Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Kitchen Renovation Part 5 ~ Our DIY Furniture Style Cabinets Out of Stock Cabinets

Hi everyone, we hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Welcome back to our kitchen renovation! If you are new to our blog and have missed our prior posts about our kitchen renovation, you might like to read Kitchen Renovation Part 1Kitchen Renovation Part 2Kitchen Renovation Part 3 ~ Putting Up The Walls, and Kitchen Renovation Part 4 ~ Our DIY Customized Microwave Cabinet Out Of A Stock Cabinet. As I mentioned in our previous posts, we were using our kitchen and trying to stay on a budget while renovating. So, although it would have been wonderful to complete everything at one time, we needed to complete our kitchen in stages. When we were planning our kitchen, I did a lot of perusing in magazines, books, and the internet to get an idea as to what would work for our kitchen. I liked the aesthetic as well as the functional aspects of drawer cabinets, as oppose to door cabinets. To get the look and function we wanted without the extra cost, we purchased stock cabinets and painted them white. We loved our new cabinets, but they needed a little extra something. I wanted a built-in look without the expense. When I saw this idea at Cuckoo 4 Design, I knew it was the perfect solution! So, we decided to extend the counter length (we made our own) past the end of the cabinets and add posts to give the base cabinets a furniture style look.



This is how the cabinets looked when we started.







While waiting for the cabinet paint to dry,
Chris hooked up our new dishwasher.



After the paint was dry, he added
pull handles to the drawers.



We purchased posts, and then Chris
cut the posts to fit the sides of the cabinets.
Then, he painted and added trim around the posts.


Perfect!

A simple, inexpensive,
solution that looks fantastic!
We will be back soon to
share our beautiful countertops!


Thanks for visiting Our Family Inspired Home!

18 comments:

  1. Love it! Love the cost, love the look, love it all! Way to get a designer look on a box store budget...I applaud your efforts!

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  2. Wow, white is the color I'd LOVE for my kitchen to be, and the drawer pulls are my favorite. Gives the cabinets a farmhouse feel. And adding the molding to the cabinets is genius!
    xoKathleen

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    1. We love the white, too. Our kitchen is so bright, now! And, we are really happy with the drawer handles and molding. Thank you, Kathleen!

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  3. It's looking amazing! Great job!

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  4. Those are the handles I want to change out in my kitchen! For what it's worth-jeannie

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    1. We love the drawer handles and I'm sure they will look great in you kitchen, thanks Jeannie!

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  5. Hi Sandy Your kitchen looks amazing and it is such a job so I think it's great to do it in steps. Great Job, Have a nice day and thanks for coming over my way too, Lisa at Concord Cottage

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    1. It is a lot of work, but so worth it, thanks Lisa!

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  6. Your kitchen is coming along so awesomely!!

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  7. Your kitchen looks really good already ! Love the handles especially :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Zakkiya, we love the handles too!

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  8. We used stock cabinets when we renoed our kitchen in our little cottage. It is so easy to do and the price is so budget friendly. Your kitchen is coming along quite nicely. Cathy

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    1. Oh yes, we agree, stock cabinets were a great choice! Thank you, Cathy!

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  9. Very nice! It makes me a little sick that I hired someone a long time ago to redo our kitchen, after discovering how feasible it is to install it ourselves.

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    1. Aw, that is a bummer, at least you know now for any future projects you may have, thank you so much Danielle!

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