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.
The cabinets we picked out for our Kitchen reno are plain unfinished oak cabinets. I wanted to add a cap and crown molding to add height as well as character, we used oak plywood and stock crown molding to get this look. This particular cabinet will have a glass front door and the interior will be painted white like the exterior.