Olivia, Styling + Content Creator, has renovated her kitchen with the help of sticky back plastic. This is her guest blog she's written for us.
DIY Kitchen Hack
When I began this reno, I knew I was on a tight budget. The most important thing was to somehow replace the dark brown 70s faux wood cabinet doors, for under $500. I looked at replacing them all, but that would have cost $2000+
I couldn't easily paint the doors as they weren’t solid wood, so Vinyl home’s sticky back plastic was the perfect solution! I chose the pearlwood sticky back plastic, and covered all the cabinet and drawers fronts, this made the kitchen so much brighter!
Vinyl home’s sticky back plastic was super easy to use, I simply removed the doors from hinges,measured the size and cut. So here are some of my tips...
- Thoroughly wipe down each cupboard front before you cover, this removes grease and oil built up over time. Make sure it's completely dry before you apply the sticky back plastic.
- Use a squeegee to smooth out bubbles, and when doing the edges heat up with a hair dryer to make a tighter, smoother fit!
- I recommend to leave a few centimetres extra to fold over the sides, this provides a smooth & tidy edge when you re-hang your doors.
See the before and afters below...
Here you can really see how bad it was before...and now it looks fresh and modern, just by covering the door with Vinyl home’s sticky back plastic.