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Repurposed Kitchen Cabinet Door Covers Ugly Fuse Box

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I am positive that I am not the only one that has a fuse box they want to hide. We recently remodeled our kitchen and saved the old doors. I decided to use one of them to cover the fuse box.
See the fuse box? I painted it the same color as the wall to disguise it, but it still shows. One of the cabinet doors just happened to be slightly larger than the fuse box. I had been looking at message centers online and had been wanting one.
We took off the old trim then sanded the old paint and stain off. We replaced the old trim and stainted it red mahogany. We decided to do half chalkboard and half corkboard. I purchased spray chalkboard paint and a roll of cork with adhesive backing at the Home Depot.
I painted 4 coats of the chalkboard paint on one half. We used a razor blade to cut the corkboard to fit the other half.
We used a cabinet door pull for the chalk holder. We used a satin nickel cup pull turned upside down and attached it to the bottom.
Perfect message board for this space! Dresses up the space and is useful next to the side entry.
  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Mar 6, 2016

    I have been trying to figure out a solution for my fuse box and I love you idea! Thank you for sharing!

  • LouiseM
    LouiseM North Brunswick, NJ
    on Mar 6, 2016

    That's an excellent repurpose of old cabinet doors! Love it! It doesn't have to just cover a fuse box - it could be used anyplace you need a message center.

  • Dorothy T
    Dorothy T Screven, GA
    on Mar 6, 2016

    I bought some of those put together wood canvas frames from Hobby Lobby and stapled some fabric to it to cover my fuse box

  • Wendy
    Wendy Canada
    on Mar 6, 2016

    Genius. Gorgeous. 💜

  • Amber Smith
    Amber Smith
    on Mar 6, 2016

    The reason you aren't supposed to hang things over your fuse box; code says the door must be able to open completely, firemen have to find the fuse box in case of electrical fire. You can put a big cabinet around it but it has to be big enough for the fuse box door to open all way back to the wall and you cannot put anything in front of it so the cabinet is basically dead space. Not sure how the firemen are supposed to find it in that case. That's why you don't see people do that often I guess. :/

    • Kristina Samuelson
      Kristina Samuelson Olympia, WA
      on Mar 7, 2016

      @Amber Smith I was thinking the same thing....codes usually say that the fuse box door can't be covered.

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