Kitchen inspiration – Phase 2

The other side of my kitchen needed some tender loving so onto the next side I went.

BEFORE

My kitchen looked a little dated especially in comparison with the rest of the house. Here are pictures of the opposite side of my kitchen.

IN PROGRESS

Time to degrease and gut it out!

I wanted to remove that old hood range that was attached to the useless cabinets so out that went!

Just like the other side we needed to heighten the cabinets to the ceiling.

FINISHING UP

I also wanted the plate rack so thanks to Pinterest I found a DIY project on how to make your own plate rack. It was very easy it only took me about 3 days to complete.

AFTER

The custom drawer inserts I made following this DIY article!

The pots and pan pull out drawers I bought from The Container Store.

the bamboo pull out drawer

the chrome pull out drawer

The entire kitchen project took about 3 months to complete. That is considering the fact that my husband and I work full time jobs. It was plenty of late nights and long weekends, but it was worth it! ☺️

DIY Antique Barn Doors

DIY Antique Barn Doors

Hello!

So I wanted to share my DIY venture in creating and (basically) building two antique barn doors. In my last post I stated that my husband and I bought an older home (built in the 50’s) and although it was renovated/updated by this house flipping company it still needed our personal touch!

Originally there were outdoor patio sliding doors that separated the living room from another room/den (which I eventually turned into a man cave 🙂 ). The sliding doors looked so outdoor’ish! I hated it. So on my little Pinterest quest I saw these amazing Vintage Barn doors and I wanted them badly. I searched online, for like 2 weeks, to find out where I can purchase these doors! Well needless to say I finally got ahold of the Company who posted the picture. It was the hardware company who sold barn door tracks. They told me that the vintage barn doors were actually old Church doors that the owners had found laying on the side of the road!!

Say what?! No way!

What do I do? Spend the next couple of weeks driving around hoping to come across the same. Well., I was not successful. Then one day (four months later) after staring disappointedly at the picture of the barn doors on Pinterest a thought came into my head. “I bet I can re create a similar look!”

And… I did all by myself.

I bought:

– Two “82 x 46” birch slab doors from Home Depot

– Trim moulding

– Two 8′ stainless steel barn door track from Amazon

– Two stainless steel sliding door handles

– White chalk paint from Lowes

– Amy Howard “Luxe Grey” paint

– Amy Howard cracked patina

– Amy Howard Antiquing wax

Man cave side

– Minwax wood stain in gray from Lowes

Interested to find out more about this DIY project? Feel free to email me.

The Pinterest post

My version:

Man cave side