Friday, December 30, 2016

Repurposing Kitchen Cabinets

My kitchen looked like this when I bought my house:
Yes, I bought the house anyway. ;)
I gave it a makeover, and it now looks like this:

As you can see, I removed all the upper cabinets. I like to repurpose or upcycle when possible, and four of the cabinets are now performing new duties.

I turned one into a trash bin (shown in the photo above) and one into a dog bed.
Two more went in my little workroom. They happened to fit perfectly under the window, on either side of the vent, between the table and wall. I added a board across the top to make a work surface.

Of course, it wouldn't be a GIY project if I didn't paint everything black.  XD

I added black adhesive shelf paper to the board so it's a more durable work surface. I put a power strip on each end, one for the lamps and one for my power tool battery chargers. The cabinets hold my paint and painting supplies.

There are two cabinets left. They're currently storing things in the basement, but maybe I'll find them a more glamorous job in the future. :)


  1. I love this idea. It looks amazing idea and how to upcycled stuff. Last year I found one and used as a craft cupboard.

  2. Well, nobody can accuse you of being wasteful. XD

  3. I adore your creativity and how you see the hiding potential in things as plain as old kitchen cabinets! :) Happy New Year!

  4. It looks fabulous, I admire how you can upcycle those things and completely transform them!

  5. How good that you kept all of them! Your mind is really inspiring, it always comes up with solutions I would have never thought off! Happy New Year!

  6. Oh I love this!!! Looks great.
    I'm super impressed by your kitchen transformation. Perfect fitted and superb color.