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Where We’re Using Semihandmade Cabinets Next + A Giveaway

May 18, 2022

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Since announcing the CLJ Studio we’re going to be moving our team to, we can’t think of a better place to install a little kitchenette using our cabinet fronts with Semihandmade! Back in 2019 when we launched our collection with Semihandmade, they exclusively specialized in making quality cabinet fronts to fit on IKEA cabinet boxes. While they still do that, they just announced that you can soon order cabinet fronts for non-Ikea cabinets, which is super exciting! Another bit of exciting news is that you can now order all of our cabinet fronts in the slab style vs shaker for more of a sleek, modern look.

Here’s a look at our collection!


Image credit: Claire Thomas

I’m beyond obsessed with the kitchen Claire designed using our cove cabinets on the front. Are you kidding me?? This is also what we used in the Fullmer’s kitchen.


Although we never got to finish the kitchen in the cabin before it burned down, my heart still lights up whenever I see this picture of the dusk cabinets.


To me, this is the most underrated of the three and I’m going to prove exactly that in the CLJ Studio kitchenette ;).

If you’ve ever thought about using our cabinet fronts, well today’s your day. Semihandmade is giving away $1,500 towards a Semihandmade x Chris Loves Julia kitchen AND a guaranteed exclusive discount just for entering. You can enter through this link today and you get one extra entry for following both @semihandmade and @chrislovesjulia on Instagram.

Contest entry closes Monday, May 23 at 11:59 pm PST, and one winner will be selected at random on Tuesday, May 24th. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Limited to residents of the United States. No purchase necessary.

Not required for entry, but if you already have our cabinet fronts and would like a chance to be featured in future blog posts, be sure to use this hashtag, #cljxsemihandmade, so we can find your pretty spaces!

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  1. Melissa says:

    Timing is perfect on this giveaway! I’m contemplating how to update my kitchen… this would be gorgeous! Crossing my fingers

  2. Jenn Giunta says:

    LOVE the Dusk. Starting a complete rebuild and want this for my base cabinets in kitchen… question; I would have to buy the base boxes separate?

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