We have officially started the kitchen remodel. We will be working sloooooowly though, so I don’t anticipate it to be finished be fore February 2016!! Yikes!
Oh well, gotta start somewhere. So the first thing we did was install open shelves. And I love them! To me they change the whole feel of the kitchen and open up the space. I feel like I got an upgrade by just changing out the existing cabinet.
|Ya, see that grain is LOVELY|
Here is the result. Ignore that orange table under there…that’s the one we will be refinishing to look as gorgeous as these.
After they were all waxed on sides, I sealed them with General Finishes High Performance Polyurethane Water Based Top Coat. I did like 2 coats, I don’t think they will be getting a ton of water on them. For my table I will do more coats.
Then came the fun part, taking down these bad boys…
We used these brackets from Home Depot. They are oil rubbed bronze, hold about 600lbs, and they were 7 bucks. After running to the hardware store again….to get the correct screws my hubby screwed them into the wall studs. (and I didn’t show this, but we marked where all the studs were and used some of the old holes from the previous cabinet to make sure we secured the brackets into the studs. Then he used a laser level to evenly hang all the brackers.)
The shelves are about 14inches apart, and start and end exactly where the previous cabinet was. Except…
Sooooo much prettier!! Super pumped that the kitchen remodel has begun! Next up will be refinishing the table and then probably in November (yup…I know its 2 months away) we will start building the boxes for the new cabinets…so STAY TUNED! Oh and if you want to see where that old cabinet went check out the laundry room in the Home Tour tab 🙂