Before & After: A Bang-Up Job on a Boring Built In

Before & After: A Bang-Up Job on a Boring Built In

Nora Taylor
Sep 23, 2016
(Image credit: Almost Makes Perfect)

When I stumbled across Molly's cabinet project on her blog Almost Makes Perfect, I was smitten. This is the sort of random, kind of odd design feature that I would complain about but probably just live with, so I was totally inspired by Molly's gumption in tackling this project.

(Image credit: Almost Makes Perfect)

From Molly: For some reason the owner before us had installed this big built in cabinet right in the entryway of the house. We initially planned on just tearing it out, but decided we needed the storage and we were too afraid of what the floor looked like underneath. It was this gigantic 9′ eye sore that is basically the first thing you see when you walk into the house — so I had to figure out a way to live with it.

The first thing we did was remove the moulding on top. I had my painters do it, but they essentially just hit it with a hammer and removed it. I first looked into getting custom doors to replace the cathedral style cabinets, but did you know that's a huge huge thing? Like lots of money and lots of phone calls and we were like ok forget it. So instead I just decided I'd remove the top cabinet doors and have it be open shelves.

For more pictures and info jump on over to Molly's blog Almost Makes Perfect. But wait! There's more...stay tuned for Part 2!

Thank you, Molly!

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