FREE Kitchen 'Cabinet to Shelf' Makeover!


Not very long ago in place far away, I had a dream house. Except for the kitchen...
Stuck in the early 90's, it was really ready for a makeover.
The oak cabinets were ugly and basically non-functional: narrow, hard to get access to the back of the corner cabs, and the doors were hung backward by the original builder! In record time, they were replaced with open shelving.
We removed the cabinets
by removing ugly and non-functional kitchen cabinets and replacing them with open shelving, we gained more storage and a more spacious-looking kitchen for FREE!

Deb @ HOMEWARDfoundDecor.com (kitchen project not posted on blog)
by removing ugly and non-functional kitchen cabinets and replacing them with open shelving, we gained more storage and a more spacious-looking kitchen for FREE! Deb @ HOMEWARDfoundDecor.com (kitchen project not posted on blog)
early 1990's oak corner cabinets not only lacked accessible storage, the doors were hung wrong by the builder! and that green paint? :0P
early 1990's oak corner cabinets not only lacked accessible storage, the doors were hung wrong by the builder! and that green paint? :0P
in one hour, the cabinets were removed from the walls. then the doors were removed from the cabinets - and used to create the shelves that would replace them!
in one hour, the cabinets were removed from the walls. then the doors were removed from the cabinets - and used to create the shelves that would replace them!
painting the trim bright white and the walls & ceiling tan opened up this 'bay' area of the kitchen and made it all seem connected and more spacious. the overhead beam seems much lighter with tan paint than the previous green & white.
painting the trim bright white and the walls & ceiling tan opened up this 'bay' area of the kitchen and made it all seem connected and more spacious. the overhead beam seems much lighter with tan paint than the previous green & white.
there are MORE dishes being stored on these shelves than ever fit in the previous four cabinets! it's open, light, and stylish. (and the window looks larger with white trim!) Base cabs were to be painted white in the next phase.
there are MORE dishes being stored on these shelves than ever fit in the previous four cabinets! it's open, light, and stylish. (and the window looks larger with white trim!) Base cabs were to be painted white in the next phase.
Deb@homewardFOUNDdecor

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  • Elizabeth Dwyer Simpson
    on Mar 19, 2014

    My complements! You really let the sun shine in! Great idea! You have appointed a place for every item as well as arranging your dishes etc so they are lovely to look at. I have a very small, definitely not eat in, kitchen in a very old house. I believe this arrangement would complement it nicely. Thank you for sharing.

  • Diana Deiley
    on Mar 18, 2016

    Very nice. The room looks so spacious. Love the window and view! Great job. Thanks for sharing all your hard work.

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