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Cover that up

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Glass front cabinets are so pretty and can really open up a space, but it means there's a lot of pressure to keep everything behind that glass looking pretty, too.  If you have little kids in the house, you aren't the best at keeping  spaces perfectly tidy, or you just can't deal with the thought of this type of perfection, then glass front cabinets may not be the best option for you.  

We're working on a project right now and while we are trying to work with the cabinet manufacturer to replace the glass front cabinet doors, we're also exploring options to cover the glass without having to replace the entire door, which could add a fun detail to the kitchen.  If you have them in your space and you're ready to cover them up, here are some inspirational photo and ideas. 

These cabinets look gorgeous.  From what I understand, frosted windows are etched with acid to properly cloud the surface.  But for a faster, more economical change, it's worth checking out Decorative Films for films that can mimic the look without the cost.  {Photo Via Pinterest} or even Rustoleums Frosted Glass Spray.  Check out this blog post for some guidance.  

These cabinets look gorgeous.  From what I understand, frosted windows are etched with acid to properly cloud the surface.  But for a faster, more economical change, it's worth checking out Decorative Films for films that can mimic the look without the cost.  {Photo Via Pinterest} or even Rustoleums Frosted Glass Spray.  Check out this blog post for some guidance.  

Try replacing your glass front cabinets with mirrors.  They'll keep the space feeling open and light, but you won't have to have a perfect vignette behind the closed doors.{Via Houzz}

Try replacing your glass front cabinets with mirrors.  They'll keep the space feeling open and light, but you won't have to have a perfect vignette behind the closed doors.{Via Houzz}

Some inexpensive fabric from Joann fabric creates a whole new look for this space and conceals clutter like no ones business.  {Via Apartment Therapy}

Some inexpensive fabric from Joann fabric creates a whole new look for this space and conceals clutter like no ones business.  {Via Apartment Therapy}

Corrugated metal is an inexpensive material that can dramatically change the look and feel of your cabinets, and most importantly... hide that mess!! {Via Houzz}

Corrugated metal is an inexpensive material that can dramatically change the look and feel of your cabinets, and most importantly... hide that mess!! {Via Houzz}

You can always change out the glass inserts to a nice textured glass that conceals more of the clutter.  This allows you to keep the open feeling in your space without having the stress of maintaining perfection behind those cabinet doors.  I came across this blog post that did a rundown on some textured glass options.  Here's my favorite from the post.  

Love this "Crocodile Hide" pattern.  Such a great texture and really conceals the clutter.  {Via Kelly Morriseau}.  There are plenty of glass companies that mass produce these inserts (like this one). 

Love this "Crocodile Hide" pattern.  Such a great texture and really conceals the clutter.  {Via Kelly Morriseau}.  There are plenty of glass companies that mass produce these inserts (like this one). 

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