Neutralizing the Kitchen
I've always wondered what to put on the top of my cabinets. There's just enough room for a dinner plate leaning vertically. I've tried just about every combination of everything you can think of, and I always grow tired of it after a few weeks.
I played around with the cabinet color on PicMonkey. In other posts you can see that they are much lighter and orange.
This time, I'm using all black and white. These colors have stood the test of time for me. I have so many black and white things, I only had to shop the house to pull it all together.
Let's start at the corner. I made this 'EAT' sign years ago. The duck and the cookie jar are thrifted.
More thrifted items. Notice I used white items inside the different metal baskets. The cabinets stop at the window and start again on the other side.
I made the bakery sign a few months ago.
At one time, I had removed the cabinet doors on each side of the sink. I liked it for a while, but then it started to feel cluttered.
The chippy baskets and the white dishes are simple.
Going around and across the top of the fridge...
Another sign... can you have too many?
This ends the cabinets.
I like this better than anything I've tried in a while.
When I brought this rusty basket in the house, my husband looked at me like I'd lost my mind... I know YOU understand.
I found a huge bunch of faux fern recently and I tried to make a wreath...
it's harder than you think!
My cabinets need painting or re-staining or something. The ones at the bottom are faded. The polyurethane is splotchy. They have an orangy look to them. I haven't made up my mind what I want to do yet. I love white cabinets, but I'm not sure I want to clean white cabinets. I don't hate these, but I don't love them either. For now, I'll work with them the best I can.
Check out our new mailbox. I picked it up at Michaels. I had a gift card and a coupon. I paid $12.00 for it. Confession, I saw this and walked around the store looking for stuff I could use to make one myself. 3 baskets, a board, some numbers... done???
And then I decided to just buy it... I rarely do that.
So what's your opinion? Painted cabinets? Stain a darker color?
I say when in doubt, do nothing...
I hope you were inspired!