Open Shelving Reveal
The open shelving in the kitchen is finally done! For now at least. This area strikes me as one that will be constantly evolving with the seasons and my mood. For now, I’m digging the rustic farmhouse look – I think that’s illustrated pretty well in how I styled the shelves and the intentional distressing of the shelves themselves. I can’t believe how much this wall has changed since we moved in six months ago. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. Let me remind you of what we were working with when we moved in – wallpaper, borders, a mobile dishwasher, blue trim and a very awkward run of upper cabinets. And here we are today. The dresser I refinished to serve as a coffee station takes the place of the dishwasher, the wallpaper and blue trim are history and my open shelving is my new pride and joy. I know our plan was to fully gut and renovate the kitchen in a year or so but I’m actually starting to like this one. I might be able to live with it for a few more years. Take a peek and let me know what you think. Warning: I have included a ridiculous number of pictures. It’s like these shelves are a new baby.
You’ll notice that some of my milk glass collection has found a home throughout the shelving as well as a brass watering can I scored for $2.99 at Value Village. The clear jar holding the knives was purchased for a few bucks at a Crabtree & Evelyn that was closing down a few years ago. I have a bunch of them holding various items throughout the house. I’m in love with the contrast of the wood knife handles against the white cabinet. The galvanized utensil holder is a patio caddy I purchased at Home Sense with a gift card I got for Christmas. It was $12.99 and although I know it’s supposed to house condiments for the patio I think it’s perfect for utensils. It’s so easy to bring down to the sink when I’m putting dishes away and then just pop it back in it’s place. Over all I’m really happy with the way this project turned out. I still can’t believe how much this room has changed since we moved in. What do you think? Like it? Love it? Not a fan of the open shelf? I love to hear your opinions.