How to Convert Kitchen Cabinets to Open Shelving

Give plain kitchen cabinets a new look by converting them to open shelving. See the step-by-step process for this easy kitchen project.

[MUSIC] Love your kitchen, but want a more open look? Create open shelving in your kitchen with this step by step tutorial. You could simply remove the doors, but that doesn't create a polished look. First, cut out the middle style with a double edged pull saw. [MUSIC] Remove any shelving and set aside. Next, use a putty knife to remove splinters and loose wood from the hinges, and then fill the holes and any dings with Bondo, a quick drying two part putty. Let dry according to package instructions. Then sand the surface smooth. [MUSIC] Add extra style to the shelves with trim. Attach the trim to the shelf with finish nails, and counter-sink them with a nail punch. Fill nail holes with putty. Now you can finish the cabinet. Next. Caulk any seams with paintable caulk. Alternate using your finger and a damp sponge or cloth to remove excess caulk. For extra impact, paint the back of the cabinet with a contrasting color. We chose a dark gray from the lower cabinets to tie the uppers and lowers together. [MUSIC] Once the paint is dry, reinstall the shelves and fill the cabinet with plates, bowls and accessories. With these ideas, you can transform regular kitchen cabinets into beautiful open storage.

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