I was fortunate enough to have my mother come visit, and we had a blast! We did a little shopping, ate great food, and I even finished my chandelier (I followed a great tutorial I found online, I’ll be showing it later this week with a snippet of our foyer renovation.) It was a great weekend overall!
Some of you may have caught my DIY breadboard wallpaper cabinets tutorial over at Sand and Sisal last month, but incase you missed it I will be posting the tutorial here today!
Our biggest issue that we had with our kitchen was our cabinets – The doors fell off almost constantly!
New cabinets just weren’t in the budget, so we found a way to make the doors more sturdy by thickening up the door frames, while of course taking advantage of this opportunity to give them a little makeover. 😉
For this project you will need:
1/4″ plywood cut to 2″ wide
Paintable acrylic latex caulk
3/4″ Screws (This will depends on the thickness of your original cabinet doors)
Paint – (we used a kitchen & bath semi gloss paint)
1) The first step is to remove your cabinet doors and hardware, and place them down on a workable surface with the outside facing up.
2) Next, measure the outside edges around your cabinet doors for each cabinet that is a different size, this is the measurement for the wood you will be cutting.
3) Cut your plywood into 2 inch wide strips (or the width of your preference) and then cut the strips to the measured dimensions you took before, mitering the edges.
9) Apply caulking to your mitered edges to help minimize cut lines, and also to the inside and outside edges where your frame meets up with your existing cabinets – this just creates a smoother transition. We dipped our fingers in water and glided them along the edges to make them smooth.
When your caulking is dry you may choose to paint your doors, or attach them to your cabinets first. We chose to paint and apply our hardware when the doors were up, just to be sure of where we wanted to put our handles (which was a slightly different position than we chose originally!)
After you’ve applied your coats of paint, you can choose to seal with the protective coating of your choice. Then of course, you are finished!
One of the main concerns that people have about breadboard wallpaper is scuffs and scrapes to the surface. I would suggest several coats of polyurethane or a protectant of your choice to help ‘harden’ the surface!
We are so happy with how our cabinets turned out, they hold up, are easy to clean, and not a door out of place. 😉
Be sure to check out our full farmhouse kitchen tour!
Have a wonderful day!
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