My 3 Monsters: Chicken Wire Kitchen Cabinets {Part 2}

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Chicken Wire Kitchen Cabinets {Part 2}

Howdy friends!  I got my cabinets done a day early so I thought I'd share them with you today instead of tomorrow, which means you'll be getting the ruffled apron tomorrow instead of today.  It's all good.  We're flexible here, right?  I am so excited about the way these cabinets turned out!  {Read Part 1 about how I got the chicken wire in there here.}   And here's what they look like now that I have finished all the painting:

DIY cabinet makeover with chicken wire at

It really brightens the whole kitchen up.  I would never really have thought that I could have open cabinets like this because I don't have super pretty dishes.  Our kitchen is dinky so everything has to be functional.  Somehow when all my we-actually-use-these dishes are grouped nicely inside pretty white cabinets it makes them look nicer.  It's kinda like magic!

All I really did since the last time you saw these cabinets is paint the inside and finish the trim inside the doors with wood filler and a coat of paint, but look at a side-by-side of the huge difference it makes:

DIY chicken wire kitchen cabinets at

I also reworked the layout of the dishes, but you can see it's all the same stuff.  If you are thinking about painting the interior of your cabinets I highly recommend using a paint & primer combination.  Even with that it took about 5 coats of paint to cover it evenly.  No joke -- 5 coats.  It was a real pain, but totally worth it.

Chicken wire kitchen cabinets at

Here's a quick look at the before, during and after:

Adding chicken wire to kitchen cabinets at

{Don't you love how in all three phases that one drawer is crooked and missing it's knob?  I really don't stage my home photos and there's your proof!} This cheap and easy project has added a ton of character to my boring 1980's builder's grade galley kitchen.  The weird thing is, now we are always slamming the cabinet doors.  Not on purpose.  They're just so much lighter now than they were before that they kinda' get away from you if you're not careful.   

My only regret in this project is that I didn't chicken wire the top panel of my pantry door while I was at it.  I guess it just gives me an excuse to go visit my friend Bob again. 

UPDATE:  Come see what the kitchen looks like today after changing the color of the lower cabinets and countertops!!

Thanks for dropping in today.  I hope you'll come back tomorrow for an easy apron sewing project.  Have a great day, friends!

 I'll be linking this project up here:
 The 36th AVENUE


  1. The chicken wire looks really good! I never thought of chicken wire in kitchen cabinets but you totally pulled it off!

  2. It turned out great! What a difference from the before picture!

    1. Thanks you guys!! I am loving my "new" kitchen.

  3. Brittney Davis
    I didn't think I would like the chicken wire look but it looks pretty good. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thanks Brittney! I was wary about it at first, too. That first cut into the cabinet door just about killed me. I was relieved that it turned out like it did!


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