Sunday, May 13, 2012

Cute New Cabinet From the Restore


I was on my way home from the bank when I spotted something out of the corner of my eye. I pulled a u-turn and whipped into the parking lot. Oh joy!!!
A Habitat for Humanity: ReStore.
Finally one near my house! The only other one close to me was about 40 minutes away. I can swing by this one on my way home from work. Whoo hoo.


I have had some projects in mind, but had no luck after checking craig's list repeatedly. 40 minutes is too far to drive in the hopes that I will find what I am looking for.

I wanted to add interest to my 90's builder cabinets. New kitchens have cabinets that go all the way to the ceiling like these images I found on Pinterest. 
I was thrilled to have the open space on top of my cabinets in 1993 and I have had a good time decorating up there in the years since. However, the space above the stove is a sticky greasy mess that requires cleaning a couple of times a year. I hate it and it is wasted space. I am sure that is why kitchen designers have gone back to taller kitchen cabinets. I hated my popcorn ceiling so much that I think that I over compensated by packing it too full of collectibles. Then everything up there got greasy too. I doubt that distracting the eye even worked. I am sure it was like 
putting a bulls eye on my popcorn ceiling.


I was really feeling done with so much junk on top of the cabinets and suddenly we had a leak.




We got the ceiling repaired and the popcorn scraped off. 
I love it.



Who would have thought a ceiling could be so beautiful?
I have looked and looked at these cabinet tops and thought that a small cabinet identical to the cabinet above the microwave would add interest. I even hoped one of my neighbors would remodel their kitchen by now and I could snag something out of their trash. I have wrapped my brain around this may times and even thought Bill could build a box if I could find the doors.
But custom ordered cabinet doors are expensive.
What to do?

Unbelievably I found this at the Restore.

I cleaned it up and set it on top right above the microwave cabinet. 
It did nothing for me.



It is nearly a perfect match mind you. Oh the hinges were in a different spot and the panel inside the door was a tad different. But the space above was still too high.
Last night I moved it to this cabinet.



I set it off center and tada!
I love it.



I figured I would find something eventually, but I was tickled to find it my first time in!








Did I mention that is was only $20.00? I love a bargain.





I cannot believe how close a match this is. 
It didn't work in the other spot but here it is so cute. 
This works because I don't think things always have to be perfectly symmetrical. 
I will get some molding for the top. I staged it with some 
Mother's Day flowers from my son. 



I also got these lovely roses from my daughter.



I hope you had a lovely day.
Katie

Linking with,
Newbie Party @ Debbie doos 
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch 
Sunday's Best Par-tay @ 1929 Charmer Blog 
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm 
Tuesday's Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 
Trash 2 Treasure @ Kammy's Korner 
&Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style






30 comments :

  1. this is terrific. I our habitat store doesn't have anything good at all :(

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    1. Thank you, Micki. I couldn't believe I found my first time in.

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  2. Popcorn ceiling be gone! And can't believe you found a perfect little match to your cabinets! Here's to having a ReStore nearby!
    Happy to be following.
    Kelly

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    1. Thanks for following Kelly. I'm so glad you stopped by.

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  3. Don't you just love the ReStore! Great little cabinet and such a perfect match. I love your beautiful non-popcorn ceiling, too! I live in a 70's special with popcorn in EVERY room. Can't wait to see it gone. Hope you have a terrific week!
    Sharla

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    1. I hope that you can remove popcorn soon. I have many more rooms to do.

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  4. What a great cabinet and I love where you displayed it. Also, I love your ceiling update!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate it.

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  5. I love the way you used the cabinet. I am so happy for the habitat restore. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Ann. The Re Store is such a win, win.

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  6. Love how those little cabinets look on top of the existing one. I have lots of dust collecting space up top of mine too ...

    Now you have me thinking ...

    :)

    Linda

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Linda! I hope you can find something too.

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  7. Came over from the Newbie Party. Love the way you offset the little cabinet. They resemble an old ice box like this. Ceiling transformation is tremendous!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

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    1. Thank you Donna. I hadn't thought of that, but I love old ice boxes!

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  8. Hey there Katie Sue soo cute another place on my list of must go to 's lol.
    RaNae

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  9. Wow, that piece matches your cabinets perfectly! Love how you decorated it, too!

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    1. Thank you! I couldn't believe I found a perfect match.

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  10. Great idea, it looks cute and adds storage!

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    1. Thanks. It's going to be great for Christmas china. :)

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  11. This looks so cute. What a great idea!

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    1. Thank you. I am so glad you like it.

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  12. Ahhh that does look so cute. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with the newbie party.

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    1. Thank you Debbie! I love linking to your great party.

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  13. You're right, the new little cabinet does add some nice interest to the space. And that picture you have as inspiration, the one with white cabinets above and red below? I cut that same picture out of a magazine a couple of years ago to save for inspiration in future kitchens. : )

    Thanks so much for stopping by The Cozy Old Farmhouse and taking the time to leave sweet comments and become a follower.

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    1. You're welcome Stephanie. I love, love your cute farmhouse. Thank you.

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  14. Yay, it looks wonderful. Love how it looks and love the farmhouse look too.
    Very good job.
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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    1. Thanks, Debbie. I am so pleased you stopped by.

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  15. What a great find! It coordinates perfectly, and congratulations on no more popcorn.

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