Fabric Cupboard Doors (??)

Remember the cupboards that we scored at the Restore last year?

lower cupboards before

I just love how practical they are.  But, I’m also slightly embarrassed to admit that we’ve been using them for almost a year without any doors or drawer fronts on them!  (Except the one that came with drawer fronts…  Hallelujah!)

Every time I stop in at the Restore, I check their supply of drawer fronts and doors.  I know that eventually the right size will come in.  The cost savings is worth the patience to wait…

But, as we wait for the perfect doors, I thought it was time to do something with this space.  Open cupboards in this situation isn’t my preference!

The drawers on the top presented my biggest challenge.  Having to slide over a curtain to open the drawer was not going to work for us.  So, here is my unorthodox solution…

fabric door

…a curtain AND a pull!

I sewed a normal curtain with a header – out of painter’s drop cloth.  The bottom was hemmed, but I just ripped the edges and left them raw.  I like that look and it makes it less bulky on the rod.

I measured the center point and cut a little hole in it and tried to insert a grommet.  (I discovered that I only have half of the grommet apparatus, so I have to get a few more supplies when I go to town…  Let’s just pretend that I actually have a completed grommet in it, O.K.?  Thanks…)


My husband attached a scrap board on the drawer front.  We attached the curtain to it, and then the antique drawer pull.


antique pull

I just love how the old piece of history nestles into the fabric…

lower cupboard keeper


And voila!  No more pans to see!


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  1. I think the fabric looks lovely! Putting the pull on top is a very nice accent. I wouldn't have thought of that. I don't even think you need solid doors. Very cool!

  2. You are so clever, my friend…and I love how the rest of the world is discovering that about you…wish I could come over for tea.

  3. What a creative idea! I love the fabric – drop cloth curtain! Great job! Thanks for becoming a new follower to my blog. I'm a new follower of yours as well!

  4. Brilliant! As soon as I saw the drawers I wondered how you were going to tackle that without being a total nuisance everytime you open a drawer. You certainly solved the problem practically and it is pretty at the same time. I stopped by from MMS furntiture feature Friday.

  5. I love these fabric doors~ so sweet! They add so much charm! Would love for you to share this at Feathered Nest Friday sometime!

  6. Very clever- what a difference! The pulls were a nice touch. I'm a new follower 🙂

    Please stop by- I'm having a pet portrait give away!

  7. What a clever solution! A great way to keep the functionality while making it look pretty! I'm off to check out the rest of your cute blog….

  8. So pretty–what a great idea. I love that you used natural/neutral fabric–your photos are excellent! Have a great weekend.

  9. How absolutely fantastic!! They look charming and add so much character as well as function. I love the little pulls. Super clever! Thanks so much for coming over this week and linking up to Inspiration Friday! 🙂

  10. so smart, really trendy with the painter's cloth. I love this look!!!! Thanks for linking up with VIF!! xo Debra

  11. That looks so great! I don't know if I'd want the door/drawer fronts after all!


  12. That looks so pretty! I'm not sure that I'd put doors on them!

    I've also been stalking your header! 🙂 You just changed it…I was trying yesterday to mimic yours!

    Thanks for linking!

  13. I love how this looks! I have a few like this in my classroom…just not as cute! 🙂

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! 🙂

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  16. I have the same situation going on with my cabinets and I LOVE this DIY! The curtains and the grommlet, I understand but could you tell me how you made the rod? I am now following you on Pinterest!

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