I have been admiring and wanting some open shelving in the kitchen for quite some time now.
I promised myself awhile ago that I wouldn't ask my husband to do any more projects
(at least for awhile)
- that if I wanted something done I would try my best to do it myself.
Here's the intended target...
These cabinets are the cheap, ugly kind.
I painted them white when we moved in
(about 8 years ago)...
then black not that long ago...
then back white a few weeks ago...
a woman prerogative to change her mind, right? Back to the subject at hand...
First I had to get this thing down,
so I set an old crate underneath to help break the "fall" of the cabinet - and I am SO glad I did!
I came down with a big thud.
My husband put up a beadboard backsplash awhile back, so I went in the basement and found two pieces - there wasn't one big enough, so I cut them to size and pieced them together.
I saw some shelf brackets I loved, but ultimately, price won out. I bought these at Lowe's for about $1 a piece. The shelves are particle board - about $2 or $3 a piece. They were 4 feet in length.
I cut them down to about 38 inches on the table saw (they will cut them at the store for you too).
I primed the shelves and then painted with white semi gloss (latex). I had both in the basement.
I did spend about $8 on these.
No skimping on safety.
I am happy with the result - just need to find the wood filler and buy some trim for the shelves. I know the edges look rough right now. I'll update you when I get it all done :). I am really happy with the change...
I wonder what I will tackle next?
I'd love to know what you think!