There has been absolutely nothing in these cabinets since we bought this house 2 years ago. SOOOO- Let's take it down, shall we?
Easy Open Shelving
You know those cabinets over your fridge? You know, the ones you can't reach so you just store random stuff in there and forget about it. Or you just keep them empty. Yeah, you know the ones. These:
Step 1: Remove cabinet doors
Go ahead and take those useless doors off. We wont be needing them.
Step 2: Remove screws
Remove all screws that are attaching the cabinet to the wall and to the other cabinet.
Step 3: Loosen molding
Loosen molding if you have it with a flat head screw driver. Try not to break it as you still need it on the other cabinets.
Step 4: Pull that thing down!
I was shocked at how quickly this came down with a little tug! So glad this shocked/excited face was caught on camera . Cut the molding at the edge of the cabinet with a saw.
Step 5: Paint
Paint your newly exposed wall to match the other walls.
Step 6: Prepare for Brackets
Move the fridge out of the way and mark where your brackets will go. Ideally these would go into a stud, however my studs are not placed correctly here so I will use anchors for my screws.
Step 7: Drill
Drill pilot holes for your anchors. Insert the anchors and then attach your brackets!
Step 8: Mount Shelf
Attach your lower shelf to the brackets!
Step 9: Repeat
Repeat the same steps for the upper brackets.
Step 10: Mount Upper shelf
Attach your second 2x12 to the brackets
Step 11: Style!
Style your new open shelves with whatever you'd like! Plants, vintage glasses, books, seasonal decor, whatever! As long as it isn't something you use daily- you can't reach it, remember?
That's it! Step back and enjoy the view and contemplate taking the rest of your cabinets down