I love open shelves in kitchen. They are everywhere nowadays, and they always look so pretty.
When we renovated our kitchen last summer, I chose to leave the wall between the two windows empty for open shelves. While I know my messy-cabinet self well enough to know I couldn’t maintain all open shelves, I thought it would be nice to have some shelves to display my lovely rainbow colored Fiestaware and other fun items.
So, we installed all the other cabinetry, and there it stood for 6 months or so. It was not our top priority, but it drove me insane. Woe is me.
Finally, I convinced Ryan that the open shelves were the next thing on the list. (This particular list lives in my head, which means it changes at a moment’s notice.) I debated what style of shelves – more modern IKEA brackets, country-style wood shelves… but I ended up picking up these black metal brackets at Menards to tie in with the other black elements in the kitchen (like the faucet, hardware, and appliances).
Once we found Ryan’s long-lost tile drill bit (I think it was a trick to put this project off), he installed the shelves for me and I painted simple boards to match the cabinetry. I’m still waiting a little longer to place anything on the shelves, but I love the look.
(And the brackets didn’t come with black screws so I guess I’ll have to paint the screws. Ugh.)
Plus, this really gives me a lot more space for displaying pretty things than I’ve ever had.
More to come when I get something on those shelves. And maybe I’ll finally put up my fun kitchen clock. But, don’t rush me!
Now, what in the world will I do with all that space?
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