Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Wetting yer whistle

I know, I know, I'm a slacker.  I promised pictures of the kitchen shelving and I haven't delivered.  What you may not realize is that the sun never shines in Newark, Ohio.  Ok, it does shine it just only shines when I'm at work or school or internship.  When I'm home it's dark, cloudy, grey, or it's midnight.  None of those make for good blog pictures.  (But as you'll see in a bit, anything would be better than what I currently have to offer.)

Not to mention I've been tweaking, rearranging and still shopping for things to make the shelves...sing if you will.  I didn't realize how tough it would be to have open shelving and OCD.  I'm sure normal people with open shelving do not stand and stare, wonder, rearrange, scratch their heads and sigh when putting dishes away.  I'm getting better though, I'm only spending about 30 minutes obsessing over it, last week it was around 45 minutes. ;)

Guess what?  The sun is shinning today and it supposed to shine ALL DAY!!!! AND I don't have internship tonight so I my plan is to get those pictures done today and posted tomorrow.  (Ok, maybe by the end of the week.)

Until then, I'm going to show you what inspired me in the first place.

Perfectly Imperfect, amazing isn't it?
I also think having one long, uninterrupted area for shelving is the secret to ease of staging.

In all honesty, this amazing transformation was my utmost inspiration.  Darby not only split her shelving up with her window, as I did, but she also has another closed cabinet on the right side, just like we do!

Do I even need to tell you where this comes from?  If so, you have some homework to do, go read EVERY post at The Lettered Cottage.

And to tease you just a bit further, here is an awful cell phone picture of one side of the shelving.  A lot has changed, moved, moved back, etc, but maybe it will wet yer whistle for the better pics (hopefully) coming your way this week!

OH that picture is just awful, the next time I make cookies I will send you each a box as an apology for this picture!


  1. Hi Beth, I'm the same when it comes to open shelving. I am always looking at it wanting to change something, to make it just right. I actually don't have any in my kitchen at the moment for that reason, but do in other rooms. I love your white shelving, and your inspiration pictures. Looking forward to more.

    Lisa x

  2. I can't wait to see! Happy Friday Enjoy~Cheers Kim

  3. Looking good! What a project!! All that painting in all those nooks and now the styling is the fun part!! Enjoy yourself and don't overanalyze!!

    Happy weekend!


  4. OMG! I love love love the transformation...I totally agree that we have a lot in common...and i am in Westerville!!!