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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  • Todd B
    on Jun 28, 2016

    Awesome !! Your very artistic.. Did you use a stencil or Free hand the flowers? I'm not very talented in the Art department but I think I could pull this off in my laundry room. Love it !!! Thanks for the inspiration !!

  • Tami Stone
    on Apr 4, 2017

    My hands shake like a 99 year old woman's. With that in mind, u can better understand why I have a hard time drawing stick figures. LOL How else do you think I could put beautiful art like yours on my cabinets?

    • Peach123
      on Jul 23, 2019

      My hands also shake badly! This is a great idea, I would love to do this project with a stencil!

  • 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
      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.

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  • 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
      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
    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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