bungalow's kitchen after renovation with repainted wood cabinets
Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn
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Kitchen: After

The kitchen didn't look complete, though, until we went window shopping for cabinets we couldn't yet afford. While looking at some Shaker-style doors, Jimmy suddenly turned to me and said, "You know, all this looks like to me is a piece of trim laid on a slab door." Sure enough, when we got home, he took down a cabinet door, found a piece of lattice trim to cut and lay on top, and managed to replicate the look. It's hard to believe those are the same cabinets now.

We don't consider the room finished yet. We'd like to add a dishwasher and new counters, but for less than $300 in materials and a lot of work from Jimmy, it looks much, much better.

Kitchen paints: Behr
Cabinet glaze: Tobacco by Ralph Lauren Home
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