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...
Savvy Southern Style
My Romantic Home