Dead Space Above the Cabinets... Creative Ideas?

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Registered: 01-18-2006
Dead Space Above the Cabinets... Creative Ideas?
Wed, 04-04-2012 - 11:34am

Looking for something to do w/all the deadspace above my cabinets.

If it matters, the cabinets are white painted beadboard & sheetrock background is a blue/green color......which I wouldn't mind doing something to BRING OUT more the Greener tones.


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Registered: 02-19-2009
Wish I had a great idea. Mine is filled with canisters of flour, sugar, rice, etc. Our pantry area is too small, so all the over flow goes up on top of our cabinets. It's driving me insane. That might have to be my next project actually!
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Registered: 03-06-2002
Re: Dead Space Above the Cabinets... Creative Ideas?
Thu, 08-23-2012 - 8:14am

I used to have stuff on top of my cabinets that were over my stove but I keep absolutely nothing up there now. Everything got so grease covered it wasn't even funny. I do have one set of cupboards where I do have a few 'theme' items but it's not in an area that will be impossible to clean.


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Registered: 05-29-2012
Fri, 08-24-2012 - 2:47pm

This is something I'm going to do next time I clean above my cabinets that I hope will solve the grease problem. I read somewhere that you should put a layer of wax paper on top of the cabinets, and then you'd just have to replace the wax paper when it got greasy. Do you think that would work?