Use this tip to reface your cabinets without changing its structure or using paint. Simply stick wrapping paper or fabric instead! Wrapping paper has come a long way from its days of crazy colors and shiny finishes. They now come matte or semigloss and in colors that show restraint and even subtlety. Easy as wrapping a gift, all you need for this quick project are scissors, tape and gift wrap (or fabric). Okay, you'll also need a screwdriver to remove the cabinet handles. Read more for the skinny...
This quick, inexpensive project is a good fit for renters, who aren't allowed to do much to their spaces, as well as people on a small budget. The wrapping paper featured here is made of recycled post-consumer waste. Find it at Paper Source.
Difficulty rating: Beginner.
Supplies: wrapping paper (or fabric), tape (regular or double-sided), scissors, screwdriver.
1. Using a screwdriver, remove the handles from cabinets.
2. (Optional, but recommended.) Remove doors from hinges, not the hinges from the actual cabinets! At this point, the door should be a naked piece of wood with absolutely no hardware attached to it. Don't waste time: hinges should still be attached to the original cabinets.
3. Wrap the wood with your wrapping paper (or fabric) of choice, leaving the inside surface bare to save on materials, trimming off the excess with a clean, even margin for a tidy appearance.
4. Use double-sided tape if you want to hide the tape. Otherwise, use conventional office tape.
5. Reattach handles to the doors.
6. Reattach doors to the cabinets.
7. You're done!
• Find it: Paper Source, $2.50 - $7.95
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