You may remember from last week’s Recycled Door Pantry Post I mentioned that I now had some extra room in my existing kitchen cabinetry. I have some great dishes that I have been DYING to display when I am not using them and this gave me the perfect opportunity. I decided to give this section of cabinetry a face lift and use it as a display piece.
First thing I did was to remove both doors and empty out the cupboard. This cabinet used to store all of my baking goods, including a collection of food coloring and pastes that ruined the bottom of the cabinet.
I solved that problem by attaching some cute aqua and red cherry oilcloth I bought a few months ago at Fabric.com. I cut it to fit and attached it by spraying the back with spray adhesive.
The next step was to turn my attention to the doors I removed.
I wanted to remove the middle section. I began by drilling a hole in each corner of the recessed area so I could insert a jigsaw bit.
Nest Step….CAREFULLY cut out the middle by running a jigsaw around the perimeter of the recessed part of the door panel. Do NOT drink 8 cups of coffee before doing this! You want a very steady hand.
What you are left with is two doors with the centers removed.
Now, I thought about adding glass to the doors. I mean it would keep the dust out right? I decided I wanted something less formal, something that would add character to the room. Hmmmm. I do love chickens, have al0t of them in my cozy little kitchen…….
I hopped in my car and drove right over to Lowe’s Home Improvement and grabbed an $8 roll of one inch CHICKEN WIRE!
Oh and this was the fun part. I whipped out my electric staple gun and stapled the wire to the inside of the cabinet doors, pulling it taught as I went. I LOVE my staple gun. Having an electric one is much easier to work with than a manual one.
Tah Dah! Here is my cabinet all finished and dressed.
Now I can see my favorite dishes every time I walk into the kitchen. I trimmed the shelves with some leftover red and white polka dotted ribbon which compliments another display shelf I have in the breakfast area.
Yes we do actually use these dishes. These mugs are just adorable and they are awesome filled with coffee in the morning or hot cocoa on a cold winter evening. They are HUGE.
So…. What do you think? I’d love to hear
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