I don’t know about you but I luh-ve molding. I am always amazed with how much of a difference a little molding can make to things.
I mentioned earlier this month how I had a builder basic kitchen that was SCREAMING for some TLC and it all started with a little molding.
The first steps to any room makeover for me is inspiration. I have a habit of clipping and saving anything that catches my eye and from the looks of my “kitchen” folder it was time to act. I noticed that every inspiration picture I had of kitchens I loved had one thing in common. Can you guess? Yep, molding.
I started out by taking a trip to the kitchen design shop to ask about this molding. I was disappointed to say the least when I was told the molding was “special order”. We all know what “special order” is code for……It’s going to cost you a FORTUNE. My cabinets were blah but the bones were good and I knew there had to be a way around it.
I spent the next couple weeks scouting the molding section of any home store I passed much to my HB’s dismay. I found styles I liked, styles I loved but none of them were constructed with an edge that would allow for cabinet installation. Special order was starting to appeal to the HB as I made one last ditch effort to the home improvement store and finally found the perfect molding.
This is my cabinet before.
This is after we installed the molding.
I think this makes such a difference in the cabinets and finishes them off so they look complete instead of lacking. Did I mention we were able to do the whole kitchen for $20? I can tell you one thing, “special order” would have cost 10 times $20.
I have to admit I still wasn’t a fan of the cabinet color so come back tomorrow and see how a little paint changes the look!