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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Rose Lee

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

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Love your kitchen.Bernice

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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

Leslie Harris

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

Katie Mansfield

I love them. So cute!


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.


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


Hi Holly! Looks so warm and welcoming.Beautiful!

Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama

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??


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That bottle on the top shelf looks cute.


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


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.

Angela Ryder

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

Kathy Moreland

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

chateau chic

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


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

Gee Singh Newbanks

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.

Estelle Sacre

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

Cheryl Thornton

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


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