A Simple Guide For Transforming Your Kitchen with DIY Open Cabinet Shelves

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Open kitchen shelves can add a unique and attractive touch to your older kitchen cabinetry. With a few simple materials and tools, you can easily turn your dated cabinets into charming and functional open kitchen shelves. Follow these steps to get started.

Begin by preparing the area. Place an old sheet over your counter top, to protect them from stains or damage. Use the screwdriver to remove all of the hardware that attaches the doors to the cabinetry. Carefully remove all of the doors with someone to assist, if possible, and set aside.


A Simple Guide For Transforming Your Kitchen with DIY Open Cabinet Shelves


A Simple Guide For Transforming Your Kitchen with DIY Open Cabinet Shelves

Next, take a look at the shelving and decide if you want to keep it as is or if you want to give it a new look. You can do this by either staining or painting the shelves. If going with staining, use a putty knife to fill the holes where the hardware was with wood filler. Allow the filler to dry, then sand it down until it is smooth and level with the surface of the shelving unit. Complete the look by choosing a color of stain to apply to the shelves.


A Simple Guide For Transforming Your Kitchen with DIY Open Cabinet Shelves

For those looking to paint the shelves instead, start by priming the wood. Use a paintbrush to apply a layer of primer to the entire shelving unit. Allow the primer to dry, then choose a paint color for the shelves.

Finally, consider adding a bit embellishment or design to the open shelves. Measure the area you plan to use and purchase the trim from your local hardware or lumber store. Cut the trim with a saw and miter box and secure it to the shelves with small mounting nails and wood glue. To create an added visual effect, think about adding some fabric or wallpaper to the back wall of the shelving unit.

With the right materials and a little bit of elbow grease, you can easily take your dated kitchen cabinets and transform them into modern and stylish open kitchen shelves. The possibilities are endless, so unleash your creativity and create something truly unique and functional.

  • December 4, 2021