Grass wall paper is an awesome way to resurface old or outdated kitchen cabinets on a budget. You can use grass wall paper to add interest and detail to almost any type of kitchen cabinet if you prep the surface and pay attention to existing details on your kitchen cabinets.
To Resurface Your Kitchen Cabinets With Grass Wall Paper You Will Need:
Grass wall paper
The first step in resurfacing yoru kitchen cabinets with grass wall paper is to clean them. Scrub them down and remove any go or dirt.
Once the cabinets dry you need to take a look at them. You have to decide where you want the grass wall paper to be.
If you have flat front kitchen cabinets, with no details, it really looks cool to apply a rectangle of grass sloth wall paper to the front of the cabinet, right in the middle.
Now, use wood trim to frame out the rough edges of the grass cloth wall paper.
If you already have details and trim on the fronts of your outdated kitchen cabinets, then use those as pre made frames. Cut out shapes of grass cloth wall paper to fit into any details and trim you have on the cabinets.
Whoever route you go in resurfacing your outdated kitchen cabinets with the grass cloth wall paper, you will need to prime and paint your kitchen cabinets first.
Sand the cabinets, wipe away the dust, and prime them in a good latex primer, like Kilz.
Let this dry.
Now, paint yoru cabinets in a good contrasting color. Grass cloth wall paper is usually a light wood color. It has wonderful texture, but a light color.
It really looks great to use a chocolate brown on yoru kitchen cabinets, and then apply the grass wall paper in the middle.
The contrast is nice and really looks rich. Be sure to paint any picture frame molding you add the same color as the cabinets.
For a more contemporary look with this kitchen cabinet resurfacing project try painting your cabinets a nice semi gloss black color. The black will really highlight the warm wood tone of the grass cloth wall paper.
Now, there is one final option for resurfacing yoru kitchen cabinets with grass cloth textured wall paper. If you have completely smooth cabinet doors, then you can simply wall paper the whole front and sides of the doors.
Cut one piece and wrap it from the front to cover the sides. You may want to prime you cabinets first because the wall paper will not want to stick to shiny or melamine kitchen cabinets.