Building a Dining Room Cabinet

I feel like our dining room makeover has been moving at the pace of a snail and well, that's because it HAS been. Like a very, very old snail out for a Sunday-drive-type-of-slow but now it's time for us to tackle a project!  You see this view? There's two things that irk me every time I look into this space; the carpet (but that's a story for another day) and that awkward corner to the back left of our dining room table. 

farmhouse dining room table


 I have spent countless hours, COUNTLESS HOURS, I tell you, trying to figure out what to do there. I've racked my brain, I've perused Pinterest, I've scoured the pages of my home decor catalogs, and I've stalked Instagram's decor world, and in the end I've always come back to the idea that a corner cabinet is the only solution. 

Cue the obsessive year-long Craig's List and thrift store searches, but unfortunately, nothing ever panned out. Womp, womp.  All of the corner cabinets/hutches I found were either too tall, or too short, or too big, or too small, (gosh, I can relate, Goldilocks!) Nothing was just right. At that point, I realized we would just have to build our own corner cabinet, but I sat on that idea for quite some time because life was busy with a new baby and all. Then one day Jen of My Purposed Place shared the new corner cabinets her hubby built for her kitchen and I was suddenly really eager to get this project going! (So thanks, Jen!)

kitchen corner cabinets

And as if on cue, shortly after this inspiring moment I was contacted by a rep from CabinetDoorMart to see if we had any projects coming up that required the use of cabinet doors. Funny you should ask, because a matter of fact I did! And that leads us to where we are now, building our own dining room corner hutch!

DIY corner cabinet for dining room

So as you can see, we still have a ways to go but I wanted to hop on to share the progress with you all. Eventually there are going to be a set of custom-sized Shaker style doors on the bottom and glass doors on top (eek, I can't wait!) Also, we do plan on making this look like a built-in with out really building it in (you following?) I'm REALLY pleased with how it's coming along and I promise once it's all said and done we'll share all the deets, including a tutorial on we built this bad boy and which specific doors we went with from CabinetDoorMart. I'm sure I'll share more sneak peeks and progress pics over on Instagram, in case you'd like to follow along!


In the mean time, here are a few pics that I pinned when working on the blueprint for this cabinet.This first one makes my heart go pitter-patter! I love me some wood tones!

bathroom cabinet


This white corner cabinet is the closest to what mine will (hopefully!) look like.

corner hutch dining room


This cabinet from The Golden Sycamore has always been a fave of mine!

vintage dining room cabinet

Here's another gorgeous farmhouse-style one!

white farmhouse cabinet


Aren't these all lovely? Which one is your favorite?

1 comment

Ellen Bliss Home said...

Love it Jen!! Can’t wait to see the final product! It will be amazing like everything you do!

I'd love to hear from you!