Today, I am going to show you how to make your own cabinet doors!
Okay, so I am very proud of this project because I made them 100% by myself.
You know that I have a very handy husband that likes to help me with most of my projects, but this one I tackled all by myself.
We re-used and installed the cabinet shelves from our kitchen makeover, but we had to make new cabinet doors so they would match throughout the office.
I needed to make 9 cabinet doors: 4 upper cabinet doors, 1 lower cabinet door, and 4 window seat doors.
To save money, I bought a 4 x 8 foot sheet of MDF board from Lowe’s for approximately $37.00.
We had the employees at Lowe’s cut the MDF board into 9 pieces using the measurements we gave them for each cabinet/window seat door.
That made each cabinet door approximately $4.00 each, minus the trim pieces.
Not bad, huh?!!
To decide where I wanted to place the trim, I just used our level that was about 2 1/2 inches wide. I laid the level in line with the edge of each side of the door, and drew a line.
So then I was left with lines on the doors that I could use as guides as to where to install the trim.
I used my chop saw to cut my trim pieces at a 45 degree angle, then glue and nail them to the doors.
The picture below shows you what it looked like before I installed the last trim piece.
Some joints will come together better than others, but get as tight of a fit as you can. Then just use some wood filler to fill up the nail holes and joints.
Then sand the filler smooth after it dries, and you are ready to paint your doors!
I used this paint to paint my doors…
This is my favorite paint, and I used it on my kitchen cabinets as well. It is very durable!
I hung the doors on my window seats with some oil rubbed bronze hinges from Lowe’s.
I looked online for some oil rubbed bronze cabinet latches, but they were too pricey.
So I bought some inexpensive gold ones from Lowe’s, and spray painted them ORB.
If you push the screws into a card board box, it makes it easier to spray paint them.
Then I added the latches to the front of my window seats. I LOVE these window seats, people! They are probably my favorite part of my office space!
I also bought some ORB knobs from Lowe’s for my upper cabinets.
It am so glad I have some space in my office to hide my “uglies.” These cabinets hold a lot of my “stuff” that I don’t want everyone else to have to see.
So that is it!
Not too bad, huh?
I think my cabinet doors look great, AND I saved a ton of money! I was able to make all 9 cabinet doors, including the hardware, for less than $100. Yay!
Stay tuned for the next project in my office!