Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Cabinet Makeover


Hi everyone! I did a little makeover in my kitchen that I thought I’d share with you all today.
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I replaced the solid wood doors above my microwave with chickenwire and toile fabric.

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Here’s how I did it. I removed the center panel with a jigsaw and then used my Dremel to clean it up.
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I cut and attached some chickenwire (used an electric staple gun which makes it so much easier).

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Then I  added a piece of La Petite Ferme fabric. Which I didn’t even bother to hem or anything AND I attached it using tacks. Used my pinking shears to cut out the square so the edges wouldn't fray.

Basically I attached it the way I did (with tacks) because this is right above my cooktop and my microwave vents up. So I know that I’ll be wanting to take the fabric off now and then and give it a good rinse.
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It also makes it much easier to remove the fabric when I want to change it out for something else. Which I know I’ll do frequently!

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Those pictures in the black frames are just scenes I cut out of some toile fabric. I made those 4 or 5 years ago and I keep thinking I should change them out for something else. Yet, every time I go to take them down I ask myself why? I really like them! So there they stay.


I also changed the labels on my spices.
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Here’s a link to the Free Printable Cath Kidston Labels I used.  Just copy and paste them into paint and then you can print whatever you want on them. Or just print them out and write on them if you like.
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I attached each label to the glass jar by apply clear shipping tape over the label and onto the jar. That way they are easy to wipe clean.
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Thanks for stopping by today and remember that today is the last day for the June book giveaway. Scroll down a few posts if you haven’t entered yet. I’ll announce the winner tomorrow.

75 comments:

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Love the cabinet doors! Your bravery was well rewarded! It looks fantastic!

Marianne@Songbird said...

Another cabinet revamped with chicken wire and fabric! I love it, especially the toile you used.
Those labels are really cute, thank for the link, I am gonna use it!

Indian Thoughts said...

awesome.
I am procrastinating cleaning my kitchen cabinets fro ages now.
U seemed to inspire me for now. :)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Love the doors Manuela! That is one of my favorite toile fabrics. I have it on my kitchen chair cushions.

What a great idea just tacking it on!
Hugs,
Penny

The Working Home Keeper said...

Love it!

Mary Ellen

Megan said...

Love the cabinet doors. Adds a nice splash of color above the microwave. Thanks for the link for the labels. I'm on my way to check it out.

Merrie said...

Very nice Manuela, it's so pretty!

The Hollywood Memoirs said...

What a cool idea. They turned out beautifully.

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

It looks cute! I, too, use the chicken wire on some of my kitchen cupboards! :)

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

Manuela, this really looks fantastic! I love the yellow & red toile! And the chicken wire is just fantastic!!! Looks terrific!

Debbie said...

I SERIOUSLY LOVE the look of this! Don't you want to road trip to southeast GA and help a remedial decorator brainstorm a complete kitchen makeover? Yeah... sure you do...

Patti said...

I love toile! And it looks beautiful on your cupboards.
Great job!

June said...

Oh, I love the result of your cabinet doors! I couldn't help but notice your nooks for your spices. Very neat and great way to store/display them too! :) I love coming by and seeing the fantastic changes you have made along with your beautiful gardens. :)

Tennis Girl said...

Very nice! Love the red and yellow toile pattern.

Pamela said...

Love the change! It looks fantastic!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Good for you, Manuela, it looks great! And good for you for keeping your toile scene pics ~ if you still love them, why change them. I see you made some changes to your blog, too; it looks great!

Melissa Miller said...

Manuela this looks beautiful! What a fantastic idea. The red fabric is gorgeous and your toile picture scenes are just perfect. I adore the labels on the jars too. You've been busy! Love it all! :)

Melissa Miller said...

I LOVE your new blog design! ~FABULOUS!~

kim said...

Love the look. What a great idea.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Manuela, your cabinet doors turned out so cute. I love toile in every color! The framed fabric is perfect.

I redid my cabinet doors when I moved in. I had always wanted glass doors so I had the center cut out and glass inserted.
Marnie

Jen said...

I love the cabinet doors! What terrific decorating ideas you have.

Jeannette

trish said...

