Updating Kitchen Cabinets with Crown Molding

I am in the process of re designing our kitchen.
The ceiling, lighting, floor, counters, sink, walls and cabinets are
ALL getting a facelift!
We added crown molding to ALL the cabinets for under $25!
YES you read that right $25!
Check out the BEFORE:
See the tiny trim on the top cabinets….
we removed them and added it to the bottom of the cabinets.
We pulled out the old nails and made a few cut adjustments on some of the pieces and nailed them to the lower part of cabinet.
For the upper crown molding we purchased
Three 8ft 3/4" x 4 1/2” primed MDF for $7.99 each at Menard’s
That’s less then $1 a foot!
If you don’t have a Menard’s, we also found some
at Home Depot for $1.69 a foot
which still puts this project under $50!
Checking the cuts….
My hubby has some mad cutting skills!
He used a compound miter saw to make 45 degree angle cuts.
This project would have cost A LOT more had I done it…
I’m just not there yet with my cutting skills!
We used a nail gun and nailed all the crown molding to the cabinets.
A few nails didn’t sink in all the way.
IF that happens you will need to use a nail set and hammer
the nail in further.
The next step is to fill all the nail holes with wood filler.
I used Minwax’s stainable Wood Filler.
I simply used my finger to fill in all the holes.
Wait for it to dry, sand smooth and you are ready to
paint/stain your crown molding.
One section done!!
and second section done!
This was a day project....
What a difference crown molding makes!
Another BEFORE.
A little sneak peek at the color I used…
In my NEXT post I’ll share with you
my painting and distressing techniques…so stay tunedSmile

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Becca said...

The sneak peek of your cabinets is fabulous! I love the color you've chosen for them, as well as the added molding ... what a difference! *Becca* (new follower by way of Coastal Charm)


Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Phenomenal! (As usual!)

At The Picket Fence said...

Looks so good Michell!! Love the color. Can't wait to see the whole reveal.


Holly Lefevre said...

It is gorgeous! The whole kitchen. Love the crown molding! You are clever!

Stacey@Real Southern Living said...

I can't wait to see your next post! I'm gearing up to make over my cabinets and trying to decide on color and if I should distress or not? Love what I've seen so far!

Rachael said...

Wonderful transformation! Cant wait to see how you painted. Good job.

Meg said...

What a great color! I love the big, chunky molding you used! It looks fantastic!

Martha's Barefoot Designs said...

What a difference the crown moulding makes. My son and DIL are planning to do the same update soon. I'll tell her to check your blog.

Strawberries and Sweet Love said...

Beautiful color, and I really love the crown molding! It makes all the difference.

The Other Me Is Sane said...

oh wow. these are some great looking cabinets. my daughter just said she wished she knew how to fix her cabinets, so i'm going to tell her to follow your work on your cabinets.

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

What a terrific facelift! I'm working to update an old breakfront. Please post your paint tech ideas soon!

Shasta @ intheoldroad said...

Wow, that crown molding looks awesome! I can't wait to see your post about the new paint...LOVE the color and distressing. I'm visiting from My Repurposed Life's party :)

Ellie said...

I love the trim and the color! What a difference--can't wait to see more!

Robin said...

It looks AMAZING! What a quick and easy what to update the kitchen.

Amanda said...

Wow, can't WAIT to see how you painted those cabinets!
Found you thru Addicted to Decorating Link Party.

Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating said...

Amazing!!! I'm so jealous. I can't do crown moulding to save my life. Can't figure out the angle cuts. Yours looks so incredible, and that paint color is fantastic. Can't wait to see more!!! Oh...and brilliant idea of putting the old smaller moulding at the bottom. I've contemplated doing something like that on mine, because I can't stand that I can see just a sliver of the under cabinet lighting on some of the cabinets. Adding moulding would solve the problem! I just might do it now.

ReFresh ReStyle said...

What a difference the molding and color make! It looks wonderful!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

They look great! Love the new (and old) trim! I can't wait to see the rest of the kitchen! Awesome job!

Shannon@ 625southwell@blogspot.com said...

The crown molding takes the cabinets from ordinary to exceptional. They are just beautiful! I can't wait to see the whole kitchen.

Karla Medina said...

They look great!! I'm hoping to give my kitchen a facelift this year, but i'm so nervous. Lol hope it looks as great as yours :) can't wait to see your finished project.

gail said...

Michell--adding that trim to the bottom was brilliant! It made all the difference in the world! LOVE it. The color looks awesome!

Heidi said...

I just found your blog for the first time, from Craft O Maniac. I LOVE that you reused the old trim for the bottom of your cabinets! I'm your newest follower because I can't wait to see the entire AFTER :) If you have a moment I'd love it if you visited me at AllThatBringsJoy.blogspot.com :)

Katie @ Creatively Living said...

Fantastic tutorial and they look SOOO much better! (I like the paint color too!

I'd love for you to link it up at Tell it to Me Tuesday's Link Party.

@ Creatively Living

{northern cottage} said...

totally fab addition to the kitchen - makes is SO clean & updated and fresh - well done girlie! would love to have ya come visit & link up to my PARTY TIME TUESDAY linky!


Megan said...

kitchen cabinet can hold heavy things, as i can see there is support.
Design looks good

Emily said...

Looks awesome! I have the same cabinets and adding molding is on my to-do list... And painting!

Katie @ Creatively Living said...

I'm going to feature this on FB tonight!

Thanks for linking up at Tell it to Me Tuesday @ Creatively Living


Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!!
- Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

I can't believe what a HUGE difference that chunkier crown molding makes--wonderful!

Grandma S. said...

I would LOVE, LOVE LOVE (did I say I would love?) to know the name of the green paint you used. Anxiously waiting for your next post!

MaryBerry Boutique said...

What color of green did you use? Im SO IN LOVE with your cupboards! You guys did a fantasic job!!

Chef in Training said...

this looks amazing! I love the color and the molding! So pretty! I would love it if you would link this up to the Tuesday Talent Show this Tuesday at Chef in Training! I hope to see you again next Tuesday!
Chef in Training

- Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl said...

Michell, I love how your cabinets turned out! I'm wondering how ours would look with the horrible bulk head over our cabinet ;-(

Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl

Michell @ Girl In Air said...

I am using a combo of 2 Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint mixed together...I will be posting my technique very soon:-)

Katie Goldsworthy said...

I'm featuring you tonight on Tell it to Me Tuesday! Come by and grab a button!

@ Creatively Living

Tiaras & Bow Ties - Think Smink said...

Just saw that your project won over at DIY! Congrats to you! I remember when your blog was pretty much just starting out and look at ya now! Your cabinets look amazing, you should be so proud! When your done, come on over and have a whack at mine, lol!
Kim tiarasandbowties.blogspot.com

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Marti said...

Your cabinets look great. The crown molding really adds a lot to them. What I'd like to know is how you added the paneling to the side without a raw edge showing on the front. Well done!

Sheldon Smith said...

Install Crown Molding is the best technique which can make the big difference to the look of the thing to which you did Molding.

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