We have successfully turned two IKEA Hemnes glass door with drawers cabinets into custom cabinets. In our PART I post I explained how we removed the base molding on our wall, attached the two cabinets with carriage bolts to make one cabinet, added a new backing, crown to the top, and wrapped the whole thing with new base moldings to give it a custom built-in look.
Essentially we turned two of these…
Here’s a look at the finished piece:
And here’s how we did it!
Once the cabinet was placed in it’s permanent position, and molding was added to the base, and crown was added to the top, this is what we did to add the finishing touches:
1. Added lattice to the perimeter of all the drawers. This gave each drawer a much chunkier, custom look. It was amazing how much we loved the cabinet even more when we added the drawers. This was exactly what we did on our IKEA Rast side table hack. Once the lattice was added, we caulked and painted the drawers with Sherwin Williams Extra White in satin (which matches all of our existing trim and woodwork).
2. We then added new hardware. We found great oil rubbed bronze latches from Rejuvenation. We thought these were pretty pricey, and looked for similar products at other places, but we just couldn’t find what we really liked. So, we splurged and purchased the latches from Rejuvenation.
We did almost choose these from Pottery Barn, which I liked, but didn’t love. They were a considerable savings, but since this is going to be here for a long, long time, I went ahead and purchased what I loved. Pottery Barn did have an oval knob latch, like Rejuvenation’s, but by the time I got to it, they were sold out. Defeated.
The drawer pulls are from the Home Depot and they are actually found in the window hardware area! They are sash pulls, and can be purchased in oil rubbed bronze. They were cheap at about $2 each!
The knobs were purchased at Lowes. They were about $2 each as well.
Here are some pictures of the finished cabinet!
Speaking of kitchen updates…
Thanks to all who voted on the chandelier vs. school house light decision we need to make.
We went with…
…the Graham Chandelier from Pottery Barn with the burlap shades.
We still have plans to use those school house lights, and we are thinking about adding two over the island! We had the builder install two light hook ups, so now it’s just a matter of saving some money to make that change!
Here is a before and after of our kitchen updates so far…
The changes are subtle, but we are liking the direction we’re heading!
Take care, everyone!