Abstrakt Glasy+walls

Published on July 30th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Pantry Kitchen Ceiling & Walls

Materials: Panels, High Gloss Abstrakt

Description: We have a very small pantry kitchen. However, we thought we had high ceilings. To get more cabinet space up high.

When we stripped our kitchen down to the bones we learned that our walls were made out of cement (hard to get rid off) & our ceiling can’t be touched (building permits).


It would have taken poor Bobby years to clean walls & ceilings. Therefore, we decided to “hide” the cement walls, the ceiling, & update the window to the living room with Abstrakt high gloss panels. Was it expensive? Yes. But it was worth while every dollar. Everybody loves it.

~ LD

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Jules Yap

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12 Responses to Pantry Kitchen Ceiling & Walls

  1. CC says:

    Looks great! How did you fix the panels in place. I’d like to do this in my bathroom instead of tiling but don’t want to screw them in place as that will just ruin the look? Did you just glue them I place? What about the ceiling?

  2. Delta light says:

    It’s the first time I search this site and I am really enthusiastic about so many good blog. I think it is just very good

  3. Anonymous says:

    Looks great minus where the walls meet the ceilings. Seal that up!

  4. imajoebob says:

    A hack is finding new and unexpected uses for an item – breaking out of the originally intended purpose (did Microsoft intend their OS to be used as a way to steal personal info?) Making walls out of furniture panels is a serious hack!

  5. Anonymous says:

    It’s in using these panels for a totally different purpose than intended. It’s in figuring out how to attach them invisibly to the ceiling. It’s in having the light cans mounted through them, etc..

  6. Anonymous says:

    yeah, really looks nice.
    but even if you used ikea-furniture, where is the “hack”??

  7. Anonymous says:

    A fan ? =)

    • Anonymous says:

      Oh, I see it now. Missed the “motion” part of the picture. Thought it was some sort of ceiling-mounted bongo…

  8. Anonymous says:

    What is that silver thing hanging from the ceiling in the first picture?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful! Great solution

  10. Wouldn’t it be a little more cost effective to just use back painted plexiglass? You can get thin sheets of it pretty cheap, and paint the back of it any color you want.

    • Anonymous says:

      Well, there is the issue of the paint looking uneven or streaky and/or not entirely opaque, so that the anchoring system might show through….
      Also, how easy is it to cut the plexi cleanly and neatly to achieve invisible seams. I for one cannot see the seams of the Abstrakt panels.

      My only suggestion to LD: a bit of high gloss white silicone would help to make the wall-ceiling gap disappear. Well done!

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