I want to give a big 'thank you' to all of you that left such sweet comments regarding our shop! (I posted about our grand reopening here.)
I wish that all of you lived close enough to visit us! :)
Now onto my kitchen...even though I still liked the vignettes on my kitchen shelves, they had been that way for awhile and it was time for a change. I know that you can relate!
They had more of a black and white theme going, and I wanted to take them to a warmer, more farmhouse-style look.
This is what they looked like before...
We got these shelves at Ikea a number of years ago when I was into a more industrial vibe. If I were to choose now I'd probably go with white shelving, but that's ok because the stainless steel gives a nice contrast to the more rustic accessories that they're now combined with.
All of the things that I used for this 'redo' I already had on hand. I just shopped my house for the new look!
I started by hanging this fun wooden sign. I got this a few years ago at a local shop.
Then for the top shelf I borrowed some items from my barn wood cabinet in the dining room.
An ironstone tureen with a plant...
...a marmalade jar filled with forks, and some small baking tins.
Next I layered a couple of bread boards against the wall...
...then stacked some more little ironstone pieces taken from my dining room.
For the bottom shelf I topped a small wicker 'suitcase' with a pile of napkins...
...and moved 3 of the 4 canisters that were on the top shelf to the bottom.
My mom got these for me years ago and I love them! They have the words in French on the back.
Here's a look at the completed shelves...
I was rummaging around in my basement for something to hang beside the shelves, and I found this vintage floral picture. I like the soft colors and the white frame.
Our kitchen is so tiny that we have no counter space for our microwave. I took this wooden table from our shop awhile ago, and it serves as a microwave cart.
I added an old wicker trunk that I got at the flea market to the bottom shelf of the table.
I have a weakness for these trunks, and this one's my favorite from my collection. It looks great plus I'll use it for storage, which is a bonus in our small kitchen!
I think that I accomplished the overall look that I was going for...
...and my newly styled shelves make me happy! (Plus it didn't cost anything :)
Thank you so much for stopping by...
...and have a wonderful day!
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