I want to let you in on a secret....
I'm a lover of white.
Should I sshhhhhh
or shut it out from the rooftops?!
I'm going to do the latter today ok?!
First of all, I love shelving...
almost any kind of shelving catches my eye.
On this kitchen shelf, I used to keep my cookbooks (above) ....
until I received an inspiration
to put them in a new home,
and make the shelf available for another love.
In a previous post I showed you my new recipe helps home.
Here it is...and it's working out fine!
My vintage coke crate holds them perfectly
So, what to do with the empty shelf nearby?
White dishes, of course!!
I adore open shelving and
I realized ...I have a shelf..
so why not make it happen,
using what I have!
If you're like me, you drool over open shelving
and white dishes!
I don't have a lot of shelving but
why not use what I have to
display what I have.
I played around with ways to display them first.
It's the little girl in me :)
In the midst of all this creating and playing,
another idea arrived in my mind.
So I set about making that happen too.
I adore old wood,
and barnboard and such,
and I love the look of
hooks on wood.
I found some old wood in our garage,
saved from other projects, and I shopped for some
hooks (even hook-shopping takes some time..which ones do I choose?) ;)
and started to work.
Here's how it ended or should I say begins!
I asked my hubby to drill it into the top of my wall above the shelf
and overhang .
I hung my white ikea cups
Added a few antique-ish touches
(garage-sale finds~2 old mixers)
more white stuff
that's right on hand when I need it...
and one happy girl!
So there you have it!
1) A place to hang mugs and have close at hand.
2) A few bowls and serving bowls right at my touch
and looking pretty too.
3) A strainer near by and handy
4) Wooden spoons ready for use
5) A real milk bottle with lavender to scent my kitchen
6)And one happy girl who realized a dream
and made it happen with an old board, some hooks,
a handy hubby with a drill,
and an inspiration and a love for whites in her home.
Do you have a shelf somewhere
that's just waiting for a little makeover?!
I'll be back soon to chat about hooks!