MY CHEAP CABINETS:

I removed all my cabinet doors (14 in all). Scrubbed them really well. I bought two rolls of self-adhesive contact paper (is that repetetive?). I measured really carefully and then adhered the paper to the cabinet doors (once I got smart enough to turn off the ceiling fan, this was surprisingly

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    I removed all my cabinet doors (14 in all). Scrubbed them really well. I
    bought two rolls of self-adhesive contact paper (is that repetetive?). I
    measured really carefully and then adhered the paper to the cabinet doors (once
    I
    got smart enough to turn off the ceiling fan, this was surprisingly easy). I
    repainted all the cabinet frames and the visible sides of the cabinets a really
    nice, light blue (not too light). The paper is white, with the same blue,
    wide checks...with tiny little strawberries interspersed. I am now in the
    process of applying polyurethane coats to the cabinet doors. When this is done,
    I
    will rehang the doors...although I cheated and rehung two of the doors before
    applying poly. Just to see how they looked (I'll take them back down and coat
    them). They look amazingly great! Anyway, here is a tally of what I spent:

    1 pint of blue paint ($5.50)
    2 rolls of contact paper (total cost: $11.28 at Wal-Mart)
    1 pint of polyurethane ($12.97)
    two pack of trimmer pads (rather than paint brushes) ($1.84)
    1 larger trimmer pad for applying poly. (1.78)
    1 brush-applicator bottle of super glue, for double checking the corners of

    the shelf paper ($1.97)

    TOTAL COST: $35.34...and my kitchen looks brand new! A woman I know at
    work, did this in her kitchen two years ago and says that her cabinets still
    look
    brand new!

    Shannon

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    Good for you! I bet they look great. :smt023

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