Asked on Jul 11, 2018

I’d like ideas on a teapot/teacup storage/display area.



Help! My dishwasher is gone from the kitchen and I want to turn that space into storage/display for my teapots and teacups. Any ideas? My kitchen cabinets and floor are white. Nothing is ultra-modern just regular. There are a few splashes of color here and there on IKEA metal shelves. I’m not currently working so I’m on a budget. Thanks!

8 answers
  • Lisa
    on Jul 11, 2018

    Saw this on Pinterest. Lots of ideas on there for inspiration depending on the style you want

  • Beth
    on Jul 12, 2018

    Hmmm. You could install a false back about 6” in and the use the remaining space for your trash. You’d need to cut a hole in your counter top.

  • Sharon
    on Jul 12, 2018

    I made an additional cabinet where my dishwasher used to be, hate dishwashers. Luckily I had some extra cabinet doors in the garage and some extra pieces of the old cedar they are made from, and I used some old 2x2" lumber to frame it, put a shelf in and add the doors with new hardware. Looks like it was always there.

    But for a display area I would light the inside of the cabinet, add a couple shelves, and maybe try to find an old window or two to use as the doors. Or if you have a couple old cabinet doors you could cut out the interior and place glass in them. You might find some and glass at Habitat for Humanity Restore where they go for around $5.

    • Dul29835259
      on Jul 12, 2018

      Sharon! I hate dishwashers too! I like your idea! It's just what I want! I'll definitely check out Habitat for Humanity Restore! Thank you!

  • Cindy
    on Jul 12, 2018

    I would paint the inside space white, same color as the rest of the cabinetry. Put a couple shelves inside. You can display the teapots on the shelves and use teacup hooks (no pun intended) to hang the teacups. I also like Sharon's idea of lighting the space. Wishing you all the best.

  • Dul29835259
    on Jul 12, 2018

    I hadn't thought about painting the inside white too! I shall combine your and Sharon's ideas. Thanks!

  • Patricia
    on Jul 12, 2018

    her teacupsin and puts teapots on trolley cartssMy mom has a China cabinet sheput
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