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Going back to Home Depot, I selected several samples ranging from mahogany to brown. I painted the samples on the interior of the cabinet and selected rich mahogany.
I ordered some regular glass film from WalMart. You may need fancier and more expensive cabinet glass film if your cabinets have a lot of direct sunlight. If not, then you can use the $25 per roll selection that I grabbed. I order in Mosaic and waited the week for it to be delivered to the store. I ordered two rolls, but only needed one. This can easily be returned to your Walmart store by grabbing an online return receipt from the website.
The scene is set...a squeegee, spray bottle with water, glass cleaner, razor and the Lexan polycarbonate glass cut to fit the cabinets. First, clean the polycarbonate glass and then spray with water.
You can actually use less water than pictured above. Actually, it is better to use less water as the film will become slippery.
Unroll the film on the table, place the polycarbonate glass on top and use the razor to outline the glass and cut through the film.
Remove the backing and place on the glass. You can continue to place the film until you have the fit you want. The nice thing with this process is that there is not any glue application, which allows some room for initial error.
Spray the top of the film with some more water. Then, using the squeegee, lightly but deftly flatten the film out until it fits perfectly to the glass. Keep in mind, there is not glue involved so it can still slip. This process is dependant on static from the polycarbonate glass and the water application.
I also used a paper towel to clean the excess water from the top. Then, flip over the glass and trim the remainder of the film using the razor knife.
Once completed, place in the divot of the cabinet. You can use masking tape to hold the piece in place while you apply the glue.
We used Tub & Tile sealant in clear as the glue to place the glass. Using the sealant, apply a line of sealant to the bottom and top of the glass on the interior of the cabinet. The sealant needs to be used on the glass portion of the insert and NOT on the film itself.
Leave the film facing out. This will allow for easy clean up in the future as well. A nice note to this process, is knowing that fingerprints will not be an issue down the road as it would be with actual glass.
Continue to use the masking tape while the sealant dries. Allow to dry overnight and then apply a second coat and remove the masking tape.
Adding hardware can do great things for cabinets, as well. It also reduces the need for additional clean up as paws will only be working with the hardware rather than the entire door. I located a set on EBay for $20 and used it for all of my cabinets and drawers. Drill a hole and attach using the screws that come with the hardware.
Voila! $95 gave my kitchen cabinets the uplift they needed including the hardware. Now, I am adding to my to do list...the painting of the shelf lips. Also, during this makeover, I updated with decor above my cabinets (see previous blog).
Now onto the appliances...I think black will do nicely. And, no...I will not be replacing them. I checked out black appliance paint and it is $30 for a six pack. I smell some more home redressing!