Saturday, December 17, 2011

Kitchen Cabinets Updated With Moulding

As you may or may not recall, we had some water damage in our kitchen caused by our dishwasher.  Unfortunately, with our high deductible and a lot of insurance mumbo jumbo, we weren't left with a lot of money for repairs.  But, I'm not complaining!  We made the most of our estimate!  We found a great deal on flooring and were able to update our cabinets with moulding.  The process was long, but worthwhile and I'm excited to show you the updates that were made!

Before pictures of our cabinets.  As I mentioned before, they were my least favorite thing in the house.  I can remember second guessing myself after we put in our offer for the house knowing that the ugly cabinets were apart of the deal!  I'm only kidding!!

Our friend came over with his Skilsaw and made all the cuts for moulding and flooring.  While my husband and I did all the painting.

And now!  What a difference a little moulding makes, eh?!  We decided to keep handles/knobs off of the doors.  The cabinet doors have grooves underneath of them for easy opening. 


I love the barn door inspired cabinets.  I initially saw the idea while browsing Pinterest.  Then clicked my way over to Lisa's blog, A Vintage Vine for all the details.  I can't thank Lisa enough for the inspiration!  She has such a beautiful blog.  Her taste and her home are incredibly gorgeous!  


Although we painted the cabinets, the wall colors remained the same.


Once we updated the cabinets, the old rug no longer seemed to work in the space.


I purchased this jute rug and I couldn't be happier!  It fits the space nicely.


I also changed out the curtains.  I made simple window treatments, but sewing them proved to be a little difficult.  I am amazed that they came out even in length.
 

The previous curtains were my first attempt at sewing and it showed. ; ) The curtains were actually made from a sheet set.  I used the pillowcases for window treatments in my laundry room as seen here.


I almost went with this fabric for the curtains.  As much I liked the fabric, it didn't work for the kitchen.



All the plates on the wall were purchased at thrift stores.  You can see the inexpensive way I hung them on the wall here.

A plate holder also doubles as a place to keep my cutting boards.  Laminate counters scratch easily, having the cutting boards nearby helps to prevent further scratches.

I really hoped to add some type of open shelving to this empty wall.  I even found a trio at the thrift store for a great price!  But once my husband helped me hang them on the wall, the shelves made the room look cluttered.  So they came down!  All the ceramic pitchers I've been collecting over the last few years to display on said shelves are now being stored in the cabinets.  Makes me so sad.

I purchased the chair prints from West Elm a couple of years ago.  I found an inexpensive frame at Ross to display them in.  The planters on the shelf were 49 cents each, at IKEA.

The cabinets extend to the ceiling.

I use my small stepladder to reach the contents as needed.

I'm so glad to be done with the kitchen.  We're very happy with the final results!  I think Bella is too!  Thanks for being patient with me as we updated our kitchen.   

*A huge thank-you to Beth @ Home Stories A2Z, Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Stephanie Lynn @ Under the Table and Dreaming, Home Dzine and Kristi @ Addicted to Decorating for featuring my kitchen on their blogs!

**Click here for a few updates to this post.

112 comments:

Latoya @ The Scott's Crib said...

Everything looks gorgeous! I love your kitchen:)

Katherines Corner said...

Beautiful! I love the black and white together too. Happy Pink Saturday. Hugs. P.S> please stop by Katherines Corner and add your lovely blog to my new blog list page ( if you haven't already) and don't forget to enter the Tis The Season Giveaway it ends tonight.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Oh Brandi, your kitchen looks fantastic. I knew it would. Now you have a beautiful place to create your yummy meals. Love the cabinets, and the sleek look. Nice job my friend.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Brandi your kitchen looks FABULOUS! I love the soft color pallet you chose!

Bonnie said...

I love the updates! Such a nice clean space and the color contrasts are wonderful!

Miss Molly Compton said...

Wow! I cannot believe this transformation, I'm hoping to buy a house in the new year and after seeing this I certainly won't be put off by ugly old kitchens.

Late Bloomers said...

WOW! Looks awesome!

Any mitre tips? I am really wanting to do some molding projects, but mitres scare me

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Brandi,

Your kitchen is absolutely gorgeous! I love the 'new' cabinets and love the barn door touches too. (Lisa's is one of my fave blogs too)

Well done!!

Pam

Bev said...

Brandi, everything looks beautiful! You did an amazing job. What a difference the moulding made. I know that you're happy with the results!

