paper to makeover cabinets?