resize=500,375&ssl=1" width="500" height="375" border="0" data-jpibfi-post-excerpt="" data-jpibfi-post-url="https:// data-jpibfi-post-title="Kitchen Review and Reveal" data-jpibfi-src="https://i0com/resize=500,375&ssl=1" data-pin-url="https:// data-pin-media="https:// data-recalc-dims="1" Small repair and updates over time (before the actual makeover): Installing a subway tile back splash (and tutorial): Updating the Cabinets Tutorial (without painting of course): Well, what do you think? I love the ideas to update oak kitchen cabinets that we came up with!
I knew I didn’t want to have that look, so I decided to add stiles to front to complete the case.
I started by milling two pieces of poplar 1″ x 1 3/4″ x 36″ and laid out where I wanted to rout fluting down each piece.
She and Justin have remodeled three homes from top to bottom and are working on their fourth.
I am going to continue looking back at some of my 1970’s repurpose projects. The owner even threw in an awesome barley twist standing mirror that will be redone for my new house soon.
It may look outdated, but if it's still in pretty good shape, you can update it to look more modern.
It won't cost too much to update the piece, either. Here's What You Need: Don't overlook older furniture.As you can tell, I had to move over the middle flute just a tad in order for it to line up evenly with the other two flutes on the side.After the fluting was routed, I sanded the stiles and glued them onto the cabinet.I hope that when you find 1970’s furniture at resale and thrift shops, you take a chance on it, or better yet, bring it to me. Frankly I would have paid that amount just for the china cabinet, but the couple was ready to clear out their grandmother’s home so that they could move in.I cannot imagine that they didn’t want the things but… When we arrived at the house the owner said that if we had not shown up he was going to cut the top part off the cabinet and move it to the storage shed to use as a work cabinet.I then clamped the pieces in my modern Moxon vise and used a 1/4″ fluting bit to rout a flute about 1/4″ deep down the front of the stile.