Thursday, March 2, 2017

Kitchen Shelves

Well it took me long enough. Some of you guessed correctly-open kitchen shelves in place of the cabinet. Here's the before.
First, dismantle the cabinet and remove from wall.
Then find out that the space left doesn't match the height of the wall texture,darn!
It's about an 1/8 of an inch different.
Fill in with joint compound-layer after thin layer and retexture.
Repaint wall. Start painting brackets and wood for shelf. I used the same paint as my cabinets. Benjamin Moore Advance. Prime, paint 3 coats and cure.I love it, but it's a long dry time and a 3 day cure time. Waiting...
Start installing on wall and get to the last bracket and boom- it just splits into 2 pieces. Now what? Wood glue, joint compound, sanding, and repaint. Waiting...
Finally on the wall. Touch up paint and more waiting...
Finally, the fun part. I am getting ready for spring, will show that next week, so I added in a few touches of green.

I love that anybody can just grab a glass or wine glass.
I'm on the lookout for coffee mugs. I still want to hang them with teacup hooks below the bottom shelf.
I can cross that project off my list. It took way longer then I thought, but I am loving the finished look. Some day I'll get that white subway tile backsplash.
Thanks for being patient with me. On to spring cleaning and spring decorating.
Leslie

21 comments:

  1. Help! Could you please tell me how wide and deep these shelves are? I have a similar wall in my rental townhouse that I want to do almost the same thing. I am curious to where you purchased your shelves and how big they are. This is a project I have thought of for several years and have not gotten around to but I have vintage tins / vintage kitchen decor and some other items I want to get OFF my counters!!!
    Dawn
    dawn.pinnataro@aronov.com

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    1. Dawn, the shelves measure 34" wide and 9 1/2 " deep. We built the shelves to fit the space left by the cabinet. Good luck on your shelves and thanks for stopping by.

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    2. Perfect! Thank you so much for letting me know. I love the look of these shelves and I am going to have the boards cut for me at Lowes and buy brackets with a similar look. I was hoping they were about 34-36" wide (which would be perfect for my space too) and 8-10" deep (as I thought yours were not too deep and more what I want). Woo hoo. I can't wait to copy this look. Yours was an inspiration!
      Dawn

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    3. Dawn, Make sure you attach them to the studs. Good luck! Please share when you finish.We'd love to see them.

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    4. I asked a neighbor if they would help me install when I get them and, LOL, they said the exact same thing! Can't wait.

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    5. Great. So excited for you. I absolutely love mine so far! Good luck!

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  2. Hi Leslie, love your open shelves. This project turned out fabulous and you've styled your pretty greens so pretty. I know you are happy to be done and the extra time was so worth it for this result.
    I spy a little sweetie on the floor playing. Bowie is too cute!!
    Have a great weekend ahead and fun spring decorating.
    xo

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    1. Thanks so much, Celeste. I am happy for this to be done. Bowie always photo bombs my pictures. It's ok-he is quite the cutie.
      Leslie

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  3. Hi Leslie! Oh, honey, this looks wonderful! I love how open and bright it is. You're going to have lots of fun poking things on your shelves!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Thanks, Shelia. It does kinda open up the space. I am already having fun putting stuff on them. Have a great weekend!

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  4. It looks great & is a real improvement in that space! thanks

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    1. Thanks so much! I like it so much better then the old kitchen cabinet. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Your open shelving is a perfect fit in that corner of your kitchen, Leslie! And don't you love that you can change things up for the seasons? You did a great job texturing the wall to match, too. There's always a surprise underneath when something is removed. Love the new look!

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  6. Oh Leslie, the finished open shelves look so wonderful. I love how you've decorated them with touches of green, and your vintage scale and cutting board. I can just picture the mugs hanging below. Great job!!

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  7. Oh I adore your new shelving! I am constantly thinking potential projects are only going to take "a couple of hours" then result in days of work. Perhaps it just means that we are enternal optimists. :)

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  8. They are GREAT...your luck throughout the project is about like mine...it always turns into a much larger job than I thought...

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  9. Wow! It really looks great, Leslie! So much better than the cabinet :)

    xo,
    rue

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  10. It looks great and I love the green touches on your white shelves. And I guess all projects take longer than expected... But it was worth it!

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  11. The shelves look fabulous! I love my open shelving in my kitchen too...it's fun to decorate. Have a lovely weekend!

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  12. I love it. I love my open shelving. So cute.

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  13. Not everyone prefer an open concept for storage. I personally do not think I can take care of the storage shelving well because I hate clutters. Since the items on the storage shelves are exposed, I would probably not place anything on them to keep them tidy.

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