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« on: December 09, 2010 09:58:33 AM »

My boyfriend, roommate and I are moving into a house in 11 days. Pretty short notice. The house is so cute, and has a ton of potential, except we are renting.  I am really excited about this place for quite a few reasons:

1. My boyfriend's aunt is going to be our landlord, and her husband, the maintenance guy.
2. IT IS A HOUSE! Well, duplex, but a HOUSE. Not a stinkin' apartment.
3.It is like a 2 minute walk to the center of downtown, and like a 5 minute walk to Caribou coffee, and right on the bus line which is great seeing that I don't drive.
However, these kitchen cupboards are so nasty. Now, since we are just renting, and poor, we can't do anything to these nastys, but I Would like to make them more aesthetically pleasing, since I do spend a lot of time in the kitchen.  Does anyone have any ideas for something that is a non-permanent fix for these?:

So, here's the thing, I sort of do appreciate that they are already white, which is pretty cute, but it is the nasty wood bordering it.  (I can not STAND the look of wood, I have no idea why, I just don't like it) Its not like I can change the drawer pulls, because there aren't any. I am just at a loss.

Just thought I would add: none of the junk on the counters is ours, these were taken on the 1st of the month, and the previous tenants had literally just moved out. And that weird looking microwave thing on the counter in the first picture is actually a mini dishwasher we learned. weird.
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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2010 11:01:29 AM »

What about covering it with with fabric in a more neutral color?  I saw in another post somewhere on here where someone made a mixture of starch and stuch fabric on their walls and it seemed to come off pretty easy and not stain the wall.

Cutting out a design from scrapbook paper and putting it up with contact paper?

You could change the color of the cabinets with the colors of the season.  I was really inspired by your cabinets Grin

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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2010 10:10:14 PM »

I saw on here a while back they put ribbon on there, looked pretty! Contact paper would be a cool idea, get some that removes easy. I have a friend who covered her apartment kitchen cabinets with pictures from magazines lol looked interesting.

trying to think of more options... maybe find some creative fabric curtains? lol depends on what you can get away with really haha 

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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2011 09:56:32 AM »

Vinyl cut outs could also be a good solution... There are tons of patterns and types of cutout out there, and once you're done with the place just peel off.
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2011 02:32:49 PM »

haha I have those same cabinets.  I love the look of wood and I still think these are ugly.  My landlord was unsure about it but agreed to let me paint and add hardware.  I painted the strips to match the walls and drilled holes so I could add pulls.
The pulls alone made them way more tolerable.  They were really cheap on ebay too.  The only rule was that I have to leave them here when I move since I put the holes in the doors.
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2011 05:58:30 AM »

haha I have those same cabinets.  I love the look of wood and I still think these are ugly.
Ditto!  I'm going to replace them eventually..  there's just always something else I end up doing.  And even making it a DIY project, replacing cabinets, even just cabinet doors, is expensive!

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