Gretchen
Gretchen
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  • Alpharetta, GA

Copper Shelves in the Kitchen


Our kitchen had been nicely remodeled at some point before we moved into our house, but whoever did the remodel made the kind of strange choice to install a cabinet meant for a corner on one wall. It looked weird and guests regularly hit their heads on it. We decided to replace it with open shelving just in that one spot, and we opted to add some copper sheeting to them to make them a little more
copper shelves in the kitchen, kitchen design, shelving ideas
We bought inexpensive black shelf brackets and some mdf boards at Home Depot.
copper shelves in the kitchen, kitchen design, shelving ideas
We bought a roll of copper sheeting from an online supplier. We originally planned to wrap the copper over the side edges, but the more research I did, the more it seemed like that was going to be a trickier job than we were up for. So in the end we spray painted the edges black and just covered the rest with the copper.
copper shelves in the kitchen, kitchen design, shelving ideas
There was nothing especially scientific about our copper wrapping technique: we measured and cut and then used a rolling pin to get over the shelves as smoothly as possible.
copper shelves in the kitchen, kitchen design, shelving ideas
And glued it down.
copper shelves in the kitchen, kitchen design, shelving ideas
Then we marked where the holes needed to go and drilled through the shelves and copper to attach everything securely together.
copper shelves in the kitchen, kitchen design, shelving ideas
And then of course, the fun part: putting pretty things on the shelves! More on how I styled the shelves here.We've been living with the shelves for over a year now, and we're still loving them. And no more concussions for guests! Detailed tutorial and materials list over on my blog!
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  • Penelope
    on Mar 23, 2018

    don’t you get earthquakes? We would need to put an upstanding round these to save our pretty things!

  • Penelope
    on Mar 23, 2018

    don’t you get earthquakes? We would need to put an upstanding round these to save our pretty things!

  • Sara A Brombaugh
    on Jun 3, 2018

    How mutch did you spend on copper sheeting and where did buy it

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