A Kitchen Cabinet Door is one of the most versatile items that you can consider to upcycle. For the past several years, I did quite a few home accessories using a kitchen cabinet door and still plan to do more.
I have this habit of going to Ikea As-is section and get the little doors I can find and turn it into wall frames. One of my projects is this
I painted these beautiful kitchen doors with chalk paint and used laundry clips to showcase pictures. I like to change pictures all the time this is why I wanted this to become a bit of a flexible piece of accessory.
This week, I made another wall frame to display our vacation pictures using a kitchen cabinet door . Check the video out and the complete tutorial below. Don’t forget to subscribe to my Youtube Channel: Made By Mom’s Hands for more videos like this.
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HOW TO UPCYCLE A KITCHEN CABINET DOOR TO WALL FRAME (COMPLETE TUTORIAL)
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Kitchen Cabinet Door
- First, measure the frames you want to use to display your pictures.
- Print your pictures according to the dimensions of your frames. This is a bit tricky but I used this free software Photoscape where I could easily set my picture settings and sizes before printing
- Cut your pictures leaving 1/2 inch on each side. These will be used for the double sided tape to keep the pictures in place.
- Set the pictures aside.
- If you want to use some captions and words, you can design it using Microsoft Word or Powerpoint. You can either print it on regular paper and put it straight to the frame or render it on a transparency film to make the design appear like it was placed on the glass of the frame.
- If you choose the latter, make sure you print it using a laser printer. The reason behind this is that the gold foil uses heat to attach to the transparency.
- Turn your thermal laminator and wait for a few minutes to warm up. Cut a piece of gold foil to cover the top of the printed quote/words on a transparency film. Note: The gold foil will attach to the rough printed side of the film.
- Place it in your thermal laminator. I usually do it twice to make sure the gold foil fully attaches to the film.
- Carefully peel off the gold foil after heating.
- Cut the transparency film in accordance with the size of the picture frames.
- Layout the pictures and films. Use a double sided tape to keep them in place.
- Finally, place it on your wall and showcase your pictures.
Check my other post for another idea on how to upcycle a kitchen cabinet door