I have dreamed of open kitchen shelving forever (join the club, right?). Unfortunately any free walls we have in our kitchen have been claimed by either the refrigerator or windows. Then I thought, who says you can't have a few shelves in front of a window. The window I had in mind was above the kitchen sink, flanked by two upper cabinets.So my Sweet husband got to work installing two simple 1 x 8" shelves in that exact spot. It turned out perfectly. I am beyond thrilled by the shelves. Now I really have the itch to paint the cabinets! I hate the color of our cabinets, if I'm allowed to be honest. They are lovely cabinets, but they feel very dark to me, kind of an odd orangey-unnatural looking color. Although painting them has been on my to do list for a while now, it seems so unbelievably daunting that I haven't been able to bring myself to tackle it. The shelves have certainly made me happier though!
Hard to photograph for sure, but every time I walk into the kitchen they make me smile. It's nice to have some extra storage as well! I'm thinking of adding a few little hooks to the underside of the lower shelf to hang some of our teacups on, what do you think? FOLLOW ATTIC LACE ON BLOGLOVIN!