This may have been the easiest yet most rewarding DIY project that I have ever undertaken. We decided to cover our gross beige cabinets with paint samples. Paint sample decorating - so easy and so FREE! That was the best part. As long as you feel comfortable going into a hardware store and awkwardly swiping stacks and stacks of paint samples, you're all set. Actually, we did have to buy the tape (blue painter's tape - $3.50) that we used for the project, but that was because we didn't have any other tape in our apartment.
We used paint samples from three different hardware stores and painter's tape for easy an easy take-down when the time comes.
We had the brilliant idea (after the first two cupboards were already completed) to film some of the process. Here is a short video that shows the evolution of the final two. Also, the final outcome is a bit different for what you will see in the video - I decided I didn't like the last panel the way it came out the first time so I ended up changing it a bit - you'll see.