Fixing a cracked cabinet door

Let me preface this post by saying that this is a quick fix. This is not meant to be a permanent fix, but it is working great for us for now. We are by no means DIY experts and I encourage you to do your research before attempting to fix broken items in your home.

A quick and easy was of temporarilyy fixing a cracked cabinet door

One day about a month ago, J pointed out a crack in the door to our lazy susan in the kitchen. I have no idea how or when this actually happened, though I suspect that it’s my own fault because I frequently leave the lazy susan open.

A quick and easy was of temporarilyy fixing a cracked cabinet door

Ugly!!

MY LATEST VIDEOS
MY LATEST VIDEOS

Let’s take a closer look:

A quick and easy was of temporarilyy fixing a cracked cabinet door

A whole new door is simply not in the budget and likely won’t be a for a while. But we needed to do something about that pesky crack. Luckily, J is brilliant and came up with a nice little quick fix in the form of these lovely mending plates:

A quick and easy was of temporarilyy fixing a cracked cabinet doorJ got to work drilling them into the place and I was happy to assist by holding the door in place so that the crack was a tightly shut as possible. My fixing skills are limited, so I was happy to even be able to assist.

A quick and easy was of temporarilyy fixing a cracked cabinet door

This is before I swooped in and “saved the day” with my magnificent cabinet-holding skills. Remember that time I tried to take credit for fixing things that I actually didn’t fix?

A quick and easy was of temporarilyy fixing a cracked cabinet doorJ ultimately ended up using 2 of the mending plates and I’m happy to report that the cabinet looks as good as new- there is a tiny shadow of a crack but you can only really see it if you’re looking for it.

A quick and easy was of temporarilyy fixing a cracked cabinet door Hopefully this will last for a decent amount of time- Eventually I’d imagine it will need to be replaced but we will definitely keep this quick fix in place as long as we can! This can totally be used for fixing a cracked cabinet door as well.

What quick fixes have you made lately?

Check out more the full project gallery and don’t forget to follow The Life Jolie on Pinterest for more great inspiration!

 

Newsletter

You Might Also Like

2 Comments

  • Reply
    Lori Vachon
    May 13, 2015 at 11:37 am We have an older kitchen and this tip may come in very handy! Thanks for posting! Lori Vachon recently posted...Fun Meal out with the Family and FREE Printable to Keep Kids BusyMy Profile
    • Reply
      Jessy
      May 13, 2015 at 11:58 am While I don't wish cracked cabinets on anyone, I hope that if you're ever in that situation, this post helps :)

    Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    logo