We have a great kitchen, it’s bigger than any kitchen we’ve ever had before. However, four out of seven top cabinets in our kitchen have open or glass fronts. Great for displaying pretty china or serving pieces,
but not great if you have 10 kids and need the space for food storage. Despite my best efforts to keep things ‘pretty’ our glass front cabinets looked like this.
Since new cabinet doors cost nearly $150 a piece, I decided to makeover the cabinets myself. Our kitchen has no natural light source so I needed something that would keep things nice and bright.
I found these back splash panels at Lowe’s and knew they would be perfect.
This is a super easy, super quick makeover.
- Back splash panels
- Glue if the panels aren’t larger than the open space of your cabinet. There is a special glue designed specifically for adhering the back splash panels, but I used hot glue, shhh.
I marked on the front of the panel because the edges of the cut panel will be hidden by the frame of the cabinet door.
4. If your panel isn’t as big as the glass, now is the time to add to it. The panels are designed to overlap and line up a certain way to make the joins invisible. (My pattern didn’t match up perfectly because of the way I patched it together to get by with purchasing fewer panels, but once it was installed it was nearly impossible to tell.)
Line up the additional piece with the already cut piece under the glass and mark the cutting lines.
5. Cut the additional piece.
6. Peel the protective film from the front of the back splash panel.
7. Overlap and glue the first panel piece to the additional panel piece. I used hot glue for this, but they do make glue specifically for adhering these panels if you’re inclined to purchase it.
9. Enjoy your new cabinet fronts.
Now no one needs to see all of our food stuffs every time they come into our kitchen.
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