If you've read my previous posts, you know this is the "before" picture of the open shelves in my kitchen.
This is what all the cabinets in my house looked like. I know, right?
When we moved in, I knew replacing the cabinets would not be in the budget. So I painted some cabinets and I decided to remove one large cabinet and put in open shelving. I have really liked the shelves, but I was ready for a change.
So I emptied the shelves.
Removed the cup hooks.
Filled, sanded, and painted the holes.
And filled the shelves with new and collected items.
I have been collecting for these shelves for at least a year. The rooster dishes I bought at Home Goods. The pitchers and platters are a mix of new and antiques. The pitcher on the left is old ironstone.
The platters and two middle pitchers are collected from antique stores, the bowl was a wedding gift, and the pitcher on the left is from Target.
The cow creamer is also from Home Goods.
And since I removed the cup hooks, I was able to include the counter as part of the shelves.
The shelves feel fresh and clean. Speaking of clean, I know a lot of people worry that open shelving will get dirty. I use these dishes everyday, so they don't have a chance to get dirty. The pieces that aren't used as often, I just toss in the dishwasher when I have extra room. Wipe the shelves with a damp cloth occassionally, and everything stays clean.
I am going to join some fun parties this week: