{Pizz-azz} Kitchen Cabinets

Some people think I can’t leave well-enough alone. Or I don’t know when to stop. But I think sometimes all something needs is a little more oomph, or pizz-azz! For instance, when I had my kitchen renovated (read all about it here and here), I was beyond thrilled with how the glass cabinets turned out.

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But after my happy-dance finally subsided, I realized I wanted them to pop a little more. They are the only glass cabinets in the kitchen, so I wanted them to be a focal point. They are beautiful, but you can’t really see what’s in them.


Even without the glare off the glass, it’s hard to see the beautiful stemware (most of which has been passed down to me through our family).


I scoured around looking at paper…scrapbook paper, contact paper, wrapping paper, toilet paper (kidding, just checking to see if you’re awake)…but never found anything quite right. Until last week on our Hobby Lobby field trip when I found these 3 cute fabrics:

fabric samples

I tacked each of them up for a few days to see which one felt most at home. I didn’t want anything too cutesy or craft-project, nor did I want it to get lost in the back of the cabinet. So I went with the top one (was that your choice?!). I only needed 1 yard of fabric and these supplies:


“Measure twice and cut once.”


Well, clearly I don’t follow that advice.


Whoops. What drunk idiot can’t cut a straight line?! Good thing my genius aunt told me about this tip:


Finish the edges with a ribbon trim…this covers up most of your indiscretions. If only this were true for life…I’d be a walking mummy of ribbon!


I used spray adhesive on the fabric back. It’s great because it gives you some time to adjust it before it sets. I can also peel it off and wipe the cabinet clean if I want to go back to the wood, or switch out the background. I used the Fabri-Tak for the ribbon trim; because of it’s grosgrain texture, it didn’t want to adhere to the fabric, and I wanted it to set quickly. (My arms were tired and the pool was calling!)


I think it looks pretty snazzy….definitely added the Pizz-azz I was looking for. Especially considering it cost less than $10 and took 45 minutes! Do you jazz up your cabinets and bookshelves?

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  1. Krystal wrote:

    it looks so great!!! very impressive 🙂

    Posted 6.18.10 Reply
  2. Kelli wrote:

    Great choice. I have actually been on the look out for a larger scale of that print for wallpaper behind my bed. Not easy to find unless you want to pay a gazillion dollars a roll.

    Posted 6.19.10 Reply
  3. Jen Eaton wrote:

    Ohhhhhh it looks wonderful!

    Posted 6.21.10 Reply
  4. heather wrote:

    WOW! Where do you come up with this stuff?! You are crafty queen!!!!!!! I SOOO need to come see that gorgeous kitchen!

    Posted 6.30.10 Reply
  5. Amy Woods wrote:

    Ok, I am SO going to do that to my cabinet that has glass doors too! I have this table cloth that I love but its too small for my table so I'm going to slap up in my cabinet! Thanks for the idea!

    Posted 6.30.10 Reply
  6. Cutting straight is pretty hard but your cabinets look great! I've been wanting to do something like that to mine too.

    Posted 9.12.10 Reply
  7. Mariam wrote:

    Love your ideas 🙂

    Posted 7.5.11 Reply
  8. Mariam wrote:

    Love your ideas 🙂

    Posted 7.5.11 Reply
  9. Mariam wrote:

    Love your ideas 🙂

    Posted 7.5.11 Reply
  10. ruzzel01 wrote:

    Very creative. I took a lot here.

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    Posted 1.15.13 Reply