So on to what some of you have been waiting for...
*You will be needing some basic tools for this project. If you're lucky enough to own a jigsaw and a drill then you're in business. If not, then maybe you could borrow or rent one.
We started out with a sturdy, solid wood cabinet with a rectangular trim. I'm not sure how common this type of cabinet is, but you can take this tutorial and match it to fit the needs of your cabinet. It shouldn't be that different. For the full reveal click here
Here is what ours looked like
Step 1: We removed the trim which left a rectangle "shadow" of the shape. If you don't have this trim "shadow" then you will have to measure where you want your glass to go. I wanted our glass to fit right in the middle of the shadow, so when we put the trim back on, the glass would rest nicely in the shelf of the trim.
Then we drilled holes in all four corners of the rectangle shadow.
Step 2: My husband measured/drew a line right down the middle of the "shadow" because we wanted to be sure to cut a straight line and then put the trim back on later. Once the trim was back on there would be a little shelf for the glass to rest on when you turn it over.
Step 3: Cutting the door. My husband lined up the jigsaw into one of the holes pre-drilled in the corner. These holes help facilitate the jigsaw into your wood. Then he slowly cut on the line all around the rectangular shadow.
Step 4: Once the rectangle hole was cut out. We had to nail the old trim back on to it's original place. This was a little difficult.
Step 5: I didn't get a pic of this. But after we put the trim back on, I primed and painted the door. Once it was dry I turned the cabinet over spread a thin layer of window glazing on the backside of the trim and placed the glass onto the little shelf created by the overlapping trim from the front. I pressed the glass gently all around and allowed to dry over night. This is pretty heavy duty glue, but just to be sure we added a little bit more security on the back. With some more nails.
We got our glass cut to size, by taking the actual cabinets up to Lowes and having them cut each piece to the size of the specific cabinet. They were about $7 each. I also spray painted all my hinges with oil rubbed bronze, all new pulls.