OK… so tomorrow is the BIG day when I get to reveal my total kitchen makeover!

I can’t believe that it took me over three weeks to take care of this space but  I can tell you this much…

we are loving it!

Today I am sharing with you what I call the forgotten cabinet.

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I am talking about the one found on top of the fridge.

 The one that many of us don’t see because BOXES OF CEREAL are covering it.

I am talking about this poor sad cabinet.

{ By the way this is how the kitchen used to look after the counter-tops makeover}

 

Well, I HATE things on top of the fridge.

Seriously, I have a problem with it.

So I decided to give the forgotten cabinet some love.

Make it perhaps a small focal point, a shelf more than a cabinet.

 

This is what I did…

 

1

My sweet hubby took the cabinet out of the wall for me.

Then the first thing I did was remove the doors.

 

2

Because the inside of it has that laminate particle wood I wasn’t comfortable using paint to make it white.

Instead I used white vinyl. I cut pieces as big as each side of the interior of the cabinet and carefully placed the vinyl.

It turned out perfect!

{ I am pretty sure you can find white adhesive vinyl in the kitchen areas at your convenient stores}

 

3

The next step was to cover the back of it with some bead-board.

Instead of cutting a piece from a huge board I used the type Home Depot sales in slats, the kind that you snap together.

I recommend doing this for small projects like this one and use a radial saw to cut them.

 

 

4

After this step I was ready to have some fun.

We hung it back up, secured the boards to the back with a nail gun, { you can use liquid nails if you don’t have a nail gun} and painted the entire piece white.

 

 

To dress up the shelf I used the color accents of our new old kitchen: yellow, green and red.

 

I decorated it with items that belong to the kitchen.

Things like cook books.

This is a great way to store your books and  make them a part of the decor.

 

Because the kitchen is white any color is welcome…

Oh, I am a HAPPY girl!

 

I thought you may wonder where I found some of my accessories.

The bowls came from Tai Pan for under $4 each.

I love retro and vintage so I thought this new display shelf would be a perfect place to showcase some of my little treasures…

{ I found the red jars at the Family Dollar Store for  $1 }

 

When you are decorating, incorporate those things you have already…

 even the most simple items can make such a difference.

 

So there you have it… this little cabinet is not forgotten or ordinary anymore!

So FUN!

 

Check out the

Kitchen Makeover Reveal… It is finished!

Thank you for the visit!

 

Desiree
Hi there! After years of working in interior design, I fueled my passion for DIY into my own little corner dedicated to creativity. I am grateful that blogging has given me the opportunity to do what I love and share my passion for transforming, creating and reinventing with our readers.
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78 Responses to Kitchen Accent Cabinet Tutorial and Party!

  1. Peggy says:

    Love this ideal—a project for my son. Thank you

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