Sorry to have missed you all yesterday. I totally did too much on Sunday and the dizzy, headache-y, nausea-y feelings came back in full force. Uggg. Trying to get back to normal is no easy feat.
I have two more posts on my Kitchen Time Series and this next one is dedicated to shelving space. When you can’t build more cabinets or you seem to have just run out of space, you can always go up! Up on the wall, that is.
I know what it’s like to have dishes and food just bursting from their homes in the cabinet. I know the frustration that comes when you just have no place for that last can of soup so you just push it in and close the door really fast, crossing your fingers that it will just magically stay in limbo on that shelf. It never does, does it?
A solution for this is to install a few shelves on a wall in the kitchen. They don’t have to be fancy or expensive. They should match to look cohesive and pretty, though. Let’s take a look at some pretty examples:
I love the look of all white dishes. If you use white or any other solid color you can stack them to the ceiling! I think things start looking a bit messy when you have alot of colors and patterns going on.
I’ve hung tea cups and love the look. You can use hooks like this above or I have literally used hardware store single eye hooks placed in a row underneath the cabinet for them to hang on. Oh – here’s a good example:
Don’t want a metal-looking hook? Easy. Just spray paint white. You will save a ton of space if you try this idea.
Ironstone soup terranes? Yes, please.
Metal with white? Love it.
I know we are all too distracted by this awesome shabby cabinet to look at shelving on this one.
Chunky, rustic wood. Love.
If you are lucky enough to have a blank wall in your space, you can always find and/or paint a cabinet. I so wish I had thought of this before building on all our walls.
The shabbier the better for me.
Coming Up: One more post on some final kitchen ideas. Then I’m going to talk about FROZEN PAINT! Anyone else having issues with working in the winter?