Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Open Shelving Cabinets

Josh and I moved into our home in 2010 and promptly inherited this ugly kitchen. I drug my feet with this room makeover because I was dreading the wallpaper removal process. (Actually, I am still dragging my feet.) Why anyone would want a red kilt-like kitchen is beyond me. 

I longed for lovely glass-front kitchen cabinets to show off my collection of white dishes.

I had an aha moment and decided to simply remove the cabinet doors to create open shelving in the kitchen.

This task was super easy. Eight screws and one Phillips screwdriver later, I had open shelving in my kitchen! My eighty-nine year old grandma was convinced it was a joke. Why would anyone take off their cabinet doors?!?!

After a few weeks I set out to make the cabinets look even more shelf like. I removed all of the dishes so I could paint the back of the cabinet the same color (Thunderstorm by Dutch Boy) as the walls.

Although the change is small, the color on the back wall makes our white dishes stand out. 

Slowly but surely our kitchen is evolving into a room that I am no longer embarrassed to bring guests into. After this project, I am really excited to paint our cabinets. I know it is going to be a huge task, so I may drag my feet a bit longer...


  1. Looks great! I've always wanted open shelving as well, but I don't have a good spot to take my doors off for!

  2. Oh it looks QUITE nice, I LOVE it! And so easy, I love that you got the ah-ha moment so you could find a way to have your open cabinets! and too funny about your gramma LOL

  3. Nicely done. Easy way to really change the look of a kitchen!


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