Pattie said...

Brandi, everything is fabulous. You guys did such a great job.. Love the backslash and well the whole thing... Looks like you baby loves it too.. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Pattie

Karen said...

Brandi your kitchen looks amazing, I knew it would be great. I love the barn inspired doors and hardware. It just looks gorgeous, you guys did a beautiful job.

Sherry said...

Um, yeah, these look 100 times better! I totally need to do this to my boring, flat paneled kitchen cabinets. Thanks for sharing!!!

Allison@FabRehab said...

Love, love, love, love. Honestly, it couldn't look better. Awesome job!

pam {simple details} said...

Wow, Brandi! What an amazing job you did, it's just beautiful! So fresh and clean!

Dr. Reginia said...

The updates are just delightful. The cabinet updates really set things off nicely. I am really loving the back-splash.

Mimi said...

Wow!!! Looks like a different kitchen. Was your backsplash done tile by tile or did it come on a mesh piece and you just added the grout. I've been wanting a backsplash but haven't seen anything I particularly liked.
We have that same table. I have been dying to paint it..hmmm. Maybe in the new year.

Great job!

René said...

Wow! Adding the molding completely changed the look of your kitchen. It looks very custom now. Great job!

Jen said...

It looks fantastic! That kitchen is so beautiful. I would definitely love cooking in there.

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

Such an inexpensive way to create what seems like a totally new kitchen!

WOW!


Mr. Goodwill Hunting

Richard Cottrell said...

Sometimes good things come out of bad. Love the big yellow baby, I wish I could give a rub. Sissy sends doggy kisses. Hope you are getting ready for Christmas. Oh yes, I like the X's. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Noelle said...

Brandi your kitchen looks gorgeous!! I love the new molding and the barn door inspired cabinets! I like your new rug too! You have great taste!!!

Erika Ward said...

Whoa, what a transformation!! Your plan was well thought out and executed...and it shows! Love the barn door detail and your decision to remove the hardware. You totally took lemons and made a delicious lemonade.

Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm looking forward to reading your other posts!

Tanya said...

Well yay for wonky dishwashers! Great transformation. Love love the cabinets!

Julie Harward said...

It is so wonderful to see something good come from something bad! Everything is really beautiful Brandi, you must be over the moon! ;D

Cow Pies & Mud Pies said...

Brandi~it all looks GREAT! I love how those cabinets were transformed. Do you want to come to KS and work on my kitchen???? {grin}

Candace said...

Brandi, it is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous! You did such a nice job turning a bad situation into something beautiful and inspiring.

Carli said...

Brandi it looks AH-MAZING! I love it! The molding adds so much character to your kitchen and I'm super jealous of all of your cabinet space! Just beautiful! The floors look great as well!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Wow! Your kitchen redo look fabulous! Love what you did to the cabinets. The green step ladder is adorable! I know you're happy with the results. Looks like a brand new kitchen!

mrshinesclass said...

Your kitchen turned out beautifully. I love the cabinets!

Sharon

ReFresh ReStyle said...

It looks a amazing! I love it all, where did you get that rug? It looks great!
Debbie

Sing said...

Love the choices you made in your kitchen, it was truly beautiful.

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

When life serves you "mumbo jumbo" throw it right back at them. Brandi your kitchen looks fabulous I love the barnstyle doors and all of your details :)

Mrs. Chic said...

I love the after! The kitchen looks so much better with the new molding, like brand new cabinets!! I also loved how you decorated everything and the new rug, perfect! :)

Ashlyn said...

Love the new look of your kitchen. Your hard work payed off, it looks so beautiful!

Nike said...

Brandi - HOLY COW!! Where to even start ... FAVORITE PROJECT EVER! Your cabinets are incredible--I mean amazing! I am in real danger of over-using exclamation points, but seriously ... the before and after is unreal. They look completely custom and brand new and I love the no-hardware look. Bravo ... bravo girl. I have some major DIY envy here (heheheh). LOVE IT.

HALLELUJAHS by Holly said...

Brandi! I had to make time to come to your blog because as I was quickly scanning my Google Reader (but not having much time to stop and admire), I noticed all of your awesome projects popping up! I am loving your kitchen and all the fun things you've been sharing....recipes, holiday decor. I am just in awe girl. Way to go. I am just wishing I had more time to address some of the same to dos on my list. Possibly in the new year.

Cheers to you and the progress you are making. Must feel amazing!

