It’s that time again – springtime and for some reasons you want a new look for your kitchen cabinet doors. But it is hard to come up with something new and different, or unique and creative. It doesn’t matter if you want to make a small statement or some clever shot of personality, here are some clever ideas. This can all be done by you with a few household tools and a weekend.
You need to leave a note for your kids but never find a pen and paper. Forget that – here is a really clever idea. Chalkboard inserts are cute, unique and also gives you a really easy place to be able to scribble notes to hubby or your kids. Just get some “chalkboard” paint, spray or brush on some inserts and allow drying. Then put these insert into the center of the kitchen cabinet doors.
Country or Rural
If you want to go country or rural, here is a great idea – chicken wire! Yes chicken wire also does not have to always equal country. When you combine with bold color and cleanliness, this favorite on the farm is anything but if your grandmother raised chickens, this is a very subtle way to pay homage to your heritage and do it in the confines of a contemporary and fresh kitchen. Poultry netting which is what chicken wire is called can be bought at any home improvement stores. With a sharp pair of pliers and a heavy-duty electric stapler you can cut and affix this netting to the kitchen cabinet doors. If you would like a more updated look give the wire a quick coat of spray paint before hanging.
Frosted and Leaded
Here is an idea that you never would have thought of – frosted or leaded glass offers all the charm of glass that is clear but without the hassle of having to have everything neatly organize – like neatly stacked dishes. In a space that is ultra-modern, frosted glass adds a feel of gentleness – and the options are almost endless. Leaded glass shows vintage elegance as well as artistic details that are perfect for thinking of a specific theme or style. You can get a glass shop or local hardware store cut the glass to fit and then polish the edge. Add trim or mirror clips with a finish that looks and will help to reinforce the glass – and you have kitchen cabinet doors that will catch everyone’s attention when they are in your home.
Incorporate outdoor ideas such as bamboo, reeds, banana fibers or bramble and go native. Make panels with these ideas encased in translucent resin. These panels give an Asian feel to a modern kitchen and will actually shine when expose to lots of natural light. Reeds and other materials can be found at a craft shop. You will need to pre-drill holes through the doors and the glass and use finishing washers for a look that is polished.
Want a rustic Tuscan look to your kitchen cabinet doors? Then a lattice would add this flavor to your kitchen.
This classic cottage look will work best when used sparingly, so mix other doors with nothing to highlight the design of crisscross. This can be available with very little effort.
You can paint the lattice for a contrasting color or to match then fit in the kitchen cabinet doors.