Help - Glass door cabinets

Nonna2009February 1, 2013

I chose a patterned glass for my glass door cabinets in my recent kitchen remodel. I thought that it would give the illusion of glass, but not allow the things inside to show. I was wrong. You can see all the things inside the cabinets. Is there anything I can use to allow the light to come through, but obscure what's inside?

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I've seen people use something like rice paper (I think.) on the inside

But does it really bug you? Then again, I have a glass refrigerator....

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 11:10AM
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Sophie Wheeler

You can always go to Hobby Lobby and look at their Gallery Glass for the frosted glass paint and paint the back side of the glass. That would be a shame though. I think it looks fine though. It's so pretty, and would be even prettier with the right lighting. You need better in cabinet lighting that hides behind the face frame (LED tape) or to change to glass shelves. The lighting only the top shelf is what would bug me.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 11:28AM
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Annie Deighnaugh

you could look at window films that are applied to the glass to make them more obscure.

Here is a link that might be useful: window films

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 11:32AM
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Did you choose your glass inserts at the local glass shop? If not, stop by and have a look. Our local glass place is a bit of a hole in the wall, but it has a zillion samples. We actually took one of the doors with us and "previewed" the samples. They might also have suggestions on what you can do to your existing panels to get the look you want. I agree with holly's lighting suggestions, which will also help you get where you want to go.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 11:37AM
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can you get less bright bulbs-there must be something softer-those look like spotlights. It's asking for decorative stuff on the top shelf-do you have some colorful pieces to put up there: that would take the eye up and less emphasis to the lower 2/3.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 11:48AM
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You can also buy a frosted glass spray from a hardware store.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 11:49AM
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