PhotoCredit: Craft and Creativity Photostream on Flickr
I’m going to replace the upper cupboard on the right with some open shelves, because I’m taking the cupboard underneath out to fit in a dishwasher – Oh yes it will be mine! 😉
On a more practical side, I think it’ll make the room look wider and I’ll have the chance to have lots of pretty display kilner jars and my Emma Bridgewater bits and bobs. I’m just slightly worried as to what’s going to happen to the wall when we take the cupboard down, we have some seriously dodgy plaster in this house and the whole lot could come down. But it’s a chance I’m willing to take.
I’ve been hunting around on the web and Flickr has been a great source of inspiration. Lillian Day’s photostream has some wonderful photos of her beautiful home. Look how she has created these open look from some painted Ikea shelves.
Photo Credit: Lillian Day’s Photostream on Flickr
On the left hand side of my kitchen we have two upper cupboards which have some really ummm stunning 1980’s faux stained glass in them – nice! So I have considered getting them re-glazed or just removing the doors altogether and painting the insides of the cupboards but on a day to day basis that might just scratch really easily? But these shelves from House Dreams on Flickr I think they have had this treatment and they look gorgeous
Photo Credit: House Dreams’ Photostream on Flickr
What do you think about open shelves do you like them? Are they practical?