Victoria Larsen Stencils
Victoria Larsen Stencils
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Ugly Barn Wood Cabinets Get an Elegant Make Over


If you hate your cabinets, there are always ideas to help you make them beautiful.
ugly barn wood cabinets get an elegant make over, painted furniture, woodworking projects
Oh how I just hated these barn wood cabinets. Though I know they would suit a rustic decorators taste to a "T", my tastes are much more elegant and traditional.
They were so well made however, that I didn't have the heart to simply rip them out. So I decided to keep them and re-do them instead.
ugly barn wood cabinets get an elegant make over, painted furniture, woodworking projects
I thought long and hard before deciding how I would tackle this project. I decided that simply covering the recessed barn wood with oak would be the best solution. However, since the barn wood was layered, much of it had to be chipped out with a hammer before a new piece of oak could lay evenly in to the recess.
ugly barn wood cabinets get an elegant make over, painted furniture, woodworking projects
What a mess it made in the bathroom having to get the sides level. But I did.
ugly barn wood cabinets get an elegant make over, painted furniture, woodworking projects
New, 1/4" oak panels were cut to size and inserted on the sides, drawers and doors. Glue is a great thing, isn't it?
ugly barn wood cabinets get an elegant make over, painted furniture, woodworking projects
I first painted the cabinet frame the same cream color as the walls and then painted the sides, doors and drawers a rich brown color. This color made the perfect back drop for our Elegance Wallpaper stencil. Applying it with a roller made the stenciling go super quick!
ugly barn wood cabinets get an elegant make over, painted furniture, woodworking projects
The large door in the front needed something more. So I cast our Ornate plaster mold with casting plaster, painted it gold to match the stenciling and mounted it to the center of the door.
ugly barn wood cabinets get an elegant make over, painted furniture, woodworking projects
I couldn't believe the difference this project made and how proud I felt when it was done. It was projects like this all over the house that actually helped the house sell when I put it on the market.
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2 questions
  • Lin6582039
    on Jun 13, 2016

    How do you make the wallpaper stencil? Thanks! Linda

  • June
    on Jun 14, 2016

    lovely job. what are the measurements of the cabinet? I like the design and would want to reproduce it in my bathroom minus the stencils.

    • Victoria Larsen Stencils
      on Jun 14, 2016

      @June I sold the home so I can't go measure, however, if I remember right, that center door was 40" tall by 26" wide. The whole cabinet I thought was 76" across. But again, I'm going by memory here.

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