Many of you know that I have been working on my master bath since Spring. I was unhappy with the overall contemporary style of the room and wanted it to flow with my master bedroom. I revealed my master bedroom makeover a few months back. This is what it looks like.
First, I had my helper Ed decoratively router out the center of the melamine doors. He then routed the inside of the door in order to lay in bead board. We weren't sure if it was going to work with this material. The surface of these doors are engineered...kinda like a mica product. We thought that they might chip or lift. But guess what? Nothing chipped, spilt or anything! It worked!
Here is what it looked like sitting getting ready for refinishing.
|Ready for refinishing
|Backside of cabinet with bead board set in.
|Look at the routed decorative edge! The white paint just brought it right out!
We installed the doors this past week and here is what they look like now.
I am so excited about the results of this project. Instead of $10,000, the project came in at about $250. (I paid Ed to do the router and bead board work, plus materials) Not bad, I'd say. If you notice, I changed out the knobs too. I will talk about the knob project sometime in the next few days and show you how I made them.
For those of you who haven't seen the before images, I put together these two collages.
I hope this project inspires you. Do you have cabinetry somewhere in your house that you just don't love the appearance, but feel like it isn't up to the rigors of a re-surface? Well, I am here to tell you that you just may be able to pull something off for very few dollars! I'm am not going to sit here and tell you that this was the easiest project ever. It took a lot of diligence and patience. In the end, it paid off.
*****UPDATED TO THIS POST! If you want to hop over and see the cabinet knob tutorial post Cabinet Knobs Using Stones and Jute there will be a back link to this post.*******