Kitchen Cabinet Makeover

I have always loved the open shelf concept for kitchens. I have pinned so many examples of great open air shelves, but have never felt a call to action. That all changed a couple weeks ago when I came across interior designer Emily A. Clark's kitchen makeover. I bet you'll also enjoy her lovely shelves below.

After reading about Emily's easy kitchen cabinet makeover, I decided now is the time. Within minutes, Ben had the cabinets doors off using my lovely pink power drill. (I'm so glad he was game for removing these. I thought I would at least get some push back.)


This is Ben deciding whether or not it would be a good idea to go doorless...


After removing the cabinet doors, I thought the shelving area needed more impact, so I took Emily A. Clark's advice and added contrasting color to the cabinet walls.


I used adhesive shelf liner from The Macbeth Collection to cover the cabinet walls. I wanted a brown pattern and this half zebra / half chevron-like print was what was available at TJ Maxx, so I went with it. Overall, I'm very pleased with the way it turned out. The bold pattern and showcase of dishes adds so much more interest to my kitchen area. It is definitely a delightful change!

The part about this project was the cost. I only spent $14 ($5.99 for the adhesive shelf liner and $7.99 for the new wire basket above the cabinet). Luckily, I already owned all white dishes and had a ton of random glass servingware. 

So what do you think? Are loving open air shelves as much as I am? 

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  1. I love open shelves!! They look amazing!! We're getting ready to update our kitchen and I'm looking for some pretty simple ideas and I'm thinking of doing something like this!!

  2. Seriously gorgeous! Love them. You need to go shopping with me one day for some knick knack decorating stuff for our house. I love your taste!

  3. Looks amazing! Good work

  4. Great makeover! I love the addition of the background paper. Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize this week~

  5. Looks great! Definitely going to copy-cat this!

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