cabinet doors from fabric
If you have a bathroom
or kitchen with cabinets that look well worn, you can remove
the cabinet doors (and save them for when you are feeling
ambitious enough to paint them!)
and make simple fabric covers for your cabinet spaces instead.
First, you want
to measure the size of the windows. You will want to add 2"
in the height and a few extra inches in the width, depending
on how you want the fabric to lie across the opening. You
will use that as your template. You can use all kinds of fabric
for the fabric doors, and a salesperson will be able to help
you determine how much fabric you need based on the fabric
Be sure that you
pre-wash your fabric if you want to be able to wash them later
if they get dirty or dusty.
You will want to
hem the two sides at 1/2". Then, you will want to hem
to top and bottom using a 1" hem, so you have plenty
of room for a small curtain rod to go through.
At your local hardware
store, you can buy either doweling or small diameter curtain
rods. You can fasten them to the outside using one of a cariety
of fasteners, from the simple and inexpensive to the truly
glam. Then, with a drill or screwdriver, fasten the rod on
one side, feed the fabric door through the rod, and fasten
the other side.
Now, to use, simply
pull to one side or the other to use.