Friday, December 23, 2011
Room for Improvement: Cabinet Doors
It's always a plus to save big bucks when decorating your home. So tonight, our makeover maestro, Martin Amado is here to show us how to make some simple one of a kind decorative items, and he's using what you'd least expect. Let's see more on Martin's Room for Improvement.
WSVN -- Martin Amado: "When it comes to our home, typically one of a kind items are the things that we treasure the most. It gets even better when we can say that we did it ourselves. So, on today's Room for Improvement we are back at the Habitat Restore in Ft. Lauderdale finding inspiration all around us for that special project."
Martin Amado: "There's more stuff over here."
Martin Amado: "All right, the hunting is over we are back at the workshop. I found this awesome bifold door and also this kitchen cabinet door and I'm going to show you what i can try this into."
Martin Amado: "Let's begin first with the bifold closet door. My idea is to turn this into a magazine rack or possibly even a towel holder for your bathroom."
Martin Amado: "With the two doors separated, now we can go ahead and fill any holes that you see here, where the hinges were, with wood filler."
Martin Amado: "I always recommend using a spray paint, that way the paint doesn't drip between the slats and it gives you even coverage."
Martin Amado: "Once the paint is dry, all we need to do is lean it up against the wall and we have an instant magazine holder by placing the magazines in between the slats.
Martin Amado: "Nice. This is perfect for a home office or maybe even your living room."
Martin Amado: "Now, we can move on to our second project and that entails using a kitchen door as a decorative wood panel behind a standard frame."
Martin Amado: "Go ahead and spray paint them both in black and that way it looks like its one cohesive piece once I put it all together."
Martin Amado: "I removed the arm so that I have a flatter surface on the back. I attached double-sided tape and now, we just glue it on the front of our door."
Martin Amado: "Beautiful. So we took a small frame, a beautiful kitchen cabinet door and now we have instant wall art that makes a bigger statement in the room."
Martin Amado: "So the question remains, how do I hang it? And the answer is attaching these hooks on the very back. One on each side."
Martin Amado: "You never know what your going to find or how you'll be inspired every time you come to the Habitat Restore, so come with an open mind, be creative and I think that's part of the fun process because these are the ideas that you can come up with. Both projects were less than ten dollars each. I love that and we made it ourselves. For Room for Improvement, I'm Martin Amado, I'll see you next time."
If you want a makeover for a minimum price, you can get in touch with martin by calling him at 305-576-HOME or 954-962-HOME or you can e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.