10 Fabulous Repurposing Ideas For Old Kitchen Cabinets

10 DIY Play Kitchen Ideas

10 Fabulous Repurposing Ideas For Old Kitchen Cabinets

I have been drooling over these amazing Trash to Treasure transformations I keep seeing popping up all over Pinterest.

 Creative geniuses are turning dressers, nightstands and armoires into AMAZING play kitchens.  Customizing your child’s play space has never been so easy.

 Start scouring roadsides, garage sales and thrift stores for the perfect piece of furniture to up-cycle or repurpose.  Ready to get inspired?

You can create a play kitchen from just about anything and to fit almost any space!  All you need is a little imagination and some inspiration.  I have fallen in love with each and every one of the kitchens in this round-up.

 In my opinion…these kitchens are the best of the best!  You will find everything from custom builds, the recycled furniture, creative accessories, and some of the simplest and most budget-friendly play kitchens out there.

 Everything gathered into one place to help get your creative wheels turning.

Make sure to click on the link or the image for the full instruction.

Distressed Play Kitchen from Szentpyr ~ I am in love everything about this this adorable little kitchen.  However, I am in awe of the kitchen faucet.  I would never have thought to use a vintage wooden cane.  Adorable!

DIY Play Kitchen from Bubblestitch Quilts ~ Check out this AMAZING trash to treasure nightstand redo.  Perfect for small spaces, but it still packs lots of personality!  Did you see the little oven window?   Totally a must have!

A kitchen for the Mini-Gourmand from Kate’s Creative Space ~ Try not to swoon over this dresser top transformed into an adorable kitchen. I love all the clever hooks, trays, and baskets that give a real-life feel.  Plus check out all the storage!

The Kid Kitchen from Nikkis’ Nacs ~ This fabulous play kitchen started out as a nightstand.  With a few minor adjustments it is now an adorable green kitchen!  The simple setup is perfect for a small space.

Ethan’s “Manly” DIY Play Kitchen from Preparing for Peanut ~ Check out this brilliant IKEA nightstand hack.  Looking for coming that has a more “industrial” look, then this kitchen is for you!  I love the tile backsplash and the see through oven door.

How To Make A Homemade Play Kitchen (From A Cabinet) from Young House Love ~ This adorable little kitchen is made from an old kitchen cabinet.  Brilliant!  I love the little oven light.

Play kitchen set a pair of nightstands {DIY} from The Farmers Nest ~ Turn old nightstands into a play kitchen complete with vintage stove knobs and light!

How to Make Your Own Play Kitchen from Paint on the Ceiling ~ I love that you can use all sides of this little kitchen.  Perfect for multiple little cooks in the kitchen at one time.

Play Kitchen Reveal from the Little Gray Table ~ Turn an old night stand into a fabulous kitchen.  Check all the fun accessories! the spice rack and old school phone!

TV unit turned into a play kitchen from Giggleberry Creations ~ If you have a larger space, then this kitchen might be for you.  Give a tired old TV cabinet new life and turn it into a play kitchen.  Complete with fridge, stove, sink, microwave and a window with a view!

DIY Wooden Play Food from The Sew*er, The Caker, The CopyCat Maker ~ Before you go, I just had to share this easy to make wooden play food.  It is a genius idea.  Make sure to click on over and download the FREE printable Labels!  Love that.

For more indoor play inspiration, check out our:

Polly Pocket Snow For Play

String Telephone

DIY Paper Climber

Pretend Elevator

Source: http://www.housingaforest.com/10-diy-play-kitchen-ideas/

10 Ways to Give Old Furniture a Fresh New Look

10 Fabulous Repurposing Ideas For Old Kitchen Cabinets

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From hand-me-downs to precious flea market finds, sometimes a fresh coat of paint (and a little vision) is all you need to bring out a piece's full potential. Let these crafty before-and-afters inspire your next project.

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Maybe the table you bought last year didn't suit your space the way you thought it would, or that “vintage-chic” cabinet you found at the flea market seemed a less of a steal once you brought it home.

Perhaps you have an old dining set that you can't bare to part with, even though it's in desperate need of some TLC. Whatever your décor dilemma, we guarantee there's a crafty solution to help your pieces shine.

That's why we're sharing our favorite before-and-after projects, which show that a few simple touch-ups can help bring drab accents back to life.

If you've ever doubted the power of a fresh coat of paint or the addition of shiny new hardware, we think these transformations will convince you that small changes can have a major impact on the look of your pieces. A plain old wooden table, for instance, can be upgraded into a modern countertop.

A set of wheels below for convenience and a brand-new stainless-steel surface for easy cleanup post food prep are all you need. And if you think a chipped China cabinet might not see a second life, consider its potential to serve as a chic home office, with built-in shelves for books and files, and a pull-out workspace.

Even a bulky vanity can be turned into a sophisticated retrofitted sink with the help of a stone contractor and a few plumbing adjustments.

However you decide to give your favorite (or soon-to-be-favorite) pieces a new look, we think these inventive upgrade ideas will provide the home improvement inspiration you're looking for.

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This random assembly of furniture may not look much. But with a few changes, these modest pieces can become a cohesive unit of interior décor.

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To expand the table's versatility, we added a brand-new stainless-steel surface (contact a metal fabricator to help make and install the top). It's a breeze to clean and, because it stays cool, it's ideal for tasks such as rolling dough.

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For added storage, you can also install a lower shelf by screwing plywood to strips of wood on both sides. A polished-nickel drapery rod also holds towels while pot holders are kept handy on a hook attached to the leg. Locking wheels make it easy to position the table where it's needed. A simple nickel-plated drawer pull completes the transformation.

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This cabinet is beginning to show its age while the chairs, which lack seat covers, also look too far gone to be used as furniture.

