Kitchen shelves…

Hello dear friends!
Brrr it’s a cold wet day here… wind and rain are hammering against my window.  I am not looking forward to picking the boys up from school in a moment.  Not fun.
This weekend Dan and I re-tiled our kitchen.  We had white metro tiles there already from when we renovated it 5 years ago.  But stupidly we used a white grout and over time it had become stained and grimy.   So on Sunday, whilst my parents had the boys, we added 3 more rows of metro tiles, took out the old grout and re-grouted using a charcoal colour.  It looks lovely!  I promise to show you a picture once we’ve finished it.
My mind has now wandered on to shelves.  We did have shelves originally there, but now we’ve tiled higher, the brackets and shelves are too high for me to reach – yes I am vertically challenged!
I love the shelves in these two images.  Just simple lengths of plain wood.  Dan has an idea of using some thick ply wood and making an L shape, a back on the wall and a shelf.  I think it might look great.
What do you think?
More images of kitchen inspiration over here.
  • Open shelves in kitchens are great – the perfect opportunity to curate your own perfectly-formed mini exhibition of lovely stuff. Looking forward to seeing what you do!

  • Sounds like a great idea! Love both these pictures. I wish I had some space for shelves in our kitchen, so nice to be able to have some bits on display. x

  • Great idea. I really like open shelving in a kitchen, cupboards just make the space feel smaller & darker. It’s so much nice to see beautiful crockery displayed alongside little plants & nic-nacs. :) I’m sure yours will look lovely.

  • I am totally stealing the wood box shelving in the second picture! We (I) have been agonising over what to do with our shelf situation in our new kitchen. Really like this! X

  • Love that top picture. So clean and stylish. It’s going to look so gorgeous Lou! x

  • I don’t think one can have too many shelves in the kitchen, Dan’e idea sounds ideal :) Natalie xx

  • I absolutely love simple shelving, letting the mugs, pretty glasses you use most often have their moment in the sun instead of hanging out hidden away in the cupboard :-) Open shelving is a definite must once I own a place rather than rent one!

    Jem xXx

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