What can I do with these Canadian tire pantry cupboards?

Debbie Gilroy
by Debbie Gilroy
I want to make them look good in my kitchen.
  12 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Aug 30, 2015
    Do you want to paint them? Are there shelves inside?
  • Renata Renata on Aug 30, 2015
    Change the hardware to match ur existing hardware. (Hopefully not that same, lol) There are several colors for Chalkboard paint, U could paint the inlets to match the other color of ur kitchen, if that is ur style. Or remove the inlet and put etched or colored glass in that space. It's kind of hard not knowing what ur other cabinets and space look like.
  • Z Z on Aug 30, 2015
    It would help to see pictures of your kitchen to give ideas that would fit with its decor. I can share what I did with a similar, though glass door cabinet. http://www.hometalk.com/diy/-3007335 Here's a couple other examples of what basic house trim can do to upgrade a piece of furniture. http://www.hometalk.com/diy/-3047502 http://www.hometalk.com/diy/-3094145
  • Alane Maixner Alane Maixner on Aug 31, 2015
    i had an old garage cupboard that I put fabric in the inserts (glued in and then coated with Modge Podge) You could match that to your colors in the space. Easy and cheerful!
  • Jeanne Martin Jeanne Martin on Aug 31, 2015
    I bought a similar cabinet for a small pantry in my kitchen I wanted to replace the upper door panels with chicken wire but decided against that because I'd have to keep my pantry items neat & tidy (chicken wire is very see thru). I then decided on reproduction tin panels. Found out quick they were WAY to expensive for me. Homedepot.com has faux tin panels! They are made of plastic! They com in a gray color but a little too fake looking for me. I simply spray painted them with a faux metal colored paint. Easy to install because they are so lightweight. Or you could do fabric panels. No one believes my panels are plastic! They come with an old timey design on them (like a pressed metal design). Good luck!!
  • Sandy Hartnett Sandy Hartnett on Aug 31, 2015
    You can fabric the raised inserts, or paint to match your kitchen. I love mirrors...you can use Mylar and glue on fronts. Mylar is mirrored flexible material and looks great! Mosaic is another option. Glass, tile, paper, buttons, and crockery can all be broken in pieces and glued on. Wallpaper is another option...can find gorgeous patterns.
  • Jeanne Martin Jeanne Martin on Sep 01, 2015
    I meant to include a pic of my cabinet with the faux tin panels so here you go. It's still a bit dull (overall feel of it, not the finish) so I will be replacing the handles/pulls on both the upper and lower cabinets. As I stated above, these "pressed tin" panels are plastic from Home Depot (And inexpensive! ) I used thin 2 sided tape along the opening on the inside of the door to hold the panels in place (they weigh almost nothing). I did not use anything more permanent, like glue, because I want it to be interchangeable. A little mini curtain rod at top & bottom with some fabric pulled tight between the rods is next! I already have the rods.
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  • LD LD on Sep 04, 2015
    I would paint the cabinet to match or complement your kitchen cabinets. In the inset area of the door panels you could use chalk board paint on one side for messages or shopping list and the other one you could use magnet paint to hang magnetic spice jars, which would lesson the space taken in cabinets.
  • White Oak Studio Designs White Oak Studio Designs on Sep 05, 2015
    I love these. I would paint them in chalk paint and wax them to age them and add new pulls. Great bones!
  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Sep 05, 2015
    What is a Canadian tire pantry cupboard? Is it the way they are made? Or is it just a name for a type of cupboard? I would paint them also, by the way!
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    • B. Enne B. Enne on Sep 08, 2015
      @Cynthia H You're welcome!
  • Anne fenske Anne fenske on Oct 05, 2015
    I too would pint , but just the frame boards to make a picture frame look. Then i would get those plastic slide in pic frames 5x7 and make a family or holiday collage; whatever makes u smile when u look at it . Happy,happy. Made in Canada look.