Wallpaper the Cabinets

Maureen Phelan
Metairie, Louisiana

I wanted new kitchen cabinets because my old ones were so 1980s style. After a few estimates to resurface or replace the doors, I decided the cost was too high and I would just make do. But after seeing textured wallpaper in a big-box store one day, I got the idea to wallpaper them. I covered the door fronts—and the dishwasher front too—with a raised beadboard-pattern wallpaper, then painted it. Now I have a "new" kitchen and spent less than $100 on wallpaper, glue, and paint. The wallpapered cabinets have held up to everyday use now for the past six months, and they look great! Easily wipeable, too.

What Maureen Saved: $5,928
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