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Open Kitchen Cabinet Reveal!

First off, I have to tell you that this blog post has been days in the making.  I'll have to tell you the story a little later, but today I'm excited to reveal my new open kitchen cabinets.

You know, sometimes I wonder why I don't just go with my gut when it comes to design and decor decisions.  It seems that when I do, I'm rarely disappointed with the result.  I mentioned in my first Open Kitchen Cabinets post that I've been contemplating the decision to ditch the door (or at least part of it) for some time now.  However, it wasn't until last week that I finally decided to go for it.  Best decision EVER!
Minus a few mishaps, the process was fairly simple.  I briefly mentioned Steps 1 (Removing the Door Panel) and 2 (Cleaning out the Cabinet) on my original post.  The subsequent steps were also pretty easy.

Step 3:  Painting the Interior. Luckily, I had a little Olympic Blue Shamrock left over from my Craigslist Chair Makeover project.  I highly recommend the two-in-one paints because it cuts the time in half, eliminating the need for multiple coats. 

Step 4:  Styling the Shelves (a.k.a. The Fun Part)  I spent the better part of Saturday having fun playing around with accessories.  Surprisingly, I had everything I needed already, with the exception of two Boxwood balls that I picked up at Stein-Mart for $2.99 each.

NOT the right tool!
Step 5:  Reattaching the Door- It was an interesting process, but after some work and ingenuity, I was able to insert and attach (with glue) my new glass pane to the existing cabinet door.  I think this is definitely a case where having the right tools would've made all the difference.  I'll tell you more about the process in a later post. 

Step 6:  Admire Your Work

So loving the results!  Have a wonderful Independence Day!!

TDC Before and After

13 Comments - Click here to join the conversation!:

Brandi said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Cheryl! Such a beautiful kitchen! I love your open cabinets. Your accessories are spot on! So nice to connect with you on IG. Hope you are having a great week.

Shavonda@AHomeFullOfColor said... Reply To This Comment

Love it and I love your kitchen. You should totally send me those chairs;) After ripping off the doors on my cabinets I realized I will never have a kitchen without open shelves ever again. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, but working in the kitchen is so much better now. Everything I need for everyday prep and dining is right at my fingertips. I love it and I hope you will too:) have an awesome holiday

Dwell by Cheryl said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks Brandi! Great to connect with you too!

Dwell by Cheryl said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks Shavonda! I love it! Bonus: you're forced to declutter and stay organized.

Yolanda said... Reply To This Comment

You are such an inspiration!!!! I have two glass cabinets and was thinking it was dated, but you've made me realized that I just need to update the dishes and accessories. Genius!

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

That is alright!!!

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Looks great darling!

The Real Deal said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely!!! Nice holiday present for the home.

Kim said... Reply To This Comment

I love the cabinet!!

Jennifer {Pure & Simple Organizing} said... Reply To This Comment

Turned out great!! And you are right about forcing you to keep it neat and tidy. No more "freebie" coffee mugs in that cabinet ever again. Bye bye clutter. Hello gorgeous!

Dwell by Cheryl said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks everyone! I appreciate the great feedback. It really does make me happy everyday!

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

How cute! You did a great job creating and then styling the shelf -- I need a cute open shelf in my kitchen, but I need to get rid of all that clutter first so it will actually look good! :)

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