How can we redo our cabinets?


We have quite a few kitchen cabinets built in '1995' that I'd like to redo - on an extremely tight retiree's budget. I plan to replace all the handles and paint the cabinets but several have embossed windows. Is there a safe, easy way to remove these embossed designs?

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  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Dec 30, 2018

    Not sure about the windows but a money saver is to paint hinges and handles. RustOleum hammered paint is great. I’ve got a cupboard I did in 2001 and they still look as good as then.

  • Katie Sara Creates Katie Sara Creates on Dec 30, 2018

    Hi CAE! I'm not sure if this would work but do you think spraying the windows with frosted spray paint would cover up the designs? Just a thought!

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Dec 30, 2018

    Embossed? is the glass etched or have stick on type embossing,painted ? if it's etched might want to replace them it will be easier/cheaper to get old rehabbed windows/cabinet doors at Habitat for Humanity resale,Goodwill,garage sales,craigs list and use the glass from them get simple glass cutter & recut to size if needed; can try acid removal,wire wheel,steel wool may scratch glass; if it's contact paper-stick on of some kind denatured alcohol,rubbing alcohol,paint thinner,goo gone,Dawn dish soap & boiling hot water with razor blade. Just really depends on what t you mean by embossing.

  • CAE CAE on Dec 30, 2018

    They are sticking but very high quality and don't scratch

  • CAE CAE on Dec 30, 2018

    Stuck on. Auto correct is not always helpful. 😮