Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Country Kitchen Cabinet Re-do

I received another email from a reader named Kim, which included these photos of her Kitchen. She said she was inspired by my "doorless" Kitchen cabinets. :-)

The first photo shows her cabinets BEFORE:




...and this second photo shows her cabinets AFTER:



I'm a big fan of keeping a lot of "stuff" off the countertop, and instead, having it displayed in an attractive way up above. I also like the fact that there is a contrasting color of paint inside the cabinets.

Great job Kim- it looks amazing!

28 comments:

Meredith said...

Wow she did a great job, I love it and I love the huge letter on the top of the cabinets! Thanks for sharing.

Sarah said...

That really does look great! I'm inspired and may have to try this someday!!!

Sarah

E said...

This is fantastic! Yours looked amazing too. Great job ladies!

Letti said...

That looks amazing.

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

I do like the open cabinets! My husband gets so nervous when I start talking about "things" to do to our brand new home. Like painting the island cream with a glaze, or yanking off our cabinet doors. So many opportunities to decorate! I also love her game board, very cool artwork!
~Misti

Susie Harris said...

I love it!!! I would love this look for my kitchen but I have too much junk so I need to keep the doors I guess... Thanks~

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Isn't it great when something you have done in your own home inspires others to do something in their own home? I so enjoy this myself. She did an awesome job! I love her displays, and as someone said, love the large letter on top.

Hey - have you heard anything back from HGTV? I'm sure you would have told us if so. I am sooo excited for you. I don't know you, but I "know" you from your blog. LOL Kinda like 6 degrees of separation. Keeping fingers crossed for you. Take care, Barb

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

Great transformation!

Donna & Cody said...

I just had my new cabinets ordered to go right up to the ceiling. I do miss the gap for those neat display opportunities for sure. I'm always searching for a place for neat stuff without cluttering up my countertops now. LOL

Nice job!

Donna

Susan S. said...

That's awesome! Usually open cabinets have a tendency to look overcrowded by I love the displayed look of these cubes. Your friend has a great eye for design. Happy new Year from Houston!

Chris said...

It is a terrific look , not as functional as closed can be but way better looking she did a great job, you have to be very disciplined to keep your purchases in check I bet , but if you have loads what a feature.
Chris

Layla said...

I gotta disagree with ya on this one Chris! :-)
I've found that my open cabinetry is even MORE functional than my old closed-door cabinetry was. The baskets in my open cabinets hold TONS of stuff, and keep it organized and accessible. The baskets wouldn't have fit if the cabinets had doors on them.

Layla

Deb said...

Thanks for sharing, I love her after.

Pony Girl said...

In my parents' old cottage, the kitchen had open shelving. It really changes the whole look. It really makes it almost a work of art. And often we have such great dishes and collectibles, it makes sense to display them and enjoy them!

ShoozieShoes said...

I love the open feel of the doorless cabinets! It makes the space seem so much bigger.

It reminds me of a beautiful 19th Century Italian Baker's Cabinet that is used for display and storage in an Anthropology store here in Plano. It is a huge thing with open shelves and drawers and cabinets down below. I go there just to look at it and wait for the day I win the lottery - and have a big enough space to put it in...

jen said...

Love it!!

Jen

Emily said...

Love your blog. Great pictures, I'm looking for ideas to re-decorate and your photos gives great ideas. Congrats on being listed in Blogs of Note.

V + N said...

Wow, just came across your blog and let me just say that I love old cottages. Keep it up.

Best.

ccps said...

I loved you're blog, congratulations

LuLu & Co. said...

I'm a huge fan. trying to decide if I can make this switch. I would love to but need to see what looks great displayed so cute! I'm in the process of organizing/decluttering my kitchen so maybe once I'm done i cant do this! THANKS FOR SHOWING THE INSPIRATION!
LuLU

Jay said...

Hey, greeting from Brazil!
Hope u can stop by mine one day as well...
Very nice blog, I love furniture, design, houses and so on...
See you buddy...

365 Letters said...

That looks great! Thanks for sharing! I love seeing what other people accomplish.

Donna said...

That looks fab! I love your blog and can't wait to watch you on HGTV (fingers crossed..........)

Donna said...

Love your blog and can't wait to see you on HGTV (fingers crossed....). I love the re-do - very inspirational. I am thinking of having my cherry cabinets white washed, but I am kinda chicken about it.

Ashley said...

This is gorgeous. I wish I had enough cabinet space for this!

Rachael said...

that is so lovely! unless you knew, you would never have guessed it was the same kitchen! very clever!

2busy said...

Beautiful! With a small kitchen, I don't know what I would do with all my stuff...

Kim said...

oh.my.gosh!!! I am just now seeing this! I saw the picture and thought, "Hey...that kind of looks like my kitchen....HEY! IT IS MY KITCHEN!" :o)

Thanks to Layla for her kitchen that inspired me to redo this bank of cabinets in my kitchen.

Thanks for all of the encouraging and complimentary feedback.

~Kim