Built-In Shelves Over Kitchen Doorway REVEAL

Hello friends! it’s here, it’s finally here, the final reveal of my DIY Built-In over doorway kitchen shelves.

You may recall a couple of weeks ago when I shared my vision for this project.

Well, a few things changed from my original mock-up for this built-in, but overall, I am so happy with how it turned out.

I’ve received so many nice comments on this project, but I think my favorite is that “this built-in looks like it has always been here.”  That just makes my heart so happy, because I believe that loving a house doesn’t necessarily mean, ripping things down and tearing everything out, I believe it means learning to live with or accentuate its quirkiness in a way that honors the home, while also being functional for those who live within its walls.

Here are a few close-ups:


On the left side, I’m able to store all of my appetizer plates, as well as dip and sauce bowls for when I entertain.

On the right side, I installed a small pullout spice rack for plastic cups, so Ky can easily access them.

On the second shelf, I placed my collection of lidded beer can glasses. And on the bottom shelf, I’m storing all of Kyles’s plastic plates and bowls.  This has cleared up a ton of space in my pantry and freed up space in my Tupperware drawer, which makes me sooooo happy.

Let’s just look back at what we started with:

And what it looks like now:

This built-in project took a space that seemed virtually unusable and made it beautiful, interesting and functional, and I couldn’t be happier!


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  1. Andrea
    February 4, 2023 / 8:00 am

    The end result is sensational! And thanks for walking through the actual process, highs & lows, obstacles and design process.

    • madebycarli
      February 4, 2023 / 6:02 pm

      Thank you so much Andrea! I’m so happy with how it turned out <3

  2. Angeline
    March 1, 2023 / 8:47 pm

    Love this SO much! Great work!

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