Kitchen Cabinet Details

My Kitchen only has ONE little, tiny window in it (above the sink), so when I painted my cabinets, I decided to have some mirror cut to adhere (using velcro) to the inside/backs of the open cabinets.

I needed six pieces of mirror, and got them cut at a local picture framing company for $10 a piece. It has really helped open up the space, and kind of tricks you into thinking there are more windows. Sneaky, huh? :-)

I lined the cabinets with a rubbery, black shelf liner material, (from Walmart) so the dishes would have a soft landing when unloading them from the dishwasher.

I added this little piece of trim around the cabinets that I took the doors off of, to make sure the lack of doors looked very intentional. I didn’t want it to look like I was just too lazy to paint and re-install the doors. It took a little more time to do this step, but I think it was well worth the extra work, and gives the open cabinetry a nice, finished look.

Thought I’d share of few more of my favorite bargain shopping finds again today…

I found this set of 12 little tiny wine glasses (they’re only about 5 inches tall) at a flea market (that’s inside of an old barn….heaven) for $6.00! Aren’t they precious! They’re one of my most favorite possessions. :-)

I got this mirror at Pier One on clearance for $60 (marked down from $250) last year.
Still haven’t decided where it’s going to hang. Love the grooves. Just not sure about its color or if it needs extra trim around the opening where the mirror is.

Well, I’m off to work on a product for It’s my favorite one so far…so excited to show ya’ll! The website is coming along. The antibiotics I’m taking make me kind of sleepy, so I’m only able to stare at this computer for so long these days. I will be SOOO happy when this sickness goes away! :-(

Til tomorrow….

Kitchen Cabinet Baskets
Pantry Rug & Coat Hooks

Have posts from The Lettered Cottage sent right to your INBOX!


  1. Jen M says

    I saw the mirror idea ages ago somewhere but can’t for the life of me remember where. Thank you for posting pics!! It looks wonderful and now I can show my DH what I was talking about. I so want to do this.

  2. Magpie Interior Design says

    All gorgeous. Love it. Sorry you are still under the weather. Feel better soon!


  3. Me says

    passed your home this afternoon and wondered how you were feeling~get better soon! love the mirror idea, I’m all into having mirror to open up spaces :) and love the trim work!

  4. Chris says

    I love the mirrors. Candice Olsen uses them a lot, and it does wonders for a space. I find myself staring so closely at all your pictures. I love all the details!

  5. Jennings says

    Found your blog while blog surfing. You have done a lovely job remodeling/decorating your home. It’s beautiful and you have great taste! Good luck with the rest of it.

  6. Cote de Texas says

    Hope you are feeling better soon! Motherly advice: if anything yellow or green comes out from your anywhere on your head – you have a bacterial infection. You need antibiotics – once you start them – if you aren’t better with 48 hours – the antibiotics are not working – call your dr. and demand another kind. hahah!!!! I can’t help it, I’m a mom.

    Now, on to the good stuff – your house looks fabulous – love everything in it! just wonderful! you are a star!

  7. The Brenda Blog says

    I live in a garden home and have only a window that is empty and looks into my garden room that was once a patio. And it’s a dark kitchen. But still I love it. But I miss looking out a kitchen window while I rinse dishes. You did a great job!

  8. says

    Love your house- you have done a gorgeous job!! We can’t wait to see more!

  9. Lacy says

    The mirrors look so clean and classy! Just wanted to check and see if you still have the Pottery Barn numbers and recived my info?Hope your meds are working:)

  10. Kat says

    Isnt velcro wonderful?! I agree that the extra effort to add trim to a project is worth it.

  11. Marie says

    I love the use of the mirrors in your cabinets! Your entire kitchen makes me swoon. :o)

  12. Marie says

    LOVE your blog.. Keep the pictures coming ,your SO inspiring.
    Have you done anything with your black
    entertainment center yet, you said in a post that it wasn’t “styled” yet?
    I have one just like it.. can’t wait to see pics!

  13. new every morning says

    It is amazing what a difference a mirror can make. I love how you used it in the back of your cabinets.
    We put one up as the backsplash to our stove. The wall was dark and when we built the house, tile wasn’t in the budget. So, a mirror was the answer!