You might remember some of the other steps I've taken along the way:
After caulking, spackling, sanding, painting, and adding new hardware, the shelves are all put back together and I couldn't be happier with the new look.
To start, I needed to rip off the existing moulding from around the built-ins. I replaced that with 1x3 boards cut to size and angled 45º at the top corners. A hammer made it easier to get the old boards off and a nail gun made pretty quick work of getting the new boards up.
For the doors, I added the 1x3 boards right on top of the existing doors, nailed them in place, then mounted them to the surrounding moulding with new hinges.
I just love the subtle level of polish that moulding adds to a room.
Seeing the before and after impact of this project makes me even more excited to get to work on the walls in here. I think I'll be heading down the road so many DIYers have trod before me, and giving board and batten a shot.