Ever since we moved into our home over 6 years ago, I have been dying to paint our Kitchen cupboards all white. When we began to renovate our 133 year old home the kitchen started off with open shelves either side of our window…it didn’t work with the space, made it heavy and they had to go. Now I see photos and think “I wouldn’t mind having some place to display my collection of white ceramics and ironware”, but I don’t want open shelves. I have been thinking for a while now that when the cupboards get painted (sooner than later) I would like to change one of our double pantry cupboards into a wire fronted display piece and have the other one in chalkboard paint…but now I have added our little chalkboard on the side of the pantry, I think that an all blackboard pantry would be too dark….sigh!
So, now I have become obsessed with cupboards and how I can pretty our Kitchen doors up with out spending a bomb doing it…this I can do!
I have thought that maybe I could tear off 2 of the doors and have some shelves exposed and maybe a gorgeous skirt (like Brooke has done here in her Chanel Islands home)…but that would mean a major configuration of the other pantry which is attached and lots of $$$ – not going to work.
..maybe we should rip that side out and have a freestanding unit in its place – no, then it would mean re plastering the wall and we would still have to re configure the other pantry…argh!
…bite the bullet and take off all the doors and have some wonderful colour splashed onto the back of the cupboard to highlight my collection? What do I do with ugly tins of food? I would just love to have a huge Armoire that I could fill with beauty, open when I felt like it, shut if it was a little messy and be done, but no…an old house is never going to play your way!
So, I am back to the idea of painting the cupboards all white, maybe cutting some panels out of two of the doors, filling with mesh (so you can see the collection) and keeping the other two doors intact to hide everyday food items and dressing the doors with some nickle bin pull handles on the drawers and nickle knobs on the doors.
How much can I pull this off for? I am going to do the math and try to shock you when it is done…do you think I can do it on a shoestring? Any tips??