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Burlap Insert Cabinet Door

Update plain cabinet doors with paint, burlap, and acrylic glass. This easy cabinet makeover will update a plain kitchen or bathroom.

 Azucar finished burlap door

Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

Few hours

Estimated Cost


Tools and Materials


  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Drill and 3/16- inch screw bit
  • Paint
  • Painter's tape


  • Gatehouse 64mm matte black arched cabinet pull, #227433
  • The Hillman group 12-count #8 nickel standard finishing washers
  • #8-1/2 Phillips-head machine screws
  • #8-32 zinc-plated hex nuts
  • Optix 1-ft x 6-in x 2-ft clear acrylic sheet, #78778
  • 3-1/2-ft x 3-1/2-ft garden burlap dupont, #119195
  • Valspar Signature colors: Cosmopolitan Olive, #5008-2C, New Black, #4011-1
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Step 1

Choose a color for your cabinet door. (We choose Cosmopolitan Olive.) Prime the plain cabinet door and apply two coats of paint. Allow paint to dry completely between coats and overnight after the final coat.

Step 2

Measure the inside of the recessed panel of the cabinet door. Have a Lowe's associate cut the acrylic sheet to the size of the cabinet panel.

Step 3

Cut a piece of burlap 1/2-inch smaller than the size of the recessed panel of the cabinet door. There will be enough burlap left for three additional inserts.

Step 4

 Flour burlap and acrylic cabinet door
Download and print the burlap door stencils in Spanish or English. Spell out words by taping the letters together on your work surface. Use painter's tape to attach the cut burlap over the word template. You should be able to see the letters through the burlap.

Step 5

To label cabinet doors with your favorite words, choose a font you like and print out the letters.

Step 6

 Paint letters onto burlap insert for cabinet doors

Using a small paintbrush, paint the letters onto the burlap. (We used New Black.) Apply additional coats of paint as necessary. Allow the paint to dry.

Step 7

 Screw burlap and acrylic onto cabinet door

Arrange the painted burlap on the cabinet door insert. Lay the acrylic sheet on top of the burlap. Measure 1/2 inch in from each corner of the sheet and mark. Drill a hole at each mark. Lay a finishing washer on the drilled hole. Screw a nut and bolt to each of the four corners to secure the acrylic and burlap in place.

Step 8

Drill carefully to avoid chipping or cracking acrylic. Use either a glass and tile bit or a new twist bit. Place a block of wood beneath the acrylic surface to keep the bottom edge of the hole from tearing, drill slowly, and avoid letting the bit tip sideways as you drill.

Step 9

Find the center of the bottom of the cabinet door and arrange the cabinet pull. Using a drill, attach the cabinet pull to the door.