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Today in DIY Fridays: fabric backed kitchen cabinets, how to have a portable drawer, an old lamp gets a second life and two chests of drawers get revamped.

Fabric Backed Open Kitchen Cabinets – DIY on a Dime the Tutorial

Fabric Backed Open Kitchen Cabinets – DIY on a Dime the Tutorial

Fabric Backed Open Kitchen Cabinets – DIY on a Dime the Tutorial

We have previously brought to the blog articles and tutorials from . She’s a very good DIYer that shares all her projects with instructions and photos. She is very talented and handy and has been making several changes to her house decor.

Her latest project is a small one inside a big one: she has been revamping her kitchen and she decided to go from conventional closed upper cabinets to open shelved ones. She started removing the doors and covering the holes left from the hinges, made small repairs to them and prepared a fabric covered back for them.

The end result makes a huge difference to the overall kitchen as you can see in the above photo. Jump to the article to see all the before and after photos and read the tutorial. It’s a pleasure to read her tutorials as they are very well written and very detailed with photos of each step.

Portable drawer …. a box of second growth

Portable drawer .... a box of second growth

Portable drawer .... a box of second growth

IKEA Hackers is a blog where they transform and adapt IKEA products to either improve their appearance or functionality.

In this case they are giving a different use to the IKEA MOPE drawers. This way they are getting a portable storage box to carry with you around the house as you need it. Thanks to the handle, the box can actually be put away underneath a table when you’re not using it and it will not occupy any space.

It’s a very handy and practical idea and one that many people can find very useful. Go to the article to read all the instructions and see all the step by step photos.

Before and After Lamp Revamp

Before and After Lamp Revamp

Before and After Lamp Revamp

This article is about revamping a second-hand lamp. It was bought for 6 dollars (less than 5 Euros) in a thrift store. But it didn’t look very nice when bought. It looked very old and dated even though the shape was actually lovely.

After some sanding, spray paint and a new shade she got the result you can see above. It’s a great success for very little money and a very easy to do project.

Go to the article to see all the before and after photos and read all the instructions.

Before & After: Two Clever Cabinet Makeovers

Before & After: Two Clever Cabinet Makeovers

Before & After: Two Clever Cabinet Makeovers

And we finish today’s links with two chests of drawers makeovers.

The first makeover was inspired by the pattern of this fabric by Kat Webster. In this case they used a Z pattern to replicate the pattern made out of old magazine’s pages. The Zs were attached temporarily to the drawers and the space between them was painted white after preparing the surface.

The result is beautiful and changes completely the look of it. It looks more modern and dynamic.

The second makeover involved adapting a TV console and removing one of the drawers. A small metal screen panel was used as a cover and it allows ventilation for all the gadgets connected to the electric supply behind. The screen avoids seeing all the messy cables and wires inside.

A very simple and practical solution.

What do you think about today’s articles? Let us know in the comments.


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