Showing off your love for Notre Dame doesn’t have to be limited to just the game room in your home. If you are a true Notre Dame fan, you may be trying to figure out ways to showcase the Fightin’ Irish in your kitchen. Notre Dame branded items can get very costly, but you don’t have to go broke to enjoy your favorite team.
One of the easiest ways to do Notre Dame in your kitchen is to change out the hardware on your cabinets and drawers. You can get some nice hardware at Lowe’s. You can sometimes find green and blue hardware at Lowe’s. Green isn’t officially a Notre Dame color, but if you are planning to showcase The Leprechaun, the green will blend right in. While you are there, buy paint and clear coat that you can use to paint the hardware if you were unable to find suitable colors.
Another inexpensive way you can update your kitchen is to get blue towels. You can find these at Meijer, Walmart and sometimes Dollar General. If you have a little bit of extra cash, go online and order a few Notre Dame licensed towels to display in your kitchen.
If you want to paint your cabinets but don’t want to go all-out and get lost in a sea of bright blue, you can paint the cabinets white and add a few Notre Dame touches. The easiest way to add a touch of Notre Dame is to get a stencil of the ‘ND’ logo to use. You can use the stencil to create the logo on the drawer fronts and on the cabinet doors. Simply paint the stenciled area with blue paint and then draw an outline around it in gold paint after the blue paint dries. If you are really artistic, you can do The Leprechaun on some of the doors and drawers.
Another option you have is to use large Notre Dame stickers on the drawers and doors. If you do this, get some clear coat to put over the stickers so they don’t look out of place. Follow these instructions to apply the stickers:
- Paint the door or drawer with the base color.
- Apply the sticker while the paint is still wet.
- Let the paint dry and then paint the entire door or drawer with the clear coat.
- Allow the clear coat to dry before hanging the door or installing the drawer.