Emptying Cupboards So They Can Be Moved

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Oragami Shelf In the KitchenDo you remember my post awhile back about discovering my cupboards had been installed 4″ lower than standard height? Well I’d been asking hubby to move them up for me, and all I got was “THE LOOK”, you know the one that says are you kidding me? I finally stopped asking because he told me it was to much work and he didn’t have time right now for it. 

Juice GlassesThen I had another brilliant idea (insert lightbulb here!!) about adding beadboard as a backsplash. It’s what I wanted to do when we built the cabin but everyone gave me a thumbs down when I mentioned it. Well I decided I don’t care what everyone else thinks it’s what I’ve wanted and it’s my kitchen!

Oragami Shelf In the KitchenI asked hubby what he thought about adding the beadboard and he said yes it could be done and while I’m at it I’ll raise the cupboards. Yipeeee! I was all over that idea, so we headed off to Lowes to get the beadboard and of course the brown electrical switches and outlets wouldn’t look good against white beadboard so we picked up white so everything would match. (This project is sounding bigger and bigger the more I think about it). 

Ikea GlassesI quickly went and got my Origami storage shelf and cleared everything out of the upper cupboards and have it stored on the wire shelf for now. I’m so glad I’m organized and don’t have cabinets full of clutter, it took no time at all to unload them.

I really wanted to paint the cabinets while hubby has them off the wall, but he doesn’t have time for that so I’ll take what I can get. It’s no problem to paint them after they’re up again, so that’s what I’ll do. I decided to keep them the same color just go with a different paint finish. Currently they’re painted with SW Dover in Satin, but I purchased it in a Semi-Gloss this time. It will be easier to keep clean I think, and for the island I still haven’t decided on wether to paint it the same color or go with a dark gray.

I’ll be back soon to show you the final project. 

If you missed the other post related to the kitchen beadboard install just click the photos below. 




  1. says

    Dawn, isn’t it great when you can kill 2 birds with 1 stone ? Your beadboard is going to look so cute. You are the queen of organization !

    • says

      Cheryl I can’t wait for it all to happen. Right now everything is tacked in my living room waiting for it to happen!

  2. Melissa says

    well high five Dawn!!! yayyy a to your hubby…I love your white kichen…lol..mine is white too.

    • says

      Melissa I’ve always been a fan of white kitchens I think they just feel cleaner. I’ve always loved the color I have in there so why change it and risk having to paint it all over again when I like what’s there. Maybe I’m just being safe but I’ve liked it for 7 years so far so I’m sticking with it.

  3. says

    Glad you hubby is on board to raise your cabinets and install the bead board…it will look great!

    • says

      Shirley glad to hear you think the beadboard will look good, I’m not sure why all my friend turned their noses up at the idea.

  4. says

    I have one too!!!๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป
    can’t wait to see!!

    • says

      Tina ya he’s a good guy just not always willing to go along with my shenanigans on my time frame, lol.

  5. Becky says

    Can’t wait to see the finished room. I love that all your dishes fit on your shelf unit. We are getting our cabinets refinished, new counters, sink, and dishwasher, hopefully this fall and I’m not sure where my stuff is going to go.

    • says

      Becky how exciting to get all that new stuff ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the Origami shelves they fold up to be flat, no assembly required and are on wheels. I have 2 of them and would like more for my basement storage.

  6. Theresa says

    I can’t wait to see how the bead board looks. We need a new back splash, and if I like yours, maybe we will do it too!

    • says

      Theresa I feel like beadboard is timeless and never goes out of style so I hope I like it too ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Kathleen G says

    The white bead board will brighten up the cabin too. Have you made up your mind about the kitchen stools?
    Kathleen in Az

    • says

      Kathleen I agree about the beadboard. I have the stool stained and will show them as soon as my kitchen is back in order.

  8. Jen D. says

    So excited for you to have the cabinets raised and get a beadboard backsplash. I love beadboard and white kitchens, too. Did you buy the beadboard sheets or real beadboard? You’ll find the semi-gloss paint washes up much better.

    • says

      Jen We had to do the bradboard sheets our logs are to uneven to do the slats. Today the cupboards are down and it’s turning into a big project. I really like the look of no upper cupboards but better put them back up so hubby doesn’t have to do it again down the road, lol.

  9. Mary Tullila says

    Dawn you bought those fruity glasses from dollar tree correct? I think you did a earlier post about it unless I’ve lost my fruity mind lol. Everything looks fabulous!

    • says

      Mary yes those came from the dollar tree I have them in apple, orange and lemon. Great buy for $1.

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