Monday, July 29, 2013

NEW SHELVES IN THE KITCHEN

Kitchen wall shelves
Here is something I did for 2nd Man as a surprise.  We had this big empty spot on the wall behind the stove.  Storage and a place to put stuff is always important in a smaller house and so we did not need a big empty wall with nothing useful on it.  Sort of like the JULIA WALL we recently did.

So one day at lunch, I found these really neat cast iron shelf brackets that looked sufficiently retro/vintage.  Then I went to a local hardware store and bought a couple of prefab white shelves.  They are both 3 feet long.  I got two sizes, the top one is 12" deep and the bottom one is 8" deep so that it doesn't interfere with working on the marble top table next to the stove.

He saw it this weekend and of course loved it.  Now he has a blank slate to fill up as he desires.  Cooking oils, herbs and spices, maybe some mixing bowls?
I'll have to make sure that I at least have some input, ha.

After the UTILITY SINK SHELVES I recently did, it's been a regular shelf-a-palooza at the farm. And I still have one more place to put another set up!

Kitchen wall shelves


14 comments:

Sandy said...

1st Man,

Storage is a good thing! Can't wait to see how 2nd Man uses these shelves.

CityGirlCountryBloke said...

I love the contrast of the wood paneled walls, the iron of the brackets and the white of the shelves. Very chic! It's gonna look great with all of 2nd Man's spices and such!

Linda said...

the shelves look nice; have you thought of a mirror in the kitchen to give light and the image of a window?

Velva said...

That looks really good-great idea.

Velva

Linda said...

Those look really nice. You did a good thing.

Amanda Pope said...

Very pretty,ya'll do good work lol!

Lynda said...

I'm in love with those brackets...very nice.

Thank you for the nice comment on my blog...we are well...adjusting to the new Normal after my husband's heart surgery. Took a few very long weekends to the cabin to gather strength! Having computer issues and just not good at the Kindle keyboard! I do read all of your posts...love them...just don't comment often. I'll be back to blogging soon...lots to catch up on.

1st Man said...

Definitely important, and especially in a small house. Side note, I put some things on the shelves and he said "no, i don't like those on there" Oh, it's going to be one of those types of interactions, LOL.

1st Man said...

Thank you! The white of the shelves picks up the white of the walls and of course the cabinets on the other side of the kitchen. Pic of that coming soon! :-)

1st Man said...

You know, that is a good idea. Now we do have a window directly opposite this, over the sink (pic coming soon from another project we did), but a window over here would reflect that light. Thanks for the suggestion!

1st Man said...

It was simple, inexpensive and practical. The best choices, haha.

1st Man said...

Thank you!!! Very kind of you!

1st Man said...

Ha, you are too nice. It was simple, hardest part was getting the screws in that old, hard, wood.

1st Man said...

YAY YOU ARE BACK! Well, I guess you've been around but it's so nice to hear from you. The new normal can take getting used to, I've had close friends go through that. Thank you for your sweet comment, your blog is always an inspiration to me. Sending good wishes to you and your family and most importantly to your husband.

Aren't the brackets great? They are a heavy cast iron and when I saw them I just KNEW they would be perfect.

All our best always!