Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Adding Decorative Panels To Cabinets

Hello! I'm finally sharing the little something we added to our kitchen cabinets. I originally got the idea from sweet Kris at Driven By Decor

I was just browsing her pretty blog one day and came across THIS post and fell in love with what she did. So, I very sweetly showed the pic to my hubby and asked if we could do the same in our kitchen. ;)

We simply added decorative wood panels to the sides of our kitchen cabinets. As it turns out, we already had all the supplies, so the cost of this project was zero. Love that!

Here'a a pretty "after" pic...

See the panels on the side? 

Here's the wood trim we used...

The trim was left over from when we framed out our windows. Here's a close up so you can see the details...

I painted them using the same paint we used on our cabinets (Ben Moore Advance in Simply White) then we nailed them up, caulked them and did a little touch up paint, and that was it! 

This collage below shows what the cabinet sides looked like BEFORE...

And here are a few pretty after shots...

On the cabinet side below, I almost added a small decorative towel bar to display some "too pretty to use" dish towels and seasonal dish towels, but I'm not sure if I want to do that now. 

Holly approves of her fancy eating station now. :)

I like the extra touch it adds. I love molding and am starting to add more and more of it around my home. 

adding molding to kitchen cabinets

It was hard to photograph close ups because it's white on white, but I think you can get the idea. :)

If you want to see how we painted our kitchen cabinets, you can click HERE and if you're interested in seeing how we replaced our backsplash with white subway tile, click HERE

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. I really like how that turned out! It makes your cabinets look more expensive.

  2. Love this idea Lisa. Great how a little decor DIY like this can make such a big impact. Holly has the best eating area now. It looks so good.

  3. How clever! Such a quick way to add a lot of character. They're simply beautiful!!
    ~~Carolyn @ Our Gilded Abode

  4. Love the trim you turned out great!

  5. It's unbelievable what a difference that small change makes. Holly deserves it too!

    1. Thank you! I love little (free) projects like this. :) Holly just gets more and more spoiled every day. Lol!

  6. What a cute idea... Really looks pretty , and I love/love adding the little legs on the cabinets..
    Thanks for sharing great ideas.

  7. I really love the decorative wood panels you added to your cabinets. I would never have thought of doing that. You and your husband did a great job.

    1. Thanks, Kim! I love all the inspiration out there. I often wonder what my mom did without blogs/Pinterest when we were little?! Lol!

  8. Love, love your trim! Your kitchen looks so pretty! xxx Maria

  9. Looks wonderful! Don't you love the cost factor too? :) I think adding trim and crown molding just gives a "finished" look. Great job!


  10. I love the difference those panels make!! this may be something I'd like to try soon! Thanks for the idea friend!

  11. What a great idea! Now I need to see if I have a cabinet side I could do that to!

  12. What a great idea! Now I need to see if I have a cabinet side I could do that to!


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