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She Found An Empty Block Behind Her Kitchen Counter, What She Did Next Will Surprise You

Do you also want to utilize your unused areas and build their something creative and functional? Then try the home beautifying ideas of 11 Magnolia Lane Blog and woman like Amy, who are bringing DIYs to live in an incredible way.

Spin through the fantastic things into your head to turn around your space in an awesome manner. Find out how Amy transformed the empty block behind her kitchen counter into an amazing bookshelf unit.

She Found An Empty Block Behind Her Kitchen Counter, What She Did Next Will Surprise You

She Found An Empty Block Behind Her Kitchen Counter, What She Did Next Will Surprise You

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Unused portion of kitchen.

Unused portion of kitchen.

Amy and Christy work on home decor projects together with their fantastic DIY ideas to always bring out something creative as well functional with challenges. And, this time, Amy took the HomeRight IKEA bookcase challenge to redesign this kitchen space.

IKEA HomeRight bookcase challenge.

IKEA HomeRight bookcase challenge.

Amy thought of maximizing the space with the help of plain Billy bookcase that was sent by HomeRight. And, her brainstorming got so eager that she entered her DIY hack into the blogger challenge. Find out how she did it so well?

Let's begin the idea.

Let's begin the idea.

Firstly, she put the bookcase at a single place to bring her idea into reality. For completing her vision, Amy purchased another Billy bookcase of the same size. Through the narrower view, she got the idea of using three shelves in her space.

Paint them all.

Paint them all.

With the help of quick and easy to use a paint sprayer, Amy painted all the bookcases with Benjamin Moore White Dove paint to achieve a perfect white finish.

Preparation stage.

Preparation stage.

At the time of preparation, Amy removed all the molding to avoid the use of backing that came with the Billy bookcases. So, she used the same white dove color to paint the several coats at the back of kitchen cabinet.
During construction, a little twist came as the bookcases were taller than the countertop. She let her dad help for this part for cutting down all the pieces to perfect size that would fit in that space.

Set along to bring something nice.

Set along to bring something nice.

Amy and her dad took the pieces and ended up with the fitting of the bookcases under her kitchen counter top.

Support touch

Support touch

She bracketed the shelves in a horizontal way towards the cabinet for extra support. And, surprisingly they aren't seen.

Looks like already built-in

Looks like already built-in

When the shelves were fitted in the cabinet, Amy installed the front-facing trim in such a way that it would look like built-ins. She picked up all the lumber from her home depot.

Finishing touch.

Finishing touch.

She painted the new trim manually with the same White Dove color for a final touch to the cabinet, and It actually ended to come together...but wait! See, it all done.

Bravo!! Here it is all set and ready to use.

Bravo!! Here it is all set and ready to use.

Quite good, isn't it! What do you think guys? Honestly, Amy represented the idea very well but unfortunately, she didn't win the challenge.
But, you can still share this and help yourself with DIY home decor hacks.

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