Remember awhile back when I decided to spice up my boring kitchen on a goose egg budget? I sold some items in the kitchen that weren't my taste...like the curtains and a open shelving unit and used that cash to fuel a little face lift.
I did an easy DIY letter project:
And some "clip art" wall art:
Bought a tacky gold frame:
Then I left you hanging...
On the other side of the opening I replaced the shelving unit with DIY open shelving.
And filled them up with a few decorative accessories and kitchen items I use often so they are less likely to gather dust.
Below the shelves was a great spot for Riley's bowl. I removed the glass and backing of the gold frame I bought and hung it directly on the wall above so he would always know where to find his food and water!
Flour in the glass canister is easy to grab for baking and pizza making and the wood crate holds fresh fruit and veggies..since we don't have much counter space.
I love how the black chalkboard paint makes everything pop off the wall now.
So there you have it, my kitchen wall update. I still need curtains but haven't figured out what I want yet but I'm sure I'll be crafting something up for that too!
In case you want to check out the post with the before photos here you go:
About the shelving:
The brackets are from Home Depot @ $10/piece a little pricey buy worth it. The wood shelf is a 2x12 cut to fit our wall space. Everything was painted white and once we hung the shelves up we caulked between the bracket and shelving to hide the small gap and give it a seamless look.
Fun fact thanks to an episode of "Ask This Old House":
If you score a piece of wood with an exact-o knife before cutting it down the with saw it won't get those crazy frayed wood edges.