Updating kitchen cabinets with molding

We were actually able to cut those same pieces of oak trim down to fit our new design, so that was really convenient affordable too!

Instead of having one long piece of trim running all along the ceiling and joining all the cabinets together, we decided to trim out each individual upper cabinet.

Of course, in real life, when you’re working on a project and you get an idea to change something, no matter how small, it seems like it always adds on something like 3 more to the project. That was the case with these mouldings on our kitchen cabinets.


Use flat plank-style molding for a simple or modern look, or select angled moldings for another effect.

That really maximized the openness of the ceiling and kind of gives the feeling of individual pieces of furniture in the room.

I love this look for a kitchen because it’s both an updated look and also totally appropriate for an old farmhouse like ours.

Or at least all those renovation shows that I love to watch on TV. But of course, then we went on leading our normal lives and didn’t have time to get to this extra little update until this Spring.

You know how they always seem to be halfway through a big project on those shows and then one of them gets an idea for something they want to add, or do differently and everyone else groans because that idea will add on, like, of extra work time! So by that time, I just wanted the project done and out of the way so we could actually start enjoying the new kitchen updates.

Kathy Adams is an award-winning journalist and freelance writer who traveled the world handling numerous duties for music artists.



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  2. eric   •  

    Wish there was a way they could feel the vibe more deeply?

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