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Week 5 | Styling Open Kitchen Shelving
If you told me about 5 or 10 years ago that I would one day take down the upper cabinets in my kitchen, I’d probably laugh in your face and wonder what kind of sick joke you are playing. But here we are in 2017, taking our upper kitchen cabinets down and replacing them with open kitchen shelving. And it looks amazing:
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Gorgeous, huh? Now, are you ready to see mine and how I styled them?
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know I was trying to decide between 2 shelves or 3. I did a poll and it was split 50/50. Are you ready to see what I went with?
I’m in love with the open shelves and I’m so glad we went with 3 shelves vs 2 shelves! The top shelf is perfect for storing serving dishes, vases and knick-knacks. I’ve also got a wood round that was used to serve cupcakes at our wedding a glass bottle with a dried hydrangea. The pop of color from the flowers on the top makes me smile whenever I see it. The second shelf has a few sprigs of eucalyptus and a vintage brass lantern from an old ship. The next shelf has my pink plates that are just too pretty to put away behind closed doors. When your plates are this pretty you have to show them off, right? On the counter is my letter board from a PEI based company called Letter Board Company. I also keep a glass canister with my coffee right on the counter because… well… I need coffee always.
When it comes to open shelving, don’t over think it. You don’t need to fill the shelf so it’s crowded but it’s a great way to display pieces that you otherwise might not see. Those pretty baking dishes? Put ’em up there! Gorgeous copper measuring cups? You bet they should be up there. This will free up that space in your cupboard that you don’t want to show off.
This little corner is giving me life! Every morning when I wake up and walk into the kitchen I’m greeted by this sight and I’m just so pleased with it.
Do you like it? Or do you think I’m going to be putting the cabinet back up shortly? I’ve got it in the basement and with a few screws, it can be back up in a hurry. But for now, I’ll be enjoying my open shelving. And trying to talk myself out of taking all my uppers down to replace them with open shelves. 😉
PS: Are you following me on Instagram? That’s where you can see my every day and watch how these DIYs and projects fit into our every day.