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We are two house-loving DIYers now onto our second house. One of us has vision...and one has actual skills.
Design and working on our home are our major hobbies, whenever we have a few moments of free time not devoted to our daughter or jobs. We are hoping to share our ideas, triumphs and mistakes to help other DIYers and get new ideas from all of you!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Open Shelves

Today was a busy one for the kitchen - Brent went into the shop to finish the drawers, then fitted them in and is now finishing them in the basement, and we got our open shelves up for display!  Here are some pics:

 I love that they give us the ability to break up the long wall of white windows, cabinets, and tile, especially since we have almost no wall-space to use to decorate in the space.

The one negative is that they block the one LED light from reaching the counter...we'll see how they feel over the next few days.  I can say that from the dining room - they look awesome!

Also, I really love those mini green goblets I scored at TJ Maxx!  They've been hiding in a cabinet for months - I missed them!

I'm sure I'll try about 900 different objects on those shelves :)  I might also add a mix of things we actually use all the time - like our small white Ikea bowls.


  1. Just wanted to say thanks for all the posts of your kitchen remodel. I found your blog because I am installing the same countertop selection in my kitchen and I wanted to see how it looked in someone else's kitchen. Turns out a lot of your other selections are similar/the same as what I have chosen, so it was fun to read through and see what you did!


  2. Hi Heather,
    Thanks for your comments! We really love our countertop. It has been a wonderful material so far - absolutely no complaints. We went with the straight edge as it seemed the cleanest look, easiest NOT to chip/hit things against etc., and least expensive, but I'm sure eased would look great, too!