I built two cabinets for my office several years ago when I decorated my office. I never posted a tutorial because they were a mishmash of scrapwood and not the most impressive things I had ever built. When I redecorated my office recently, I decided to give them a much needed makeover.
The doors were really basic. The were just pieces of wood that I had routed the edges. Nothing fancy.
I knew I wanted them to resemble the kitchen cabinets I am going to install in the kitchen so I cut down the doors so they were inset and added some trim to make them shaker style. The top part of the cabinet is made to be a file cabinet with the lid opening up with a piano hinge. It has faux doors. The bottom opens like a regular cabinet for my kids' craft supplies in one and for office supplies in the other cabinet.
I used non-mortise butt hinges so the doors would be inset but that posed a problem for the top part since the doors don't actually function and are for decoration. I had to cut slits so I could stick the hinges in though them. This is showing the inside of the cabinet. Once I had all the trim added, the slots cut, the holes all puttied, and the whole thing sanded, I was ready to paint. I used the HomeRight Finish Max for fast, even coverage.
I am so happy with how it turned out! And it makes me extra excited to see this look in my kitchen!
And now I am one step closer to being able to share the full office reveal! I am loving how it is all coming together :)
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