Mini Kitchen Update: Part 3

One of the reasons why I started writing this blog was not to only document updates to our home but to also give me the push to complete projects. I have this small tendency to start one project, get ideas for another and next thing I know I’m working on 10 different things and they take forever to complete. I already have some ideas for other areas in our home but I’m not even going to mention them yet because I don’t want to get side tracked.
To get started on my third mini kitchen update, first don’t forget to check out mini update #1 and mini update #2. I’m still working slowly towards my ultimate goal of an updated kitchen next year on a slim budget. You can see more of my kitchen inspirations here. With this new mini update I wanted to do something fun with my upper cabinets that glass windows (now frosted). I’m still slowly working on that kitchen clutter in this area. Remember, organization isn’t necessary a quick process…..there’s a lot of thought and brainstorming that goes behind organization….I’ll leave all of the thought process for another post.
Anyways, I love color in the home but most importantly I love making smart choices with bold colors. I don’t want my home to turn into a rainbow necessarily. When I talked about adding color in your home, you can start off with something small. In this case I wanted to add a pop of color to the back of the glassed cabinets, for fun! This project was very simple and easy to do. BUT first I’d like to include some inspiration pictures of bold colors/patterns behind shelving.
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Let me first start off with a before and after of this little project:
I did not paint the pattern on the back of the cabinets, rather I used wrapping paper. I purchased this wrapping paper at TJ Maxx and a little bonus it was made in the U.S.A. (score!). I first emptied out my cabinets and cleaned them all really good. This project did not require me remove the shelves because there was a big enough gap in the back for the paper to slide behind.
I first measured the inside of the cabinet and then cut the paper to fit. I did give myself extra in length just in case (just cut off the extra). I slid the paper behind the shelves and secured it with tape on the back at the top and the same at the bottom and then you done!
If this is your first time experimenting with bold color this is a great option for you because it’s inexpensive and not permanent. It’s not time consuming like painting the back of the cabinets either. I like this option because if I get sick of the paper I can simply switch it out to best fit my needs.
If you have some quick mini update you’ve made to your home, please e-mail me (see connect page) pictures (or link to your blog post) with your story to share with the readers.


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