Use Recyclables for This Amazing Kitchen Nook Transformation

4 Materials
$200
11 Hours
Easy

I love dishes, mainly because I host a lot. But I found myself in a pickle when they out grew my kitchen space. So off to the Life Cycle Building center, where I found the perfect disgarded used cabinets that will help fix my problem.
Step one I positioned them exactly where I wanted their new home to be and I removed the doors off, and took 4 of the doors outside and cut windows into them.
I cut boards and inserted them. The cabinets were hollow and did not have any shelves inside.
I cut some side boards for the center starting from the bottom up so I could began to attach them and make both cabinets appear as one full cabinet.
I attached shelfs from one cabinet to the other and continued all the way up with this method.
I also carved out a wine rack and added trim. You definitely will have to watch the video to see more
Even though the wood was such a rich and pretty color i needed to paint the cabinet white to match my kitchen. I also painted the doors white too.
I headed to lowes with my cabinet doors in hand because I wanted to be sure that when I buy glass in which they will cut to fit for you. I needed to be certain before I left that I had the correct measurements so therefore I allowed them to measure the doors and cut the glass and that process worked better. No mistakes were made, so no money lost.
TO SEE THE COMPLETE AND FINISHED PROJECT CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwkeR4Lyd8Q&t=23s

Suggested materials:

  • WOOD  (HOME DEPOT)
  • L SHAPE SHELF PINS  (HOME DEPOT)
  • CUT GLASS  (LOWES)
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  • Shuganne
    on Jul 29, 2018

    First of all, Tammy, you have some serious carpentry chops and lots of great ideas for a fly by the seat of my pants/I'll figure it out as I go woman!


    I have a couple of questions:


    I saw a vent on the wall between the two cabinets at the beginning. Did it get covered up or was it in part of the open shelving area? I couldn't see from the video.


    Second, I'm wondering why you used super glue to adhere the glass inside the cabinet door? I know it feels secure, but if the glass gets broken you are going to have a heck of a time getting the rest of the glass out to replace it. I'm thinking a putty knife and hammer (safety glasses, of course) or acetone nail polish remover, which would ruin the paint.


    Why didn't you use glass installing pins?


    This is a you tube video showing their installation on a picture frame:

    https://youtu.be/0Tq2MN0w7hk


    There is a screen shot of the package below. Just a thought, sister DIYer.


    Amazing job! (You said you were looking for a bigger house. I hope you can take this with you!!)

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  • Tammy Jones
    on Aug 8, 2018

    Hi Shuganne,

    Thanks for asking a good questions! No the vent did not get covered as the images clearly show the vent is still very open at the bottom open shelf. Covering a vent can cause molding etc. The glue that I used was not ordinary super glue. It was a gel base permanent glue that can hold up to even a dish washer, washing machine as well as dryer. It is very competitive to E6000 and once it sets it’s there to stay and that takes 24 hours.


    I don't know if you were just trying to plug in a product that you sell or your own video at my expese hower...the pins you are referring to are flexible and would not hold up for active use. it is simply for pictures and lightweight projects. Also for this particular project. I was going for the cleaner invisible look. Also it would not have been any space to insert them, I would have had to use glue to adhere the glass to them. Also I used the advice of a cabinet maker and they suggested glue and this was no ordinary super glue. If I had made the doors from scratch I would have put glass in between the wood. But I did it this way because I was just embellishing the doors.


    The cabinets are doing amazing and I have no fear of the glass breaking at all. My glass doors are not every day use it for storing my most cherished pieces. But even if I wanted to use it to store DVD's or food etc. the glass doors are soft closing and the glue will definitely hold forever.


    Those pins are very interesting perhaps I can order them if I decide to make my own picture frame.


    Thanks so much for asking and commenting

  • Tammy Jones
    on Aug 8, 2018

    in response to question below. @ Shuganne,

    Thanks for asking a good questions! No the vent did not get covered as the images clearly show the vent is still very open at the bottom open shelf. Covering a vent can cause molding etc. The glue that I used was not ordinary super glue. It was a gel base permanent glue that can hold up to even a dish washer, washing machine as well as dryer. It is very competitive to E6000 and once it sets it’s there to stay and that takes 24 hours.


    The pins you are referring to are flexible and would not hold up for active use. For this particular project. I was going for the cleaner invisible look. Also it would not have been any space to insert them, I would have had to use glue to adhere the glass to them. Also I used the advice of a cabinet maker and they suggested glue. If I had made the doors from scratch I would have put glass in between the wood. But I did it this way because I was just embellishing the doors.


    The cabinets are doing amazing and I have no fear of the glass breaking at all. My glass doors are not every day use it for storing my most cherished pieces. But even if I wanted to use it to store DVD's or food etc. the glass doors are soft closing and the glue will definitely hold forever.


    Those pins are very interesting perhaps I can order them if I decide to make my own picture frame.


    Thanks so much for asking and commenting

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