I’m exhausted & so glad it’s done—my cabinet facelift complete!  I worked on these all weekend and I must apologize for the number of pics I’ve posted—just wanted to make sure and cover all the angles!

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Anyway,  I’m just getting old and feeling it or I need to kick it in high gear and work this hard more often. I was pooped after finally finishing up my kitchen cabinet facelift project.  I told the man (Boo) that I wouldn’t ever repaint kitchen cabinets and he looked at me and said, “oh yeah right”!

Let’s start with these litte add on’s….I had found these little trims one day while carousing my favorite hardware store.

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They were just so cute that ideas started flowing.  I decided to buy some to add some dimension to some of my cabinet doors.

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what I wanted,


once I cut to size, I sanded and glued ’em down in place, and stained them.

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removing cabinet doors~

Once I had started removing all the cabinet doors I found that the cabinet above the stove area was a perfect to leave open (w/out the cabinet doors) and showcase some awesome pieces…like my milk glass collection!


I have an antique fenton milk glass cake stand collection that are in the hobnail, lattice & ruffled pattern.  I love them. They’re all gifts from Mr. Boo!  So I decided to color the inside of that cabinet space in a contrast color that would make the pieces “pop”.  Terra Cotta was the color I chose.

Once I placed them all together with some of my other “white” glass pieces—I fell in love.

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before look~

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lower part painted—see the change?


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the little wood detailed carving I added to the “faux drawer” under the stove area! What do you think?


I chose brass knobs & pulls!

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These brass pulls that I inserted numbered tabs out of cardstock and I rubbed with antiquing ink for a vintage-y look.




I also mixed some ceramic knobs in “aloe” tones to compliment the island color


and chose not to put any pulls or knobs on the top cabinets- just didn’t want it too cluttered and to take away from the basic white I had going on.


I also FINALLY got my little measurements table up on the inside of one of the cabinet doors!

final look~



I love, love, love the new look and it’s WAY brighter and cheerful in there. Doesn’t that make for a happier cooking space?



My cabinet facelift is COMPLETE!!! Only thing needed for this kitchen makeover to be completely finalized is wall color!  Next task picking colors~

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