I am blessed to be able to flip homes with my family.
It offers me the chance to work with my husband, son
and family; develop a career I never thought I would have;
and spread my creative wings. I like to add special
designer touches to each home to give it a personal feel.
A few days ago, I shared the details of how I created
a Custom Chalkboard. Now, I want to show you what is
under the chalkboard – a Custom Look Open Shelf.
When I flip a home, I generally rely on stock cabinets.
Our homes sell between $125,000 – $135,000.
So there simply isn’t a budget for custom cabinets.
That said, I do a few things to give them a custom feel.
Adding crown moulding is one thing. The difference is like
night and day.
I also try to create open shelving if the floor plan and
space permits. This kitchen offered the perfect location
for an open cabinet which created a cute Coffee Station.
This project was about as easy as you could imagine.
The secret is that I used an UPPER cabinet which was only 12″ deep.
I wanted this section of cabinet to be slightly higher than the
remainder of the kitchen countertops/cabinets.
So I purchased a 30″ tall cabinet, and created a simple
2″x6″ base to sit it on – for a total of a 36″ height.
Some basic quarter-round moulding gave it a finished look.
For the top, I had our countertop contractor cut a remnant
piece of granite that would create the perfect surface for
coffee, or even wine.
So for the price of a stock cabinet and some remnant granite,
I created a Custom Look Open Shelf Cabinet.
So how did a stock cabinet become an open shelf cabinet?
Simple, I took the doors off.
Once the cabinet was in place, I added the custom chalkboard
above to complete the total look.
The beauty of this project is that you can create an accent
cabinet anywhere, and almost any size.
I will be adding these cabinets in my Farmhouse Style Kitchen
very soon and I can’t wait to get started on that project.
Do you have a place in your own kitchen for a cabinet
like this? Or, do you have another area where this project
would add additional storage? I’d love to hear where you
would use this.
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