So what are these super easy DIY kitchen cabinets you bring me (we hear you scream)? Well folks, the answer is, drumroll please... curtains. Hear us out. If your kitchen cabinet doors are so beyond saving, that even paint can't improve them, then just take them off. Chop them up, use them as firewood, take them to a recycling centre, just get rid (in the most eco-friendly way possible obviously) and replace them with curtains!
Maybe it will take pictures to demonstrate just how cool and rustic this can look, so keep scrolling to get a better picture of what we are talking about and how to create the really easy look yourself. For more kitchen ideas, head to our full gallery and check our more kitchen cabinet ideas too.
You will need:
- Curtain wire kit (opens in new tab) (this one you don't need to drill hole or use screws)
- Fabric glue (opens in new tab)
- Fabric scissors (opens in new tab)
Step one: measure for your 'curtains'
Measure the height and width of your kitchen cabinets and add on an extra 10cm to the width so you can create pleats in your curtain and add on an extra 10cm to the height so you can create a loop at the top and hem the bottom.
Use a pencil or dressmakers chalk to mark out the measurements on your fabric and then cut out the shape.
Step two: create the loops for your curtain wire
Create a loop to thread the curtain wire through by folding the top of your fabric back on itself and using fabric glue to hold it. If you are nifty with a sewing machine you could use that instead.
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Step three: hem your curtains
You can hem the bottom of your curtains using fabric glue too, just fold up a small section at the bottom and glue to down to create a neat, clean line.
Step four: thread the curtain wire through the curtain
Use the width of your kitchen cabinet to cut the curtain wire to the size you need, then thread it through the top loop.
Step five: hang your curtains
If you buy a curtain wire kit that uses adhesive rather than screws, just follow the really easy instructions that will come with the kit. And then just hook up your curtains, arrange them so they hang nicely and voila! So easy, so effective.
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