Good Morning.
Your cabinet doors look fabulous.
You did a great job.
And I can see why you do not want to change out your framed toile. Too cute!
Sincerely ~ Tricia

Nancy said...

What a beautiful idea!

Bonnie said...

I really like how it turned out!! I did something related with my china cabinet. Love the look. I am with you, if you really like something why change it????

Decorchick! said...

Wow that really looks amazing!! So creative! Awesome job.

homespundiva said...

Nicely done! I am about to embark on a similar adventure!

Viola - Encinitas, CA said...

Your kitchen is adorable, was adorable before the toile and chicken wire. Love it.

Thank you for sharing. Viola


www.alongawidowedroad.blogspot.com

Donna said...

Love the cabinet doors, Manuela! What a great look. And thanks for the label link.

Hugs,
Donna

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Manuela! Oh, you've been one busy gal! I love your chicken wire fabric doors. You are so smart! Annd your little labels look great! You're wonderful.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Persuaded said...

Those are sweet! I would love to do something to spiff up my own kitchen cupboards but I can't think of a blessed thing! They are wonderful quality, actually I think they were made for the space by a cabinetmaker or some such thing... but oh-so-unattractive:-( Just smooth wood all the way up to the ceiling.

Thanks for the link for the labels!

Damaris said...

SUPER CUTE!! XXOO, Damaris

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty! Thanks for the link to the labels.
Have a great week.

Nadine said...

What a wonderful idea! I have a set of cabinets that I could try that with...thank you for sharing!

Blessings!
~Nadine

Jennifer said...

That is just beautiful!!! My hood on my stove and cabinets above are soooo boring!

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Your kitchen looks great... I love it!

Vee said...

Manuela, wow! That really looks fantastic. Bet that you're smiling every time you're in the kitchen. I'm all for easy and you always have a "looks fantastic and it's very easy" project. Thanks, too, for the link to the labels. They look much better than what I've been using.

AshTreeCottage said...

I love it Manuela!! Red toile is so pretty and so timeless. Thank you for the Cath Kidston label link!!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Vickie said...

Well done, Manuela! Love how the chicken wire/toile looks!

And I really like those labels, too. I'll have to check those out!

Claudia said...

Looks wonderful! Great idea and really smart to just tack the fabric on. I love the new look of your blog, as well.

xo
Claudia

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

love love love the chicken wire! The kitchen look amazing and you should be sooo proud :-)

Cathy said...

I LOVE this! I have been thinking of trying something similar to a piece I have in my dining room! It was meant to be that I pop over today and see your wonderful project!

I hope you and your family had a wonderful long weekend!
Cathy

Ally's Corner said...

That turned out really pretty! I LOVE your backsplash was thinking of doing something like that to my kitchen, My kitchen needs a lot of help.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

My draw is dropping yet again dear Manuela! You never cease to amaze and inspire. Love, love, love how you took such humble materials (bits of fabric and chicken wire) and transformed ordinary cabinets! So charming. At risk of showing my ignorance, what is a Dremel? Is it a little electric sander??? You have me curious. :)
You have such energy!!! Thank you for inspiring us all with your creativity.
Love and hugs,
Tracey

P.S. Those little framed fabric bits are so cute...I think they look great...love the black frames...so clever...as always!!!
x0x

Linda said...

Love your kitchen, I want to see more. I'll have to check out your back posts and see if you have pictures. You have a beautiful microwave, what brand is it? Thanks. Linda

Kerrie said...

I adore what you did with the cupboard doors. I love toile so much! Great idea!

Kathleen Grace said...

That is so cute Manuela! I think Earl would have puppies if I suggested cutting the center out of cabinet doors! lol. I loe the look though, all it takes is the bravery to do it:>)

Kristi said...

I just LOVE this makeover! I LOVE chicken wire and LOVE toile!! I just bought chicken wire because I have a rabbit eating my lettuce in my garden, but I want to use the chicken wire inside somewhere, LOL! :)
Kristi

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

MANUELA! I come here and every time realize we have more and more in common! hence the chicken wire! We have chickens and tons of chicken wire....I just knew it. birds of a feather....yayah...we flock together! Yipeee! Love your post my sweet little friend. Lovin' this.
Debbie

HeathahLee said...

