Well, someone once thought they were gorgeous.
And if I’m totally honest with my white-cabinet-loving self…they still could be gorgeous in the right vintage kitchen – but not this one!
I bought these cabinets for $40 to go in the kitchen of the 1800’s house.
The first step in this kitchen was painting! I painted the existing tile and backsplash by using an oil-based primer and Dutch Boy Dura-Clean cabinet and trim paint in Ultra White.
Add in a new vinyl floor found on Craigslist for a steal of a deal…
Isn’t this corner cabinet just dreamy?
Now you’ve seen enough pictures to see the large, but long and empty feel of the kitchen. Where would you put the cabinets?
I waited for weeks to calculate where to put appliances once the walls were lined with base cabinets. (I wanted to leave the walls free of top cabinets to keep the open air feeling -and remember the house has a great pantry, mudroom in progress for extra storage.)
So…did you think of this?
The countertops that we installed and had to custom fit around the chimney and to the non-standard, hand-made cabinets in the sink corner is a whole other post…but are you ready for this?
Are you sure???
Hold your breath…
Drum roll please…
Yep – that’s the $40 cabinets turned into beautiful island. (Note to critics: Yes I realize in this picture the base trim and end-cap are not yet installed in this picture) For a great article on painting cabinets that last without chipping, etc go here to my friend Aimee.
Come back for more on the 1800’s house remodel coming soon. For now…I have a little boy’s 5th birthday to celebrate!!