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~ Cottage Kitchen Cabinet Makeover - From Honey Oak to Old-Fashioned Red

When we bought our house, our kitchen was a standard 1990's kitchen, complete with standard honey oak cabinets. The cabinets themselves were in great shape, but I didn't care for the finish or the fact that they had no moulding or trim whatsoever. To say they were plain would be an understatement! So my husband and I went to work on them, determined to give them a new life! We added trim work which included crown moulding, rope moulding, and trim for the bottom of the cabinets. I then painted them red and antiques them to give them much needed personality. They turned out even better than I personally expected and are just the look the old-fashioned look I'm going for:)

Our goal: To give our cabinets a custom look without emptying our bank account!

Our biggest challenge: We knew *nothing* about carpentry or doing trim work. This was a major trial and error project for us!

Our greatest accomplishment: Working through all the problems we had getting the trim pieces to come together "just right" and learning a lot along the way!

{Please feel free to email me if you have any questions! twiceremembered (at) gmail.com}

Twice Remembered

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  1. A big bang for a small price!!!

    amy, Oct 28, 2009

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  2. I love love love this kitchen and how the old cabinets were utilized- the ultimate in "green remodeling".

    Ann, Oct 27, 2009

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  3. I love this project. It has inspired me to go ahead and do the transformation for my kitchen. I am going to be bold and paint my cabinets red also. Thanks for this project KIm.

    ! frugal queen, Oct 24, 2009

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  4. These cabinets are impeccable. They appear to be high end custom made and professionally installed.

    Deborah , Oct 19, 2009

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