Merry Christmas to you and the fam! Thanks for checking in at Hallelujahs! You are such a faithful friend!

xo,
Holly

Shades of Summer said...

Brandi! What a fantastic job! Your kitchen needs to be in a magazine!!! It is absolutely awe inspiring! Fabulous job!!!!

natasha {schue love} said...

Your kitchen looks amaaazing!! Great job girl!! :)

Pamela said...

It looks fabulous! I know you put a lot of work into it and it paid off big time!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Brandi,
What a fabulous kitchen you have now! I love every detail, and yes, the molding on the cabinets makes such a huge difference! You did a great job on the curtains, and your plants looks great on the fridge in your white pottery.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Brandi, what a huge difference that trim made on your cabinets. The whole kitchen looks great!

Shelia said...

Hi Brandi! Oh, I love your kitchen - it's beautiful! Every inch is so beautiful!
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

samaa @ Honey Sweet Home said...

Brandi your kitchen looks AMAZING! I can't BELIEVE those are the same cabinets! You did an incredible job, what a transformation! Moulding makes a world of difference :)

Tina said...

Your kitchen cabinet transformation is absolutely wonderful!

Visiting from WOW us Wednesday.

Chatty Chics said...

Wow! The moulding makes a huge difference! Thank you for sharing! Great job!
Melody
ChattyChics.com
PS Would you mind sharing this over at my place today with my group?

Mama Sue said...

Your kitchen is stunning! We remodeled ours last year and have really enjoyed it!

A Vintage Vine said...

Brandi, your kitchen is wonderful, you barn door cabinets are perfect! Thanks for the shout out, you know I love you blog too! Have a wonderful Holiday!

special 'k' said...

It is beautiful. I love how fresh the black and white look. I am so glad I found your special place here. Thanks for sharing. I will follow on my way out so as I would love to visit again. I hope you will find the time to come visit my place again soon. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and I look forward to engaging and supporting your blog in the New Year. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Sherika Lovett Alston said...

Oh Brandi, your kitchen is gorgeous! Awesome job!!! Now can you and your husband come do that in mine!? :)

Michelle Johnnie said...

Looks FABulous!!!!!!

Erin said...

Brandi, the kitchen looks FANTASTIC!! It is so fresh and modern. Amazing job!! :)

the vintage hare said...

Your kitchen turned out awesome! You are motivating me!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

The molding really dressed up the cabinets and made them look expensive. Great job!

Ms.JayQue said...

This is AMAZING. I'm thinking of doing something similar with mine. Thanks for the INSPIRATION!

Jean @ Flower Hill said...

Your cabinet transformation is gorgeous! Love those moldings!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I love the kitchen Brandi! The molding adds so much!! Thanks for linking, happy new year :)
XO
Kristin

Marianne@Songbird said...

Coming over from Rhoda.
Wow that looks like a brand new kitchen. Great job! Makes me want to attack my kitchen too :-)

Aimee from ItsOverflowing.com said...

Amazing Kitchen! I’m excited to blog with you in 2012!!! I’m hosting a party and would LOVE for you to link up!!! XO, Aimee

Overflowing with Creativity

delightfuleclecticabode.com said...

Wow! Your kitchen is amazing and you are creative! I found you on Rhoda's blog! These link parties really help to discover all the wonderfully creative people in blog land!

I am amazed at the before and after pictures and really impressed how you creatively used what you have. You are one TALENTED lady. Glad I discovered you and I WILL be back!

~Sandy

linda said...

Stopping by through feature on Homes Stories ... congrats on the feature! You did an amazing job on such a limited budget. I'm impressed and inspired!

Linda

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

So great. I love, love, love the barn door inspired cabinets too. Such great work! Congrats on being finished. :) Happy New Year!

Dixie Sargent Redmond said...

I pinned one of your pictures to Pinterest with the note "this blogger did an awesome job updating her cabinet doors". A woman after my own heart! Thank you!

Dixie

Carli said...

Congrats on your feature at my uncommon slice of suburbia!Once again, your kitchen looks amazing!

Erin~Just*Grand said...

Your kitchen turned out so beautifully! I love the moulding and the rug. Great job! I am following you now to see what else you come up with!
Erin

Elaine said...

Great makeover! New to your blog. Looks fab!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Brandi,
You did an amazing job with your kitchen. I just love the moulding, what an elegant touch. I would love it if you would link this fabulous post to our What's It Wednesday linky party. I hope you can join us.

