Off-the-shelf cabinets and inexpensive tile also helped cut costs.
Free up cabinet space, and create a clever spot for collectibles, with above-window shelving.
One day I was waiting at the paint counter at Lowe’s, there was a bucket of yardsticks, and I was thinking that I should buy wood trim that size because it’s exactly the look I had in mind – flat, shaker style, and the width of the boards were still small enough for the tiny drawers.
Then it dawned on me that I should just use yardsticks! At just $0.69 a piece, they were much cheaper than plain craft boards the exact same size.
You can brighten the room with a coat of cabinet paint, add handy storage features like a pull-out shelf or a free-standing island, or even build a window seat with stock cabinets—all with our help!