Funky Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Updated July 13, 2018

Kitchen remodelling can be as individual as the person doing it. Your cabinets don't have to be the same type that your grandparents had, with painted or wooden doors. Changing cabinets is one of the simplest ways to entirely change the look of a kitchen. Compared to getting new appliances or counter tops, it's relatively inexpensive, so use your creative spirit and change up the look of your kitchen.

Art Gallery

Turn a row of kitchen cabinet doors into your own personal art gallery. Buy a set of art posters, either a series from the same artist or multiple copies of your favourite painting. Use d├ęcoupage medium to wallpaper the posters to your cupboard doors. Cover the posters with a coat of polyurethane to waterproof the paper and ensure easy cleanup.

Bamboo Shades

Completely remove your cabinet doors and store them for later. Make sure to keep all of the hardware in a zipper bag taped to one of the doors. Use cup hooks to easily install bamboo roll up shades where the doors were. During the day you can roll up the shades for easy access, and when cleanup is done, just let the shades roll down to make a smooth and neat covering for all of your kitchen items.

Dramatic Bead Curtains

Remove your cabinet doors and replace them with funky bead curtains. These curtains, long thought of as a hippie domain, can add a bright splash of colour to an otherwise dull kitchen. The beads are easy to move out of the way when putting away the dishes and groceries, and they always fall back in place so you'll never have to remember to shut the cupboard door again.

Stencil Design

Paint your old kitchen cabinet doors a light colour, such as eggshell or sage. Search the craft store for an unusual stencil or set of stencils. Buy a craft stencilling kit, which will have all of your paints and brushes together in one handy set. Stencil your cabinets with sets of seashells, grape vine arbors, cups of coffee or classic cars. Show off your passion, be it wine or quilts, by decorating one of the most used rooms in the house.

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Working in sunny Florida, Anne Baley has been writing professionally since 2009. Her home and lifestyle articles have been seen on Coldwell Banker and Gardening Know How. Baley has published a series of books teaching how to live a frugal life with style and panache.