Learn how to give your kitchen a mini-makeover with quick and easy cabinet door inserts. DIY guru Michele Beschen demonstrates the process.
Your mini-makeover is just a few hours away!
What You'll Need:
-- Recessed cabinet doors
-- Plexiglas, metal, or a thin wood product such as Luan or Masonite
-- Artist acrylics
-- Drywall compound (for texture on wood), if desired
-- Velcro squares or rounds
You can create the insert panels out of a thin wood product, Plexiglas, or even metal. The material is up to you.
Measure your cabinet's recessed area. Cut your chosen material to 1/16 of an inch smaller than your recessed dimensions for a snug and flush fit.
Jazz up the plain inserts with paint or other embellishments. If you're using Plexiglas for the inserts, try painting your design in reverse on the backside for a glassy look.
If you're using a wood product for your insert, consider adding texture for visual appeal. Build up different textures and designs using drywall compound.
To attach the inserts to your cabinets, apply small Velcro pads to all four corners of the recessed area on the door. For larger doors, you may need additional pads placed along the perimeter of the door recession.
Once the paint is dry and the inserts are Velcro-ed into place, screw the doors back onto the cabinets. The entire project is easy to install, easy to remove, and a snap to change on a whim.