Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Kitchen Open Shelf Reveal

You remember my self-confessed obsession with open shelves don't you?  Finally!   Momma got herself some open shelves in the kitchen.  Come on in and take a gander.  You can see how excited I am by the plethora of photos.

Andy cracks me up.  I told him to pick up some corbels at Home Depot and he was all, "Why?!  I can make 'em!"  He used a pine board that was about 12 feet long and cut 4 feet for each shelf.  Then used the remaining scrap to make the corbels using a DIY compass with a pencil and string.  Very clever that man of mine.  He's a keeper!

I dig the thickness of the shelves.  Anything thinner would have looked puny and disproportionate on the wall.  

Styling shelves is definitely not one of my strong suits - I tend to over clutter.  So I tried my best to show restraint and shopped the house for a few things to dress up the shelves.  Love these cream and sugar cuties.  They were a TJ Maxx purchase about a month ago.

This frame was on clearance at Target a while back.  And that adorable Love the Journey print is a freebie at The 36th Avenue.

Of course, my collection of Ina (I worship everything about her) and my Jonathan Adler apple bookends.

I cut a few sprigs from our Olive Tree out front for some height and texture.

I'm thinking the cabinet needs a face lift now.  Perhaps a coat of neutral chalk paint and some updated knobs.  What do you think?

I'm sharing this post with these fun parties this week:
Get Your DIY On at House by Hoff * Give Me the Goods at So Much Better with Age Hit Me With Your Best Shot at Just a Girl and Blog * The Inspiration Exchange at Clean & Scentsible * Work It Wednesday at The Turquoise Home * The Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush * Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now * Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest Link Party Palooza at I Heart Naptime



  1. The open shelving looks great and a fun way to display treasures!

  2. They look great - styling and those crafty DIY corbels!

  3. Gorgeous!!! Luv the large wicker plate!!! Chrsitine from Little Brags

  4. I love the menu planner chalkboard. Where did you find it? or did you make it?

  5. Cute corner! I'd leave the chalk paint in the chalk paint can myself, this looks more sophisticated. Where did you get that adorable little painting of the house with the American flag flying out front? So great!

  6. How did you hang the shelves? In studs, hardware type, special tools needed?

  7. Love these, so very pretty! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Love the shelves. How are the brackets attached to the wall?

  9. Thanks for the great corbel idea! I'm using this as inspiration to make thicker ones for my fireplace redo by cutting three out of a 2x6 board and stacking then together! Easy peasy. And you're so right...that little cupboard would look fantastic with some chalk paint! You have great taste :)


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