At Long Last - Kitchen Shelves

Our kitchen is an addition that we added on to our early 1900's bungalow. We used salvaged items along the way in an effort to keep costs down and also because we have changed our minds and our style a bit over the years.

The cupboards below were a salvaged item. We just put them up initially, years ago, because we didn't know if we would be putting in cabinets eventually or maybe something different. These two cupboards didn't even match and only housed drinking glasses for the most part. The one above the fridge...well I don't even know what was in there as I rarely ever opened it.
So along the way I decided I really like the look of open shelves. I like a cottage look and I have a few things (a lot of bowls!) that I thought would look nice out in the open.

I was fresh from painting my hutch so I thought I might do those shelves that I have been wanting. So even though we were having a going away party for my college-bound daughter on Saturday night and I was spending the day cooking by-the-ton, Handy took down the old cupboards and patched up and painted the empty space. (After that it was rather humorous to see the usual guests arrive and go for a glass of water. I got the same "ok...what are you up to now!" remark several times.)

On Sunday we picked up the lumber, Monday we primed, Tuesday I painted, lightly distressed, color-washed, and waxed the shelves and brackets with the same colors I did for the hutch, and on Tuesday night they were up. Whew! But Yay!


Hanging the shelves...
At last they are up. I was impatient and started arranging items right away...
Joining
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7 comments:

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

OH gosh how wonderful! I would be like you...no patience and have to get things up there to see what it looked like. I bet you arranged and re-arranged many times since you took these pictures ;) That's the fun of it isn't it...great job!
Maura :)

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I love them. They look like they were meant to be there and are great for displaying your collection of vintage bowls.

camp and cottage living said...

I just love the look of open shelving! Now you are giving me ideas.
The white washed style looks great!

Angela said...

I really love the look. He did an amazing job! I've been wanting open shelves also and like you, I rarely use the one that is above my fridge, hence the reason I took the doors off. LOL I use it for displaying items now...

Ashley said...

So where do the drinking glasses live now?

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Charming and functional! Love them!

I'm your newest follower! :)

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

Such a lovely transformation! You did a fabulous job.

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