I will be honest that when I began putting items on my open shelves in the kitchen, I was a little nervous.
Mainly because I have seen so many pictures of beautiful open shelves in blogland, that I knew mine would never look that good.
But two days before Christmas, I went to work putting items that I already had on my shelves.
And to my surprise, it wasn’t as hard as I thought.
Now, they may not be arrange perfectly (as far as a “designer” may be concerned.) But for me, they work!
Most of the things on my shelves are hand-me-downs or Goodwill finds. The only “expensive” dishes I have are my Willow House dishes. (Most of which I got free for hosting parties or I bought them when they were severely on sale.)
I wanted a wreath for my window, so Cy went to Lowe’s on Christmas Eve day and picked up this real one on clearance. It was a little dry, but it was just what I wanted!
I just added some ribbon that I already had to hang it in front of the window.
The only part of the shelving that I did not like was above the microwave. It was Christmas Eve, I was tired, and I just threw what I had left up there.
I tried to space the pops of red and green dishes throughout my shelves.
Like I said, I know that someone else could probably do a better job styling my shelves (like my buddy, Layla), but for me, I love the way it looks.
Some of you (like my sister) said you would not like open shelves because you would always worry about it not looking “right”. Or it would stress you out when things were out of place.
I totally get that. I mean I REALLY get that.
I worry about that too sometimes.
But it was so easy putting this dishes out, that I think I will be okay.
I will let you know how I like my shelves throughout the year. It’s going to be fun to “grow” with this kitchen.
Do you worry about styling open shelves?
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3. Kim (ckaasa)
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