Sunday, January 6, 2013

From Closed Cabinets to Open Shelves

Some small progress in the laundry room...by simply removing some cabinet doors and adding an accent color, a wall of cabinets becomes more interesting.

before

After

Remove only the screws that attach the cabinet door to the base cabinet with a drill or Phillips head screwdriver.

Once the doors are off, you will have to sand down the rough edges and fill the holes with joint compound.
This is what I used. The patch ~n~ paint is the lightweight version and the sandpaper is 120 medium grit. I also used this to sand down the already painted cabinets for the new color.
After filling in any holes( I had a lot because the shelves were adjustable), lightly sand the interior of the cabinet.
Painted the accent color  Behr apple wine.
I painted the shelf white like the rest of the cabinets but you could paint it all the same color if you'd like. I did that in the picture below in my kitchen...

So if you have a long boring row of cabinets, this is a practically free way to jazz things up a little and will only take some elbow grease a couple of hours including the painting. Now back to my second coat of paint on the rest of the cabinets and hopefully a full reveal very soon!

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4 comments:

  1. Love the open cabinets! Very nice touch. Started following. I'm new to the blogging world and would love for you to visit and follow my blog, Maddiebella Home as well.

    Happy New Year!

    Betty (Maddiebella Home)

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    1. Hi Betty! I'm new to blogging too so I'm always glad to hear from other newbies. Thank you for your comment and for following too. I'll be sure to check out your blog and follow as well.

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  2. Hi, how lovely. Your header photos are beautiful...
    am a new follower...

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  3. Thanks Lucy for the nice comments and for following!

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