This weekend as I was working on John & Alice’s kitchen cabinets, priming all 32 cabinet doors, I was pondering open shelving in a kitchen. I admit, I absolutley LOVE the look. In fact, I even considered in my own kitchen leaving a couple of the cabinet doors off and leaving the shelves exposed.
Unfortunately for me, soon after I removed the cabinet doors while I was painting the cabinets, I realized that open shelving simply wouldn’t work in my condo.
It didn’t matter if the cabinet was full or not. She would find a way to climb up in there. Don’t worry. Soon after I realized she was doing that, I started storing the dishes in the dishwasher, and we didn’t use the cabinets until the doors were back on…and the shelves were thoroughly cleaned.
But anyway, while it doesn’t work in my kitchen, I still love the look. I’ve never talked to John & Alice about leaving some open shelving in their kitchen, but they have one cabinet that would be perfect for it!
There’s just something about open shelving that I find so charming, whether it’s a cabinet with the doors removed, or whether it’s actual shelving. I like all of it!
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|via Sugar Pie Express|
|via Charles and Hudson|
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I definitely love the look. Too bad it won’t work for my kitchen.
So what about you?
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