The average cost for kitchen remodels is $15,000 – $20,000. In some states, that amount can reach $45,000.The most cost-effective way to spruce up any kitchen would be to paint. Whether it’s walls or cabinets, paint will transform your kitchen into a whole new look. And though time consuming, the cost of paint will dramatically reduce expenses.
For me, I wanted to go beyond just painting and add a bit more interest and variety to my little kitchen. So the idea came to add fabric to my cabinets. I did this project about a year ago and the fabric has remained steady and can be easily wiped.
To achieve this look, you’ll need the following supplies:
1. A paintbrush
2. Measuring Tape
3. Fabric of choice (preferablly pre-shrunk cotton).
4. Wallcovering Adhesive. I used Bondex Kitchen & Bath Wallcovering Adhesive (non-odorous) but Walmart sells one here that I think may do the job. Little Green Notebook used liquid starch.
Step 1. Clean the surface of your cabinet doors.
Step 2. Measure the recessed part of each door.
Step 3. Cut fabric according to each door’s dimensions. If the cotton is not pre-shrunk, add approximately 3 cm. to each side for shrinkage. Measure and cut all pieces before proceeding to Step 4.
Step 4. Apply wallpaper adhesive directly onto cabinet with paintbrush.
Step 5. Place fabric directly onto each cabinet door. Press firmly with hands. It may shift a bit. I would start at the top and work your way down.
Do steps 4 & 5, one door at a time. You may also add adhesive to the top of the fabric. This provides more durability and allows you to wipe any accidental spills.
And you’re done!