Paula
ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

Comeca Jones said...

Totally beautiful!!!!!!!!!

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Help! Mama Remote... said...

This looks fab! What a wonderful job you all did.

The DIY Show Off said...

WOW, Brandi! You did an amazing job - everything looks gorgeous! The cabinets are awesome! Thanks so much for sharing! ;)

Roeshel

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

The molding made an AMAZING difference! What a beautiful kitchen! Great Job :) Love that jute rug by the way.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Looks wonderful- what a great makeover!! Would love for you to share at Feathered Nest Friday sometime too!

Ali said...

I found my way here by way of Better After (my flat cabinets are in major need of a lift) and I have to say: you have the best blog title ever. Takes me back to the summer of '87, me and my sisters riding in the back of our family's yellow Oldsmobile station wagon, The System blasting on the radio.

Andrea @ Decorating Cents said...

Looks good. The molding on the cabinets changed the look dramatically.

Mel said...

What an amazing difference the molding has made! Looks brand spanking new. I love the smaller cupboards above the larger ones.

Green Willow Pond said...

Beautiful! What a difference moulding makes. I too redid my cabinets adding moulding and beadboard wallpaper. I love the results! I haven't quite finished them, but if you want you can get a sneek peak at them here: http://greenwillowpond.blogspot.com/2011/09/no-turning-back-new-looking-countertops.html

The Inspired Nest said...

This seriously looks like a new kitchen! I think this is one of the best makeovers I have seen in a long time! Just gorgeous!
Lacy

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

If I had a dishwasher, I'd hope that it broke and flooded MY kitchen - LOL! You certainly took the 'lemons' and made 'lemonade' -- this is just beautiful. The cabinets are my favorite -- I hate mine too -- awful, 70's laminate and I hope to someday paint them and add moulding to update. Lovely choices for the curtains and the rug too.

A. M. Knight said...

Love your kitchen!!! Question: Your counter tops are fantastic -- WHAT KIND ARE THEY? Love the colour too:) Pretty sweet curtains. Thanks for the inspiration.

Brandi said...

A.M. Knight- Thanks for your visit! The counter tops are laminate.

A. M. Knight said...

I am shocked that the counters are laminate --- looks so beautiful and love the chunky edge. What brand/colour are they?

Email Me!! said...

Brandi your kitchen looks amazing! You guys did a fabulous job on the cabinets. Every element works together wonderfully.

Keeping it Cozy said...

What a gorgeous update! I love that you took the existing cabinets and made them look fantastic.

grammypink said...

You have my kitchen cupboards and I am in Cali. Have new floor and stainless sink and 3 way spray faucet, countertops,dishwasher (moved fridge to make room, and really didnt have money to repalce cupboards (solid wood from 1950's) but now I know what another choice is,was thinking of covering with waines cotting,now I have another choice,thanks they came our great.

Kim @ Plumberry Pie said...

WOW! that moulding really transformed those cabinets! looks fantastic. Just started following along!

Zefi said...

Fantastic job! LOVE the new look. I am struggling with how to rennovate my kitchen.

Tricia said...

Your kitchen is beautiful! Love the x's on the doors : o )

Jackie said...

Talk about sparing the planet and not throwing out a bunch of wood!!! Great Idea!!!

It looks Great.

Meari said...

Your kitchen makover looks great. Could you tell me what kind of trim you used for the cabinets?

I like your plate hanger idea, too.

Suzanne said...

Fabulous redo! Your kitchen has 10 fold more interest now. It's like eye candy. Love how you decorate too. Simple but striking and love the new carpet.

Renee Maher said...

Love the moulding on the cabinets! I want to do this to my 1980s laminate cabinets. What did you use to attach the moulding? Thanks!

Brandi said...

Hi Renee, thanks for your visit. The moulding was attached with a nail gun, then covered with caulk. Should you have anymore questions email me. donotdisturbthisgroove@yahoo.com

Lindsey said...

Brandi- I found your blog through pinterest. We are looking to do a similar kitchen cabinet upgrade (we have flat panel cabinets too). What kind of moulding did you use for the cabinets? We are not sure what kind to buy. Thanks so much for sharing!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Now that is a kitchen that makes cooking in a JOY! LOVE the trim you use. I wish I would have done that to my old cabinets. I bought quarter round trim and attached it to my doors about 3 inches in from the edge of the doors. Then painted the cabinets white. I am getting so many ideas from your blog. You make me want to tackle my half bath now and remove that wallpaper. I have never heard of bead board wallpaper... Gotta get some of that.

