Budget Cabinet Makeover!!!

December 14th, 2011 in member junk     
gamecockchic gamecockchic, member
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After.  Lighter and brighter, these cabinets really opened the kitchen up.  The glass doors also made the kitchen look so much bigger.
Before.  As much as I love black cabinets, my kitchen is just too small to accomodate them.  They made it feel dark and cramped.
After.  Lighter and brighter, these cabinets really opened the kitchen up.  The glass doors also made the kitchen look so much bigger.

After.  Lighter and brighter, these cabinets really opened the kitchen up.  The glass doors also made the kitchen look so much bigger.


This is a little sampling of our kitchen makeover.  When we bought this house, the cabinets were the original stain with a gross coating of grease and dust.  I cleaned them as much as I could but they still looked icky so I decided to paint them.  Since I love black cabinets, that's what we went with but I soon realized that black cabinets are meant for really big kitchens.  Our kitchen is a good size but the black cabinets still make it feel dark and cramped.

Oh what a can of paint and a lot of work can do.  We replaced the cheap looking 2 inch molding with crown molding that I bought at the Habitat for Humanity Restore for 75 cents per foot.  My husband cut the center out of these cabinet doors and replaced it with plexiglass I bought at Hobby Lobby with my 40% off coupon.  I painted the hinges with satin nickel spray paint to match the handles and there ya go.  "New" cabinets!!!

The rest of the reveal is on the way.  I'm still making curtains so hopefully, this weekend this project will be complete. 


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, wood

Comments (11)

LloydsLandingofSears writes: The white cabinets with glass doors look antique and I love that you can show off so much with them by changing items with the seasons. Much better than black! ~Mary~
Posted: 5:41 pm on April 21st
gamecockchic writes: Junkredeemer, I am indeed a South Carolinian! We're in Lexington but have a log cabin down in the woods outside of Livingston. You may not be able to find that on a map:-), it's in Orangeburg County. Yay, I'm so glad to find another "Carolina girl" on here! Posted: 9:20 am on December 26th
junkredeemer writes: Hey Gamecockchic, I'm assuming you're a South Carolinia? Me too! Great kitchen re-do! I've been in a wonderful 125 y.o. farmhouse near Greer, SC for 2 years, still trying to get the time to re-do the kitchen, love this idea "on the cheap"! Graet work! Posted: 8:43 pm on December 25th
suewhitney writes: This made quite the difference...way to go!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 8:33 am on December 19th
junkermidge writes: Great makeover! The work you put into it paid off, because it now has a fresh, clean, inviting look. Way to go!
Midge Posted: 12:33 pm on December 18th
gamecockchic writes: Thanks for the positive comments, y'all. This project was certainly a labor of love. A lot of work with very high expectations for the end result. They actually turned out better than I'd hoped. I love this website, the ideas I get one here, and the people I've "met" on here. Ya know, you can learn a lot about a person by checking out their "junk". :) Posted: 3:38 pm on December 16th
gadgetsponge writes: Great transformation! Really big difference. Posted: 11:14 am on December 16th
MakinItHappen writes: I love your new and improved cabinets. They are gorgeous!!! Posted: 8:07 am on December 15th
sassycass writes: I really love what you did here. . love when people put glass door cabinets in there kitchen. I was recently thinking about doing that to mine. It does really open your kitchen up. . fab. job! Posted: 6:42 am on December 15th
chippingcharm writes: Your hard work paid off...looks great! Laurel Posted: 5:00 am on December 15th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes: Correct me if I'm wrong but you managed to flip dated cabinets into ones that look vintage! How cool! Great call on the white, love it!

Donna Posted: 11:55 pm on December 14th
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