The Extreme Cabinet Makeover

So, I’m not sure any of you remember…..but RIGHT before I was diagnosed with cancer last year I was about to embark on a big interior makeover of our house. I like to do most things by myself….I love the challenge of a project. It’s been a little over a year now and I’ve decided it’s time to start again. There are lots of projects going on here but the first big one was this week when they took away my TV cabinet to refinish it. I’ll give you a hint of where I’m headed….I’m going from all beige and browns to all greys and whites….think Restoration Hardware.

Here’s the before:

The Extreme Cabinet Makeover (Before) via
And here’s the after:

The Extreme Cabinet Makeover (After) via


It seriously blew me away.  I was planning on refinishing it myself but once I saw some of the work that Mr. LBB had done in a few houses he’s working on I was sold. If you live in Southern California and want to have anything refinished email me and I’ll pass along the contact info.  This guy is an artist and can recreate any finish on kitchen cabinets, wood doors, gates, furniture, outdoor furniture etc.  Now I’m scouring consignment stores and thrift stores for the perfect 8 foot kitchen table to have refinished.  I’m not in any hurry because I’ll know it when I see it!

I’ll do the big reveal when we finish all the other projects in our main living area…..but I’ll share the little projects along the way.  It might take a while….I don’t like to rush these things :)



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About Ashley Hackshaw

Living a simple, creative life in #smalltownusa Bryson City, NC. Renovating a 1960s ranch house and an old train depot. Thank you for reading! Read more in my about section. 


  1. 1
    Kimbelry Taylor-Leek says:

    Awesome!!! I pinned this!!

  2. 2

    Wow, I can’t believe that is the same cabinet??!!! I love it ash!!!

  3. 3

    WOW!!! It looks amazing!!!! gorgeous!

  4. 4
    Laura Ritter says:

    This is. GORGEOUS!!! I would be thrilled…. SO happy for U!!!

  5. 5

    It looks fantastic!!

  6. 6

    Amazing transformation! And you’re so lucky to be able to look at it every day and appreciate it’s beauty! <3

  7. 7

    There is an amzing little store in encinitas called the Rustic Rooster. All they do is find old crap furniture and redo it, they have this whole alley of stuff that is just waiting to be refinished. You should check it out!!

  8. 8

    Wow…this guy has done an amazing job! I can’t wait to see your finished room!

  9. 9

    I love Rustic Rooster!!! This cabinet looks amazing!