Please tell me where the thrift store is that you find some of your amazing items. LOVE those plates.

Shavonda said...

Seriously!! How have I not seen this before! They look absolutley amazing! Great job!

Emily A. Clark said...

Brandi, that molding made an amazing difference! I'm so glad you shared this. Thanks for linking up :)

Katja @ Shift Ctrl ART said...

What a terrific upgrade to the cabinets. I am totally in love with the two that have the crosses. That makes it look so unique and wonderful. Love your dog.

Pam Jackson said...

WOW....what an amazing change. Awesome job. I painted mine yrs ago cause they were that cheap builder grade stuff and it made a big difference. ....but lately I have been looking at them and wondering what I could do now....thanks for an idea, I might give it a try.

Tabitha said...

Wow!! What an amazing transformation! My kitchen, sadly, looks identical to your before pictures. I have a question, how many lengths of moulding did you have to purchase? Oh, and I love that your left the drawers plain! Thanks!!!

Tabitha
tabithamterry@gmail.com

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your kitchen is totally amazing. I love your molding and your accessories are so perfect too. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Amber said...

your kitchen looks so beautiful!

Lisa Hamel said...

I found you on Emily's round up. Your kitchen is so beautiful!

Your cabinet solution turned out beautifully, and I love that it enabled you to revamp your kitchen at so little cost and no waste. Way to go chic, cheap, and green!

My tiny master closet post was also featured. Swing by if you get a chance! http://thebloggingquestion.blogspot.com/2013/03/working-with-small-master-closet.html

Lisa @ http://mysuperbia.blogspot.com/

Jean Leonard Cox said...

Hi, I have a similar kitchen layout
and am always excited to see what some one else has done.
Love the curtain you made, too. I can never seem to find
a curtain/style at the stores that I like so I make them, too.
I'm not a sewing expert either!

Wonderful job you did and thanks for sharing your post.
Regards,
jean

Handbags*N*Pigtails said...

WOW! This is such a lovely and soothing space now! Isnt it funny how a problem can turn into such a good thing? Just over a year ago we had a fire in the kitchen of our 1860 home(while we werent home). Thanks to a neighbor the damage was minimal but we still had to endure weeks of our girls living elsewhere and a $5000 cleanup for smoke damage. The best part though? Although the kitchen didnt get "renovated" just putting white paint (over the red) on the walls was enough brightening up to make me appreciate what we (still) had and inspired me to get back into cooking so I could enjoy the space again.
You've done a lovely job!

dawn said...

Oh My dilly..I'm dieing here. yes. I am late to this party very late. your kitchen it gorgeous. As you can see I am slowly working my way through your blog and I am sure I am one of those annoying people who doesn't have a reply blog that you like...I'll work on it in a minute.

You are amazing Brandi, I shall now stalk your blog not just read it!

I just spray painted a basket and turned my self a fabby shade of espresso.....end of me getting my craft on for the year!

lynn said...

we are getting ready to tear into our kitchen and the trim is a great idea! beautiful job on your kitchen, brandi:)

kcasey41 said...

I know the post is a little old, but just wondering what moulding you used. Or even if you could share size detail information.

Brandi said...

Hi kcasey41! Thanks for your visit. I don't have much information about the type of moulding that was used because we didn't do the work ourselves. Our friend came over with a few samples and we chose what we liked best. I do know that it was purchased at Home Depot and is 2 inches wide. Hope that helps! Should you have any more questions email me at donotdisturbthisgroove@yahoo.com

SHERRY HART said...

Shut it!!!! You rocked that kitchen girl......I love the styling and how they turned out.

ssbutterfly01 said...

This looks great! Could you tell me how you hung the plates on the side of your cabinets? Thanks!

Brandi said...

Hi ssbutterfly01! The plates were hung using super glue and paper clips. You can read more about how I hung them here,

http://bet1975.blogspot.com/2010/10/paper-clips-to-plate-hangers.html

Thanks so much for stopping by. Should you have anymore questions email me at donotdisturbthisgroove@yahoo.com

Delano Doolgar said...

You did an AMAZING job! What type of primer and paint did you use? Did you put a polyurethane or something like it to protect them? How are they holding up (any chips in the paint etc?) Is the finish glossy or matte? Thanks for posting this...it is inspiring!!