Give a standard Kitchen Cabinet new life and display your favorite dishes by turning it into open shelving
Supplies and Tools Needed
Step by Step Instructions
Remove cabinet doors and hardware
Remove all the shelves and the hardware holding shelves up
Carefully measure the inside of the cabinet's width and height
Carefully mark the width and the height of the cabinet onto the waiscoting with the striping going vertically
Use the blue painter's tape to cut through to keep wainscoting from splintering on cut edges
With a saber saw, carefully cut the wainscotting to fit the back of the cabinet
Clean front and back of wainscoting of any sawdust
Squirt liquid nails to back of wainscotting, being careful to give attention to the corners, but not so much excess that it will ooze over the edges
Carefully place wainscotting to back of cabinet and press, holding into place for a few seconds
Using the caulking gun, squeeze caulk along all inner edges, sealing them and taking care to leave a smooth finish
If your cabinet has pre-drilled holes for adustable shelves, now is the time to fill those holes with caulk, letting them dry completely. Be sure not to fill in the holes for the hooks that will be holding your shelves!
Touch up caulked holes with white paint
Replace hooks to hold shelves; replace shelves. Fill with your prettiest dishes, bowls & mugs!
I used a pallete of aqua, orange, and lime green with lots of white, but of course any colors would be beautiful! Just keep your pallete cohesive by using three to four colors for the prettiest impact. The sky is the limit and your new open shelving will be a great focal point!