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 From Outdated Soffits to Usable Space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I was tired of the outdated look of my soffits, after scouring the web for ideas I came up with these.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  • from outdated soffits to usable space, kitchen cabinets, kitchen design, shelving ideas, storage ideas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  • from outdated soffits to usable space, kitchen cabinets, kitchen design, shelving ideas, storage ideas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  • from outdated soffits to usable space, kitchen cabinets, kitchen design, shelving ideas, storage ideas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  • from outdated soffits to usable space, kitchen cabinets, kitchen design, shelving ideas, storage ideas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  • from outdated soffits to usable space, kitchen cabinets, kitchen design, shelving ideas, storage ideas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  • from outdated soffits to usable space, kitchen cabinets, kitchen design, shelving ideas, storage ideas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  • from outdated soffits to usable space, kitchen cabinets, kitchen design, shelving ideas, storage ideas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  • from outdated soffits to usable space, kitchen cabinets, kitchen design, shelving ideas, storage ideas
  • from outdated soffits to usable space, kitchen cabinets, kitchen design, shelving ideas, storage ideas
  • from outdated soffits to usable space, kitchen cabinets, kitchen design, shelving ideas, storage ideas

Materials I used for this project:

  • Hammer   (Lowes)
  • Razor Blade   (Lowes)
  • Hack Saw   (Lowes)
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Ask the creator about this project

  • 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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