I just wanted to share my completed open shelving project! A few weeks ago, my large cabinet started to pull away from the wall. So I removed the cabinet to repair it. But once the cabinet was down, I really liked the way the counter space opened up. So I began to research the idea of open shelving. I must say, I absolutely love it! It adds a bit of pop to the kitchen and pop is always a good thing. ;-)
The process of how this open shelving was installed can be seen here.
As a true Disney fan at heart, I like to add smatterings of Mickey Mouse or Disney magic in my projects. Nothing major, just subtle nuances usually known only to me. This time, I chose to cover the dividers in the glass jar cubby cabinets in vintage Mickey Mouse cartoon scrapbook paper. You can't see it from looking head on to the cabinet but I like that it is somewhat hidden.
Here are my shelves decorated for Valentine's Day. That chocolate cake is from Hobby Lobby. It is spectacular and looks SO real. It was $30 but came down to $18 with the coupon. LOVE!
The cubby cabinet has worked out wonderfully. I found these chalkboard tags at JoAnn fabrics! I also found a thin tip chalk pen that works like a marker but can be erased at any time. Its very cool.
I like the way it opened up this space in the kitchen and gave me more counter space for tasks.
This space has gone through quite a few evolutions to get to where it is now...
When I first started to redo my kitchen, I was dealing with brass knobs, hunter green formica and honey pine trim!
I painted the cabinet trim white, changed out the hardware and painted the counters to look like granite. For details on that process, please click here.
Next, I painted the kitchen grey blue and added a ledger stone backsplash.