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With the top of the cabinet naturally ideal for storing books and supplies, and the lower cupboard for a printer and paper, we transformed the piece into a usable home office unit.

We replaced the glass door with panels that are wood on the outside and magnetic board on the inside; the latter are galvanized steel covered in linen.

 A pullout desk was also installed where drawers were missing.

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To give it a fresh coat, we painted the cabinet a warm gray and embellished panels with wooden appliques in a lighter gray.

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This ordinary display cupboard may be functional, but design-wise, it's lacking the grace of a desirable piece of furniture.

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Our simple solution: Silver leaf! It not only lends luster to the interior of the cabinet, but is also an excellent accent for the doors. Just a thin line of silver within the molding is barely noticeable but so beautiful.

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Crown molding and polished-nickel knobs complete the look.

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An admittedly graceful demilune is a bulky addition to a bathroom, especially because it only has a single use.

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To make the bathroom look more refined, we turned the demilune into a retrofitted sink. Plan to put it where a sink already exists or you'll need to run new plumbing. Buy a basin and faucets, or use pieces you already have.

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While this upgrade may be one of the more labor-intensive projects, its final result is a beautiful and worthwhile piece that will last for years to come.

We started by removing the top of the table and contacting a stone contractor (have all fixture dimensions on hand before doing so!). From there, we opted for marble cut-to-fit, though you can use other materials if you wish.

Finally, hire a plumber to install the sink and cabinet. We painted ours eggplant to harmonize with the walls and added brass Federal-style drawer pulls.

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These three ordinary finds look a band of misfits, best fit for the curb.

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Say hello to our refurbished bedroom set, complete with a padded chair and stone-top night table! The bureau received brass knobs and ivory paint to streamline the palette, plus drawer fronts covered in toile fabric complete the look.

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Instead of recanning a missing seat, we made a wooden one and topped it with a matching cushion made by an upholsterer. The frame is painted a burnt gold here. For the night table, molding adds character and serves as a border for a new cut-to-fit limestone top. A coat of pale-yellow paint is the finishing touch.

Source: https://www.marthastewart.com/1125671/fabulous-furniture-hacks

10 Clever Kitchen Storage Ideas You Haven’t Thought Of

10 Fabulous Repurposing Ideas For Old Kitchen Cabinets

Both functional space and meeting place, the kitchen is the true heart of the home. Whether your kitchen is ridiculously huge or impressively small, here are 10 storage tips to make the most of your available space and keep everything neat and organized.

1. Repurpose a reclaimed cabinet

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Old file drawers or vintage cabinets with multiple small stories can be more useful than standard kitchen cabinets because they allow you to store lot of your your small items and gadgets, which tend to get lost in large kitchen cabinets and drawers. Hunt one at flea markets and antique shops for a contrasting and eclectic look in your kitchen. You can also completely revamp an old cabinet and customize it a brand new one! Photo by Chris A. Dorsey.

2. Build up from floor to ceiling

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Sometimes more is really all the solution you need. From the floor to the ceiling, around the door frames, open shelving is versatile, easy to set up and can look wonderful. Design by Strandemo & Associates, Phoenix.

3. Hook and hang your cookware

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It’s not unusual to see pots and pans hung on hooks on kitchen walls or above the kitchen island, but sometimes that storage solution just doesn’t fit well with a home’s aesthetic.

We love the idea of your most-used pots and pans hung from a bar under your kitchen island; since they’re not at eye level, they’re discreet, yet still handy. Photo by Sarah Natsumi Moore.

4. Create a specific drawer for vegetables

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Many vegetables squash or potatoes can be kept in a temperate, dark place. As they can last for up to several weeks, we risk to forget them; so dedicating a specific open drawer for vegetables is a good way to keep them as a reminder to be used. Plus, it will clear up valuable countertop and pantry space. Design by Kent Kitchen Works, New York.

5. Use mobile storage solutions

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If your kitchen lacks of storage space, a two or three tiered rolling kitchen cart is an option to consider. It will act as a mobile countertop space wherever you need it while it allows you to store bulky appliances or large pans and cookware. Kristen Rivoli Interior Design, New york.

6. Place utensils within your reach

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comOverall, you should organize your kitchen to reflect the way you cook. Why not placing your spatulas, spoons, and the right in arm’s reach of your stove instead of stuck into a jar at the end of the counter? Think about the other tools and ingredients you use regularly herbs and spices and see how you can optimize their placement. A wall rack doesn’t cost a lot and you can place it exactly how to want. Design by Burns and Beyerl Architects.

7. Stack up some baskets

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Baskets are simply genius. Many of us have a bin or two in our kitchens, but how about using them to fill any dead space? Paperwork, keys, gadget and other small utensils can easily find their place separated in a collection of baskets arranged on a set of basic shelves. Photo via Maison Maison.

8. Hide Your Appliances

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comInstall bulky appliances microwave or coffee maker behind your cabinet doors or this example, behind the microwave! This will free up precious countertop space for more of your favored items. Hulburd Design.

9. Custom cabinets all the way

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comIf your kitchen is very tiny, consider custom built cabinets so you can save any inch left for storage space. This is especially necessary in old apartments where your cannot always squeeze in standard manufactured cabinets. Via Lauren Minkus.

10. Open shelves are handier than you think

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comIf your cabinets are stuffed with small items, spice jars, half empty rice packets, stacks of bowls and more, you might spend more time than necessary to spot this cooking gadget you need immediately.

Open shelvings allow to display your utensils and pantry items so you can embrace them all at once. As you can easily fix the space between each shelves, you wont waste any space available. Photo by Teri Lyn Fisher.

Source: https://www.eatwell101.com/clever-kitchen-storage-ideas