DIY MDF Panelled Kitchen Cabinets

The MDF panelling on the kitchen cabinets is coming along so well.  It's time consuming cutting all the pieces and sanding the edges of them all, but I'm confident the end result will be worth it. 

I've finished the bottom cabinets and just had to share.

Here's a reminder of my boring old cabinets ...

Here is how they look now with the panelling and a coat of semi gloss bright white paint ...

I added a 5cm border of MDF panels around all the doors.  I also filled all the door knob holes and moved the knobs up in line with the panels.

For the drawers, I added a piece of MDF slightly smaller than the drawer so that it gave each drawer some depth.

I also cut and added lots of small panels around the base of the cupboards.  I love the effect this created.  It worked in so well with the new trim.

And there is my beautiful new Easter tea towel from my fav store, Bed Bath n' Table. :)

I also panelled the wall on the side of the dishwasher.  So much better. :)

So there you have it.  The first half of my DIY MDF kitchen cabinets complete.

Here's a little reminder of before and after ...

I'll hopefully get the top cabinets done this week. Then after a bit of decor tweaking I'll be ready to do a full kitchen reveal. So exciting! :)

x Julie


  1. Julie,
    I am lovin it already. I can't wait to see the whole reveal. I am really excited to see what you have done.

    1. Thanks Kris. It is coming along so well. I really disliked my kitchen, until now. :)

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks Anne. Can you believe all the cupboards were a salmon pink colour when we moved in. Such a huge difference.

  3. WOW! This is coming along beautifully! A really inspirational project, LOVE it!

    Judi in the UK

    1. Thanks Judi! I can't wait till its all finished. :)


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