Kitchen Shelves, Three ways. Cast your vote for your favorite!

Posted in DECOR, DIY, KITCHEN
on July 22, 2013

If you’ve been following along, you’ve already seen our shiny, new kitchen paint job and you’ve heard about our new kitchen shelves that are replacing our giant kitchen hutch.

Here, my dear friends, is where you come in. I’m not a designer  – I’m sure you’ve figured that out by now. (ha!) I’ve got some ideas of what I like to see, but a lot of the time it is trial and error. A lot of trial – just ask Shay. And, sometimes you can be too close to a project to really be able to see it objectively. Such is the case here. I’ve come up with three different arrangements – well.. three mostly the same arrangements is probably more accurate! What I need from you, is help in deciding which one I should go with as a typical arrangement. I would also LOVE to hear of any other ideas you might have. If you think something would look amazing that I’ve not thought of, please, share!

I love the shelves – LOVE them and I LOVE the openness that taking the hutch down has given us, but now, I’m not entirely sure what to do with them. Too, my budget at this point is blown – there is no money left to add any additional accents to this room so, I have to work with what I have. Luckily, I do have some things that I’ve collected on bargain hunting missions, so there is a bit of variety.

Here is what I have:
Some of these things I already had, some were amazing finds and others I made, DIY style. Not one thing cost me over $15. The “EAT” letters were made following this tutorial and using recycled cereal boxes. The “Farmers Market” plaque and Bird print I acquired recently at Homegoods. Love that place.

The super cool bird cage was a Goodwill find – you just never know what you will find there. The clock came from Ross, the bird was from the Target dollar bins and actually came originally in two pieces that I painted and glued together. The vintage-look art were printouts from The Graphics Fairy, with the fun frames and carved tile – which is actually plastic – were found at Walmart – $5 each.

 
The rooster canisters were another Ross find – I got the set for $12! The bottle vase was painted by me, with the beer that it originally contained being enjoyed by Shay. The rooster was originally blue and white – until spray paint found him. And last but not least, the tea and coffee pots were gifts from over the years. All in all, there is a bit to work with!

Here are my arrangements:
Option 1 uses the bird print, along with complimentary bird-style accents and a simple mason jar floral arrangement.

Option 1 – Birds of a Feather flock together

Option 2 utilizes the “Farmers Market” plaque and has more of a country feel to it, with many uses of chickens, etc.

Option 2 – Farmers Market Fun

And, finally, Option 3, reuses many of the same objects, but changes things up using a previously owned Warren Kimble Rooster print.

Option 3 – A Dash of Farm Drama, Hold the Cow

So. That’s all I have. Cast your vote! Which is it going to be? Number1, Birds of a Feather Flock together? Number2 – Farmers Market Fun? Or, Number 3 – A Dash of Farm Drama, Hold the Cow? Please, share.. Enquiring minds wanna know!

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1 Comment

  • Kim A.

    I like the second one best!

    Kim @ {enjoy the view}

    July 23, 2013 at 6:43 pm Reply
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