Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Shelves for the Kitchen

I've been seeing a lot of open shelving in kitchens lately- and I have to say I love the trend! I've already confessed to you one of my addictions- well, I have another one! It's D.I. (Deseret Industries) If you don't already know what D.I. is, it's basically the same thing as Goodwill or any other thrift retailer except D.I. is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. ANYWAY, I LOVE going to D.I. there is always great finds.
On one of my last trips I came across these...
I got two of them for $2 and one for $3
My husband thought it was a bad idea... They looked like they may have been slapped together by a 10 year old.  I saw potential though- and for the price there wasn't really anything to loose!
I knew I wanted to add some molding around the edges but after looking at the cost ($25), we decided to use some old scraps that we had laying around- not as thick and chunky as I would have liked but I think it turned out great- saving money always makes me happy!

I patched up the staple holes with some putty, wiped off the excess and sanded a couple of the edges and the top to make sure it all looked flush and professional- any job worth doing is worth doing right.

Now, I had originally planned on painting them with a paint brush... But, I got lazy was running low on my gallon bucket of white paint- and I really didn't want to mix more. So I bought 3 cans of glossy white Rust-Oleum at Home Depot.

And this is the finished product!

the white ceramic set on the top shelf was another D.I. find- That's for another post though! :)

And there you have it! The entire cost for this project was approximately $15.


  1. They are beautiful! I love open shelving like that is kitchen's, it's just so gorgeous! So happy to be your newest follower :)

  2. Great idea...I still can't believe how your kitchen is set up like mine, in that spot I have a clock and apron hanging but I'm not satified with it. Love the open shelves!

  3. Wow, these turned out great, Carisa. The shelves look so good, and you used Rust-Oleum!!! We love it!


Thanks for taking time to leave a comment!