Large Art in a Small Space.

Turning an ugly built in cabinet into, The Focal Part, of the room.
Before. These cheap pre fab cabinets were our this weeks challenge.
We did just a slight sanding and then used Oil based primer on the whole piece.
When painting in a small area it is always a plus when you can paint large pieces the same color of the walls.
These cabinet doors go all the way to the ceiling so we lowered the design to bring your eye down.
The difference is already amazing.
But this design makes this space pop!

Suggested materials:

  • Acrylic paint and Water Base Sealer  (Local hardware store)
  • Oil base Primer .

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  • SYL27902151
    SYL27902151
    on Aug 20, 2017

    Wow, thank you for sharing such a GREAT idea!! Did you do the same for all the kitchen cabinets? Or just those?
    • Sarah Schulner
      Sarah Schulner
      on Sep 9, 2017

      Just those . They did not match any of the other cabinets. So instead of trying to blend them in, we decided to make them stand out. It really transformed the look of this small kitchen.
  • Yarnmiss
    Yarnmiss
    on Jan 13, 2021

    as I do not have the artistic skill to draw/paint this, can I use an adhesive (contact paper) design instead?? then maybe a clear coat of semi-gloss to seal it

  • Yarnmiss
    Yarnmiss
    on Jan 13, 2021

    as I do not have the artistic skill to draw/paint this, can I use an adhesive (contact paper) design instead?? then maybe a clear coat of semi-gloss to seal it

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  • Linda Abate
    Linda Abate
    on Mar 6, 2018

    OMG is all I can say. Never ever would have thought to do something like this on cabinet doors. The look is lovely and really adds to your kitchen. I am sure that you get so much happiness with your flower garden kitchen. This definitely would make me want to spend more time cooking. This is a job to be very proud of. Thank you for sharing your beautiful kitchen idea.

    • Sarah Schulner
      Sarah Schulner
      on Mar 6, 2018

      Thank you Linda. It sure was a fun project. I love original pops of surprise in small spaces don't you?

  • Jackie Sylvia
    Jackie Sylvia
    on May 30, 2019

    OMG this is so beautiful, I have a real small kitchen but I think I'm going to try this. Maybe add a hummingbird and butterfly in memory of my sister that loved both so much. Thank you for the idea!!!

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