Layers of glazes, paints, and stains create cabinet finishes seemingly worn by time and touched by generations of cooks. Here, black, red, and blue finishes stack up beneath a crackled top coat, which creates a glazed finish that allows each color to be seen and appreciated. Bin-style pulls underscore the cabinets' vintage essence.
DIY bench using stock kitchen cabinets! Also you can use upper kitchen cabinets for a buffet/storage unit in the dining room. Just add a wood top with a routered edge for a finished look. I have done this before and it's pretty easy.
$200 kitchen cabinet makeover: Glue sheets of bead board into the recessed part of the cabinet panel; sand, prime (oil based), paint (latex), and glaze. Replace hardware. Counter tops off the shelf from Lowe's for $60.