DIY: Color in Cabinets

The Shweet Design

Like any typical apartment, I hate my kitchen cabinets.  I was not allowed to paint, or cover them in any way.  The cabinets are old 1970s, nasty brown and covered in layers of finish from years of people living here.  To make things worse, I have over 17 cabinet doors in my kitchen alone!  No one needs this much brown, especially drab brown!

My solution: add a pop of color to connect to my color scheme.  I took down four of the main cabinet doors (will add back when I move) and added color to the back of the cabinets.  This is also a great non-permanent solution for any apartment.


  • Poster board
  • Measuring tape
  • Duct tape
  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • String


  • Measure the inside of your cabinet walls (three sides) for each shelfIMG_3144
  • Cut poster board in each of the three sizes.
  • Cut fabric about 2-3 inches larger than the…

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