Oh my goodness how cute are those doors! I love that!

Eileen@My Evergreen Place said...

I love the look and the idea! Also the black frames with the toile fabric look wonderful! I can see why you don't want to change them. :0)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Manuela,
That looks so charming and cottagy!
You are so handy too, Great Job!
Cindy

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Manuela! How awesomely adorable is your kitchen! I love toile (I've got pink/green toile in my kitchen). Those chicken wired cabinet fronts are something to crow about! And what a great idea to use shipping/packing tape to cover your spice labels to keep them clean. I'm also very much in love with your tin backsplash.I'll have to show that pic to my hubby!

I'm having a WEDDING BLOG PARTY on June 25th (my first ever to hostess!) so please stop by if you are interested and read about it ~ I'd love to have you join us! And there will be a sweet giveaway, too!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a different that change made! It added color and interest to your kitchen and you did a great job! I need to make labels for jars! What a great idea! ♥

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous -- you clever, clever girl! Your inspire... Destiny

Cindy said...

That looks great! And so simple. I also love the spice jars and the labels. I need some cute labels for mine, I shall go and look at those. Thanks for the link. Oh and I really like the tin tiles behind your stove and cabs. They look wonderful.
Hugs, cindy s

Gayla said...

Your cabinet doors are so so very cute!!! Is there anything you can't do?

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Manuela, you know you stun me with your ideas and your seemingly boundless energy. If only I would CLEAN OUT the pantry, I would feel like I'd accomplished a huge feat. Wish I had the nerve to take the doors off with a jigsaw. Closest I've ever gotten to a jigsaw was a table puzzle.
Brenda

Julie said...

AWESOME sweet! Love your idea and the fabric and the chicken wire.
Working on getting an old wardrobe done and had the same idea for the little top door where a mirror had been. Woot! Looks great! Hugs.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Beautiful!!! Love the idea and the jars!

Heather said...

That is just too much fun! You are so brave and creative! I think my hubby would have apoplexy if I took the scroll saw to our 5 year old cabinets, but I have seen our exact maple doors at the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store so ... you've got me thinking! Maybe if they are still there, and the right size I could pull a switcher! Now I've got three things on my Re-Store list!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

You're so daring. I'd never have the guts to try something like cutting out the center. It looks so wonderful! Love your spice jars and the Cath Kidston labels too.
Blessings,
Marcia

Betsy said...

don't you just love little projects like that ..they just make you smile! Very cute!

Sense of Home said...

What a beautiful, creative way to spruce up a kitchen.

Amber said...

Manuela - The cabinets look wonderful! I love the little spice jars too. Your kitchen is so cozy and beautiful!

Karen said...

This just looks too cute. I've always wanted to do something like this! I like your tin backsplash too.
It all looks wonderful!
Have a great day! Karen

diXymiss said...

What a creative idea ~ love the pop of color and teXture. It's the perfect compliment to your lovely kitchen decor. You've got my wheels turning again...

Miss Janice said...

LOVE the cabinet doors...you know I have an obsession for that fabric! :) Love the jars also...too cute!

Storybook Woods said...

Now see why you are Miss. Thang, wonderful. I love it xoxox Clarice

Gumbo Lily said...

Great lil make-over! I really like the labels you shared too. Thanks!

Jody

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

What a great idea! Manuela you come up with some very creative ideas...I may just have to try this one day. Love the spice bottle labels and your 'pictures'! Enjoy your evening...Maura :)

Melanie said...

I absolutely love it. I love toile and you use it in such pretty ways.

Nestled in Rosenberg said...

Your cabinets are adorable!

Christina said...

You really can't beat toile. Such a classic and it looks adorable on your cabinet doors. I really like the chicken wire idea.

The little cubbies with the jars are great. The clear packing tape is genius.

Adrienne said...

Hi, Manuela -
Just back from vacation and stopped by to catch a bit. I really love the look of your kitchen! The doors are wonderful and I love the spice jars and new labels. You are such a creative and clever gal, my friend!
~Adrienne~

Dolly said...

I love it!!!!!

Smiles, Dolly