Thursday, February 18, 2010

Collecting white dishes is a feverish obsession for me. When we moved into this house, there was a tiny oak cabinet beside the kitchen window that I couldn't fit a plate in, nevermind my stacks and stacks of white dishware!

I can't begin to tell you how much I LOVE my new shelves. I still play with them, rearranging my plates and trying to figure out just how much weight they will bear. :)

Yesterday at the Dollar Tree I found this cute little wood-cut welcome sign, and I needed a little project because I was getting bored (which is a dangerous thing for me). I painted it with leftover Apple Green paint that I used on the lower cabinets. Darling. Not even half of my plate collection is on these shelves, but that's ok. I'm slowly coming up with other places to stash things.
The plates are a mix of Pier One, WalMart, Goodwill, and hand-me-downs from my grandmother. A girl can never have enough cereal bowls. I could feed Fruit Loops to an entire Army in one sitting.

So my next steps are finishing the bun feet and turned legs on the lower cabinets, and fixing this darn valance. It's too high, it's too box-pleat-y, and needs that funky green pom pom fringe I bought...

Posting this at Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Friday!
Posted by Katy On 9:52 AM 18 comments


  1. I love the cabinets and that shelf! So amazing!

  2. Those green cabinets are just cute as can be! I wish more of my clients would try some color in their lives! Great job!

  3. That's a great collection! I love those polka dot bowls. So darling! I love the open shelves and the apple paint on the lower cabinets. How fun to be daring with the color. Good luck with the valance.

  4. Your kitchen is adorable! The shelves look perfectly put together~love those polka dot bowls!

  5. Hi Katy!

    You've done an amazing job on the kitchen. Wow! I love your use of colour, daring and adorable.

    I'm in the same position as you; single mum, working around the house with a small budget. I'll be following you to see what you come up with next.

    Oh and I love the sideboard!

  6. Hi! Thank you guys for your sweet comments!
    Mel -- it's hard but even with no money we can make something happen. Sometimes all I have is determination to get through the day! lol

  7. I love the kitchen! It looks so adorable and cheery! I must disagree about your valance, though, I don't think it's too high at all! It all looks great!

  8. Wow! I love everything that you have done in your kitchen. Great job!

  9. Love your shelves; much better than that little cabinet! I could just see eating fruit loops from your polka dot cereal bowls!

  10. Your kitchen is adorable. I love the bright green and red.

  11. Love the colors; it is adorable!!

  12. What a perfect look! I love the cabinet color, the pendant light and of course the shelves! Great job!
    smiles, alice

  13. Your kitchen is so colorful & exactly what I hope to turn mine into soon. Great job!

  14. I love your shelves and also white dishes-I recently got a set at Big Lots ($20 for 6 settings)that I just stare at and love.The cabinet color is perfect and the valnce looks great!

  15. Oh my gosh!!!! Love what you've done to your kitchen!

    You are one talented woman :)

  16. Your kitchen is absolutely adorable!!! I love how bright and cheery it feels. Very welcoming.

  17. that's pretty nice and neat...happy metmonday!

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  18. I really like the "citrus" colors in your kitchen. It's so fresh and pretty. The open shelves are a great improvement. I would love to do some open shelving in my kitchen...some day.


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