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Kitchen pantry cabinet makeover

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Kitchen pantry cabinet makeover

Purchased these melamine cabinets from bunnings to use as pantry cabinets for a coffee station in the kitchen. I wasn't happy with how they had no character, so I made them into something more classy!







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Step 1

Step 1: Sand all sides to take the shine off the melamine boards and to create a rough surface 

Step 2

Step 2: create Textured door by applying an undercoat of primer paint.

Step 3

Step 3: apply plaster paste to entire door and smooth out.

Step 4

Step 4: use a texture roller to create a pattern.

Step 5

Step 5: Once dry stand plaster until smooth and paint with top coat

Step 6

Step 6: for the sides of the cabinets, I used a paintable wallpaper that was embossed. Prime the sides with undercoat of paint and apply wallpaper then paint with topcoat 

Step 7

Step 7: add pvc trim to sides of cabinets to prevent wallpaper from coming off

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Re: Kitchen pantry cabinet makeover

A very classy update indeed @naz1!


You have added some much needed pizazz to your pantry cabinets by using a very cool textured roller technique and painted embossed wallpaper. Was there a particular textured roller you would suggest to someone looking to create this look?


Nice work. 




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Re: Kitchen pantry cabinet makeover

Thank you 😊 

The roller I used is an old roller I already had in my shed. I can't remember where I bought it from, it was so long ago. But I think any texture roller would work 

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