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!
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 headboard
Have you found yourself with an abundance of spare kitchen cabinet doors and a need for new bedroom decor? Then today is your lucky day—you can transform three cupboard doors into a unique headboard using only a few extra materials. Get the full tutorial here.
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. Storage cabinet
Repurpose your kitchen cabinets entirely, as shown by the project below by Christina Faye Repurposed. Add some height, and create a stencil pattern to give your old cabinets a new look. Now, you can use the cabinets for extra storage in a hallway or bedroom.
6. Liquor cabinet
If you want a creative kitchen cabinet upcycling idea, Live From Julie's House has you covered. An old kitchen cabinet was given a vintage makeover. The hinges were re-painted and a new set of door pulls added. The cabinet top is also covered with wine corks for an added rustic effect.
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!
9. Entry way bench
Instead of throwing out kitchen cabinets when revamping the kitchen, combine a pair into an entry bench, as shown below by My Repurposed Life. The dimensions and option to add a personalized colorful finish make this bench one that fits right in the entry way or a mudroom.
10. 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!
Which project is most inspiring to you? Share this article with all your DIY-loving friends and discuss which project you're going to start first!