Open Kitchen Shelves

Recently we took down a kitchen wall cabinet for openness.

I had a chalkboard there, which you can see HERE .
I took down the frame and painted over the chalk paint with white.
The shelves are anchored to the wall on (2) 1×4’s that are screwed into wall studs. I used a mix of  iron shelving brackets that I had around here.
The shelves are just 1×8 pine slats.
The top has some scrap wood applied in between the 1×4’s.
Topped with a little iron scroll to make it more fancy. All white walls and now white shelves brightens up our cherry cabinet kitchen.

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Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary
September 11, 2013 6:42 am

Hi, it really looks good. Makes the kitchen so much brighter. I like it very much.Have a great week.Mary

Cheryl Thornton
September 11, 2013 11:08 am

looks good and definitely brightens up the spaceCheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

Estelle Sacre
September 11, 2013 12:24 pm

Open shelves are great, but they gather dust and you need to wipe down regularly if you need your house spotless.Carpet Cleaning Ilford

Gee Singh Newbanks
September 11, 2013 12:31 pm

Brightens it up doesn't it? I am a big fan of open shelving. Easy access to my dishes for daily use. Look wonderful Holly.Hugs, Gee.

NanaDiana
September 11, 2013 1:21 pm

I like the open shelving and had it in a couple of our houses. I think it makes your kitchen look bigger and brighter. Fun change! xo Diana

chateau chic
September 11, 2013 1:41 pm

Hi Holly,Now you have me looking around my kitchen again to see what other cabinet I can take down to add some open shelves! Your white walls really brighten up the area.Mary Alice

Kathy Moreland
September 11, 2013 1:53 pm

Great idea, and looks really good the way you have it staged!

Angela Ryder
September 11, 2013 2:09 pm

Love the open shelving! I don't find mine get that dusty and since we use everything on them, I just wipe them down when they are empty. Piece of cake!~~Angela

Bliss
September 11, 2013 2:36 pm

I have always liked open storage, love the look. Too bad I don't have any stuff in my cabinets that people want to see.

Cynthia
September 11, 2013 2:46 pm

Hi Holly, I am really liking the way this looks. Love that bottle and bread board.Cynthia

Haddock
September 11, 2013 3:26 pm

That bottle on the top shelf looks cute.

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September 11, 2013 3:40 pm

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Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama
September 11, 2013 3:42 pm

I love the look of open shelving but I think it would drive me crazy in my house. Yours looks really good. And something looks different about your blog today??

Deidre
September 11, 2013 4:03 pm

Hi Holly! Looks so warm and welcoming.Beautiful!

ImSoVintage
September 11, 2013 4:08 pm

I love the look of the open shelves, Holly. It really brightens up the space. xo Laura

Kelly
September 11, 2013 11:57 pm

There you go again making things look better and better! You are so smart to do that. I love how that looks and love how you styled the shelves.

Katie Mansfield
September 12, 2013 1:38 am

I love them. So cute!

Leslie Harris
September 12, 2013 5:24 am

Hi Holly, I love what you did here. I've been wanting to remove a cabinet myself too. Your styling is wonderful.

Pendra
September 13, 2013 4:11 pm

Love the bright, open and airy look to this…not to mention the hardware you used! I'm kinda nuts about metal's!!! You have no fear of trying new things and doing it yourself…love that! We've been in our house just over a year now and I still can't decide if I should paint the cabinets, take one down or just the doors for a more open look… I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO?????!!!***** Love visiting you and getting new ideas!Hugs,Pendra

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Barbwire Pretty
September 18, 2013 12:15 am

Love your kitchen.Bernice

Rose Lee
September 20, 2013 7:40 pm

Good information dear. I have More stuff about Open Kitchen Ideas to share