Money saving cabinetry tip: We purchased 3 stock cabinets from Lowes for a total of $107 and made them look much more expensive. After installing the cabinets, hubby constructed 2 wood boxes and attached them to the bottom of the cabinets. Next he added a piece of remnant crown mold to the top and then we painted. Afterwards, we added a distressed pair of vintage corbels and a 1930s light fixture.
FRENCH COUNTRY COTTAGE: Building a Vintage Inspired Farmhouse Kitchen - they used posts for the stairs and turned them upside down for "legs" for their shelving and anchoring some pre-fab cabinets. A great custom look! Lots of pics on this site, including the finished product.