The first step was to carry the beadboard onto the back wall of the cabinet. ~
This covers up screws on the back of the cabinet.
I've removed the adjustable shelf and marked the holes where I want it to go with masking tape ~
I need to cover all the side holes and I chose vintage sheet music for my "wallpaper". I sprayed the paper with Elmer spray adhesive and let it set for 5 mins. This makes a temporary, instead of permanent, adhesion and I should be able to remove the sheet music with little difficulty. If I wanted a more permanent glue, I'd attach it to the cabinet immediately after spraying.
It's easy to find the holes for the plugs with the masking tape markers and pop the shelf back in. ~
Now, we've gone from this ~
I use these pieces all the time and now they are on display.
I love this antique, ironstone jelly mould that I found in a thrift store for $6.99! ~
The sheet music echoes the colours of this early, black and white transferware plate with it's romantic Roman scene. ~
I admit my addiction to pitchers and cream jugs! ~
Restyling this cabinet is the only thing in this kitchen redo that has been quick and simple to do! I used materials I had on hand and the cost of this project was zero. Yay!!!
I'm joining the party at: Favorite Things Blog Hop, Transformation Thursday, Under $100 Linky Party, Wildly Original Link Party, Share You Cup Thursday, A Favorite Thing, Sunny Simple Sunday, Nick Of Time Tuesday, Tweak It Tuesday
Oh it looks amazing, did you use actual bead board or the fake wallpaper stuff like I used on the babies wardrobe? I love this look.ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous transformation! It looks so beautiful nowReplyDelete
love your new open shelves. the black and white dishes really coordinate with the print on the shelves. I'm really enjoying following your transformations. I go back and look at the counter top you did all the time.ReplyDelete
This looks nice. I love open shelving and I'm eyeing that cute sugar bowl. "Happy Thanksgiving, Maureen."ReplyDelete
That sheet music is beautiful on your shelves! I'm still envious of those tea containers too!ReplyDelete
Maureen- That looks absolutely wonderful. I did not know that about the spray adhesive and waiting 5 minutes. You would never know it was the same cabinet. xo DianaReplyDelete
darling! good job. how old do you think the mold is?ReplyDelete
Love the shelves Maureen, what a neat idea with the music sheets.ReplyDelete
Love the open shelving and the music paper covering!ReplyDelete
Absolutely love what you have done to it. Very nice!ReplyDelete
Also, hosting a giveaway of Danish enamel plaques, thought you'd like to check :)
You're a genius Maureen - wow! Just love it!ReplyDelete
Using the sheet music was brilliant -
that is just shockingly transformative! I love it...thanks for posting. I may consider doing this too. many blessings, ladyReplyDelete
Oh this is a really pretty transformation! Well done - it looks so very pretty and fresh! J9 xReplyDelete
Well done. I can see why you choose and use all those pretty dishes. I like them all, especially the transferware. Glad to hear the recommendation for Elmers spray adhesive, so I've added it to my shopping list for my trip to the craft store.ReplyDelete
You sure have changed up this areas, first adding shelf and now making it look so pretty as an open cabinet. Look it being wrapped with music sheet paper! So cute and pretty now - great job. Thanks for letting me know you liked my burlap drop cloth curtains. Hope you add a great Thanksgiving day!ReplyDelete
Hello Maureen, Thank you for visiting & your great idea~ReplyDelete
I think I will be framing the Family tree for a Christmas surprise, I can have copies made, frame them & send them to My Brother & Sisters for Christmas.... Now for your wonderful project, I love how the cupboard came out & I love the open plan & especially the old sheet music ~ Beautiful.
Looks great. I like te sheet music idea and adding the smaller shelf beneath makes it look like the wall has always been that way.ReplyDelete
Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
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Your open shelves look great Maureen, the music sheets really compliment your pretty china collection - what a great job !ReplyDelete
Well, now...this is a cute and clever idea.ReplyDelete
I have a cupboard in mind that something like this would look wonderful with!
I may give this one a try!
A few years ago I changed several kitchen cabinets by inserting glass in the doors to replace the wood. It certainly made the kitchen brighter and less claustrophobic. I'm sure you are enjoying your lovely new space immensely.ReplyDelete
I've been thinking of doing this too-- thanks for the ideas!ReplyDelete
What a clever gal you are. Very good job!ReplyDelete
Love, love it! What a neat idea! You're right - the beadboard makes a huge difference and then the brilliant addition of the sheet music tops it off!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for joining in this week!
This turned out really pretty and unique! First time visiting your blog from Claudia's and I am now following :-)ReplyDelete
I love open shelving but we live in such a dusty environment. Even closed cupboards can't keep the dust out. Your makeover looks great. Best wishes, TammyReplyDelete
Great redo, so very charming! I wish I could have open shelving but I'm in earthquake country. :(ReplyDelete
Happy holiday weekend!
What a fun transformation! Now you have a pretty place to display your favorite things! Stay warn this weekend! Hugs!ReplyDelete
Maureen, love open shelves in a kitchen and this one in B&W is beautiful. That you did it for zero dollars is great. xo, oliveReplyDelete
OMYGOSH, girl...this is adorable. I LOVE what you covered it with...the sheet music is too cute. Love the little 1 2 3 shelf, too. So cute.ReplyDelete
I love it all and just might do this in the new place we are moving to.
Love open shelves. What an improvement! You did a great job.ReplyDelete
Susan and Bentley
Visiting via MHC's Favorite thing, and just loving the idea of using the sheet music on the shelves! Wow!ReplyDelete
Great idea - I would love to do this at our lake house! I stopped by from Sunny Simple.ReplyDelete
it looks terrific and now we can see all of your pretty things. Thank you for linking to the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xoReplyDelete
it's amazing how that looks just like real wood / love your display and post about it all! I was reading some of it on my break at work today and had to come back and finish up :)ReplyDelete
Wow, that looks fantastic! I recently removed the cupboard doors on the two small cabinets above my stove, but I haven't decided how I want to decorate the interior yet. I love the beadboard on the back of your cabinets. How did you cut that to size and install it?ReplyDelete
Found you through your link on Brenda's Cozy Little House blog. Hope you will visit me at my blog as well and become a follower!
Maureen, what a great transformation! I love beadboard. It gives anything a cottage look. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.ReplyDelete
Hi Maureen, just hopping back to let you know that I will be featuring you at Share Your Cup Thursday later today.ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous transformation! It looks so beautiful nowReplyDelete