Last week, I shared my kitchen, dining area, and living room for
housewalk. I wanted to give you a closer look at my open
shelving on the right side of the kitchen, above the painted
buffet, and how I added some holiday touches.
When we remodeled our
kitchen in 2010, we took out the original cabinets that were
there. They were really just a place where clutter gathered. We
then had a hutch there, until we replaced it with my Gram’s
buffet. That’s been the best move so far. It’s been great
storage, and prep space for us.
We added the open shelving to that area a few years ago,
after I painted the buffet. For a long time, we had a large
mirror there. I loved the way it looked, but we really needed the
for some storage.
We keep our cookbooks, and baking supplies on the shelf, and some
of our serving pieces.
In front of my large wood bowl, I put Santa, a reindeer, mercury
glass ornament garland, and a fun sleigh,full of bottle brush
trees, that I had on my
mantel last year.
I keep our appetizer plates under a dome so they stay clean
while were not using them. My kids put the dishes away. As you
can tell, they either didn’t really care how they put them back,
or were going for the Tower of Pisa look. If you ever come to
dinner at my house, I am going to warn you now. They unload the
dishwasher, so always double check your silverware, and glasses
I did add a few live sprigs of pine in vintage bottles. I love
how the green of plants are a neutral color.
Under the open shelving is where we keep our coffee command
center. That’s my first go-to in the morning before I even crack
an eye open. I love my family like crazy-cakes, but they really
need to not speak to me until I have that first sip of magic in the
I know many people are hesitant to remove cabinets for open
shelving, but for is it was an awesome decision. It actually gave
us more storage than having a ton of drawers and cabinets to shove
things it. It actually made us use the space we had better,and I
love being able to add some simple holiday touches.
Source: FS – All – Decorations – Home Decor
Open Shelving Holiday Touches