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Home remodeling is an exciting and horrifying thing to go through. Yes, you want everything to look as you want it to, but do you really want to go through the process to make it look that way? Probably not. My blog is all about surviving a renovation project in your home. You will learn tips that will make it an easier process for your entire family. I have even included some easy to follow instructions for creating a make-shift kitchen to help you survive kitchen renovations without getting to know the pizza delivery guy more than you should.


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3 Kitchen Cabinet Ideas For A Rustic Farmhouse Look

Maykel Sloothaak

Rustic interior design has seen a resurgence thanks to its simple, timeless charm. If you're in the middle of a kitchen remodel and looking towards a rustic scheme, you might find yourself stuck on what to do with the kitchen cabinets. But there are a few easy tips that can help you find the cabinets of your dreams to finish your rustic farmhouse look through a company like JB Kitchens Baths & Design Inc.

Reclaimed Wood

Reclaimed wood is recycled from old buildings such as barns and farmhouses that were torn down. A reclaimed lumber company then combines that sourced wood, represses it into new, stable boards and then creates home goods for purchase. The resulting wood is often sold with a distressed appearance that would add instant charm to any kitchen.

Look for reclaimed wood that has multiple tones of warm wood that almost seem a bit mismatched for the most unique look. It's also possible to get reclaimed wood in the form of pallets, which can make quirky cabinet doors that almost look like little picket fences. Ensure that any wood you use is properly sealed for kitchen usage so that you don't end up with bits of wood dust and splinters in your salad.

Feed Sack Doors 

If you want to go with a wood base but yearn for something more original for the doors, take a look online or at local markets for vintage-style feed sacks. You want to find bags that are made of burlap and that have worn but still recognizable images on the front such as a pig, rooster or brand logo.

How do you turn a burlap sack into a door? Using the same idea that goes into mounting a canvas onto a frame. Have your cabinet maker or a local hardware store craft solid wood frames the size you need your kitchen doors. Cut the feed bag up the sides and lay the decorative part across the front of your door frame. Use a staple gun to attach the fabric to the inner rim of the frame -- otherwise known as the part you can't see when the door is closed.

If you want added stability, you can then attach a board the same size as the frame to the rear then mount the whole unit to your cabinet base.

Copper and Wood

Copper sinks and counters can add a touch of rustic warmth to any kitchen. But if you want to make a bigger, bolder statement, then you can go with copper cabinets. A wood base is used so that the copper tiles on the front of the doors stand out even more against the warmth of the wood. Reclaimed wood and copper combinations can even be found ready to go at some major hardware stores due to the increasing popularity.