When we bought our house back in 2007, we weren't enamored with the 1950's style and we felt that several of the features were undesirably "dated." We liked the location, however, and felt that the move was positive overall. One feature that was handy, but dated, was the hall cabinet. A collection of shelves, drawers, and hanging space, it provided wonderful storage, but screamed "1950's!" Since we've been pushing the style of the house in a more craftsman/prairie direction, we thought it was time the hall cabinet participated in the transformation.
We're not very good about taking "before" photos of our projects, so here's a shot of the cabinet after the doors, drawers, and hardware were removed.