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Update!!! From Outdated Soffits to Usable Space

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I was tired of the outdated look of my soffits, after scouring the web for ideas I came up with these. I love the extra space and the look!!
Update!! The other side is finished and the cabinets painted to match.
The new "Open Soffits" really make the room feel taller!!
Checked for wiring and available space.
I decided to create a box frame to insert into the empty framed space.
After sanding, joint compound and more sanding, I was close to my desired result!!
A little caulk to close some spaces, and a couple coats of paint and I was there :)
I love the look, although I still need to paint my cabinets a brighter white.

Materials I used for this project:

  • Hammer   (Lowes)
  • Razor Blade   (Lowes)
  • Hack Saw   (Lowes)
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  • Jemma Dee
    Jemma Dee South Elgin, IL
    on Apr 18, 2016

    Wow! Great results for all that work.

    • Judy
      Judy Granbury, TX
      on Apr 18, 2016

      Thank You, Sanding isn't my favorite but in this case so worth it.

  • Katy Bowss
    Katy Bowss Woodbridge, VA
    on Apr 18, 2016

    You did an awesome job. I have been wanting to do this to mine. I have been to chicken though. Thank you for sharing.

    • Judy
      Judy Granbury, TX
      on Apr 18, 2016

      Thanks. and Good Luck on your project!!

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Apr 18, 2016

    Absolutely love this idea! You did an amazing job!

  • Judy
    Judy Granbury, TX
    on Apr 18, 2016

    Thank You so much 😊

  • Tamara Jilek
    Tamara Jilek Villa Park, IL
    on Apr 19, 2016

    Love this!!! I have the same soffit this would work great! Thanks!!!

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