Saturday, October 27, 2012

Filling the Awkward Space Above Kitchen Cabinets


Trying to find balance in everything is hard to do. I have been quite busy taking care of the kiddos and filling cake orders so this poor little blog of mine has been suffering. Hopefully soon I can learn to balance everything and make time for me! 

Here is a little update. Trevor and I worked on re-arranging the space above the kitchen cabinets a few weeks ago and I have to say, I love how they turned out! I swear that is the hardest place to fill up and make look good at the same time! I ended up getting rid of some things that just weren't working out anymore. 

One thing I learned when filling up an awkward space like this is to try to have somewhat of a theme. Also, make sure things are placed at different heights. Here is the evolution of my kitchen:
One word sums this up: embarrassing.

Just before I painted the kitchen

After I painted it

After we added crown molding to the cabinets.


All Finished!

I love it.

Those two old road markers are special to me. They came from my home town in Idaho. Big Cedar was the main road and Private Dr. #3 was the marker for our driveway.  When they were replaced with the metal signs, my brother snagged them for me. Probably one of the best, most thoughtful gifts I've ever been given.

Also, that Be Grateful sign was a free printable I found on Pinterest, I plan on printing up the other two once I find frames for them. Here's the link:

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. That is gorgeous. I have one glass double cabinet like that in my kitchen too. I am DOING THAT. Can I ask a question? I love the look of flat paint, but how do you wipe down the cabinets? Is it a special type of flat paint?Everything I've read says to use semi-gloss or eggshell at the very least in a kitchen as flat paint will wipe off. Any info you have would be great!

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