Sunday, May 17, 2009

Cottage-style Cabinets

I participated in Metamorphosis Monday for the first time last week. I had so much fun reading all the comments that were left on my post, that I decided to do it again! Last week, I shared my Goodwill chairs that I painted and covered for a completely different look for our guest house. Click here if you would like to see them.

This week, I want to share with you the old cabinets from our kitchen makeover that we re-used for our guest house.

Here they are…

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They used to have ugly doors on them like this…

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I wanted to have a cottage feel to our guest house, so I asked my husband to make me some new doors. And this is what he made…


He used bead board for the middle and poplar wood for the trim. I wish I could show you pictures of the steps he took to make them, but he made them before I could get out to the garage to take pictures.

He used hidden hinges to attach them to the old cabinets and then painted them white.

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Then he hand-made some drawers out of 1/2 inch birch plywood and bought the drawer kit (you know, the metal bar that the drawer rolls on) at Lowe’s for about $7.00 each.

Then we added the black hardware and wha-la!

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Now, you may notice the beautiful tile countertop my husband installed, and you can see more pictures of it here.

If you would like to see other amazing transformations, click on the picture below.

Hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.

Have a great Monday,



  1. I LOVE your cabinets!!! Gorgeous!

  2. It's beautiful ! We just remodeled out kitchen and love the outcome !
    Hugs ~ Kammy
    p.s. isn't it nice to be blessed with a handy hubby ?

  3. You guys did a great job on the counters and cabinets. I love the black and white together, especially with the beadboard. We also have a guest suite, in our basement. It was built for my parents who are now in assisted living. The cabinets came from my BIL's kitchen remodel and are the oak strip/laminate type. We plan to redo the doors too and your photos are an inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Oh very nice. I really like the bead board look!

  5. I think I want to live in your guest house. The cabinets look fabulous and the counters are just beautiful. Love it all. Hugs, Marty

  6. Those look great! I used those same pulls in my cottage style kitchen.

  7. Wow! Really pretty. Your husband must be pretty handy to have around.

  8. Your husband is a keeper! It looks wonderful.

  9. Love it! You wanted cottage and you def. achieved that! What a wonderfully talented hubby you have. The tile is beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Barb

  10. I love those cabinets Tracy, your hubby is very talented and the countertops too, they are so striking. Cindy

  11. Very inviting... Your guests are lucky... but don't make it too comfortable... your guests won't want to leave! Hehehe
    ~Really Rainey~

  12. Lovely cabinets. Enjoy them. It's so nice to meet you~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  13. Hot, Hot, Hot! Job well done! Very creative. Come by to see my transformation! If you like what you see, please subscribe to my blog in the right hand column. Just hit the word "Follow" and stay updated on lots of great tips!

  14. Hi Traci, what a cute blog! You seem like such a sweet girl. I will have to follow your blog from now on! I love the cabinets and how cool that you have a guest house!!! I also checked out the Goodwill chairs from last week's Met Monday and they are gorgeous! What a vision you had for those babies. I'm still learning to think outside the box, but blogging has helped tremendously! Kim

  15. Oooh, really likin' this!! I want to redo my cabinets without spending a fortune. Totally bookmarking this page!

  16. * The first comment above, from "DAWN", said "I love your cabinets"... I AGREE, and I'LL add: "I love your husband"!!! Happy smiles!!!

    Linda *

  17. Traci, I cannot believe I "found" you while blogging! I just started a blog ( to share news of our adoption with friends and family, but happened upon "between naps on the porch" which brought me to you! It's been quite a while since Crosspoint! Glad to see you are doing well. Danny and I have three kids of our own, and we are in the process of adopting a little boy, Asher, from Uganda. If you get a chance, check out our blog and leave me a note. It is so good seeing you again! God's blessings! And I love the cabinets!

  18. I love the new/old cabinets. I love the beadboard look.

  19. Amazing carpentry work! I wish that My hubby had such talent!


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