Updating kitchen cabinets yourself
By the way, this is the original island – can you believe it? I really didn’t think the “before” island was so ugly until it was updated and I looked back at this pic! Remodelaholic is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Cassity started Remodelaholic with her husband, Justin, to share their love for knocking out walls together.
We added a new spalted maple top, corbels, new drawer pulls and the cabinet painter guy painted it black with copper glazing. I love that the top is longer now so I can pull up a bar stool (if I ever get one! We also had this little drop down door added beneath the stove. I love to wake up in the morning and stroll into the kitchen for a cup of joe! She is an interior designer, wife, and mother of two.
We had this cabinet built and used the granite remnant from where they cut out our sink.
I took this pic from the sink area so you can see our breakfast nook.It grips the IKEA hardware much better for less slipping and stripping as you assemble.You can get them online, and one is even included in IKEA's FIXA tool set.We used the 4' level and made small adjustments as we tightened the screws.This part of the process is a lot like every other IKEA furniture assembly, minus the Allen wrench.
That's a lot of work." Oh god, what am I getting myself into.