Easy Cabinet Updates: Refined Reeds

Update your kitchen with this easy cabinet door makeover. All it takes is a few tools and an afternoon.

What You Need:

  • Latex paint
  • Acrylic glass
  • Reeds from a craft store
  • Finishing washers
  • Drill
  • Hardware

How to Make It:

  1. Fill any nicks with wood filler.
  2. Lightly sand each door to rough up the entire surface. For already-finished cabinetry, use a bonding primer to ensure new paint will stick
  3. Paint door a light color.
  4. Align the acrylic glass with the door. Drill six holes (three at each end) through both the acrylic glass and the door.
  5. Sandwich reeds from a crafts store between the door and the acrylic glass, then screw the glass into place.
  6. Attach finishing washers for a tailored look.
  7. Add desired hardware.


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