Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Kitchen Shelf

I love the idea of open shelves in a kitchen but I can't see myself ripping down our cabinets anytime soon.  So I decided to take advantage of the small wall next to the window and create a sort of coffee nook using one shelf.  It by no means falls in the catergory of 'open shelving', but it'll do.

I liked the Ekby shelf from Ikea but the length was too long.  I ended up buying it and B.J. took it to his dad's to cut it to size.  The unfinished end tucks right inside the metal bracket so you can't see a thing.

I hung one shelf for now, but I could always add another one above it if I'm feeling crazy. 

I topped the shelf with four coffee mugs, a bowl filled with tea bags, and a ceramic cream and sugar set.  Then, I spray painted a metal espresso sign and hung it on the wall for a little pop of color.

I think the shelf helps make the kitchen feel relaxed and comfortable. 

Grab a mug and pour yourself a cup of coffee!
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  1. Too cute! I really hope I have the space in whatever military housing I get with my hubby to do a coffee nook.

    I'm doing a series of blog posts themed around what I want my dream home to have and I am going to feature a coffee nook, would you mind if I use one of your pictures and link back to your blog? My blog address is

    1. Of course! I can't wait to see the post! Here's a link to a more recent pic of the nook after I painted the window trim and added a second shelf.