Turn cheap stock kitchen cabinets into true beauty. Here are 8 stunning projects

Who thought that regular old stock kitchen cabinets could be anything but blah? Actually, many creative minds have transformed them into something quite sophisticated and useful to boot! And we're here to share some of our favorite cabinet makeovers.
Let's go through some of the most stunning transformations that take these cabinets from boring to beautiful. You won't even recognize the before pictures! After reading this article, we think you'll come away with a new project idea in mind!
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1. Kitchen island
The before and after pictures of this project from I Should Be Mopping the Floor prove just how much of a transformation you can make with regular stock cabinets. This is one beautiful kitchen island that certainly doesn't look like it was built on a budget.
2. DIY sideboard
Can you believe this stunning sideboard was built using stock cabinets and simple molding?! Neither can we! Head over to This Old House for the tutorial. You can paint it any color that you think would go with your home's current color scheme, or go bold to make a statement!
3. Built in entertainment unit
This project from Downright Simple took boring brown maple stock cabinets from Home Depot and transformed them into this stunning entertainment center. Those original cabinets are not even recognizable after this sophisticated transformation.
4. Craft room desk
This desk is the perfect home for all your crafting supplies! How To Nest For Less built it using stock cabinets and laminate flooring on a budget, and you can too! This would even make a great homework desk for your kiddos!
5. Built in bed
Follow Simplicity in the South's lead and make your very own built in bed using regular old stock kitchen cabinets. The result is a super cozy nook that is perfect for reading or relaxing on lazy afternoons!
6. Mudroom bench
This mudroom bench is both sleek and practical, as it can store all those boots and accessories that are cluttering up your entryway. DIY Network has all the steps you need to make your very own using stock cabinets.
7. Bathroom vanity
If you are in need of a new vanity in your bathroom, think kitchen cabinets! That's right, Addicted 2 Decorating shows you how you can make your own! We love the teal color for a bathroom. What color would you pick?
8. Stock cabinets made over
If you've got boring old cabinets in your kitchen that aren't going anywhere, head over to Timmons Family Lemonade for this gorgeous makeover. Bead board, new handles and a few coats of paint go a long way, and you won't even recognize your kitchen when you're finished!
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