Sometime around July I found the perfect pair. They're solid with wonderful rounded corners, the perfect size, probably date from the 1930s-40s, and just needed to be painted white. The best part? $4 for the pair! They were easy to mount and are so cute. I like to rotate what's on them based on the season. The pictures I've included are from my halloween decor. You'll get to see them with holiday decor in a few days when I post on the whole houses's new holiday look.
The trick is to keep the items on the shelf fairly similar and organized, or you'll end up with the dreaded wall clutter. It's a great way to display collections, and you can usually fit a set of shelves in just about every kitchen. Here are some options!
|The combination of bead board, white cabinets and shelves, and the tremendous farmhouse sink equates to vintage kitchen perfection!|
|No wall space? You can always put the white shelves under the counter too.|
|These white shelves make the ideal display spot for a collection of stoneware mixing bowls and vintage mint green dish ware.|
|I love the one long shallow shelf. It keeps a fairly petite kitchen from feeling crowded. And the kitchen island is fabulous.|
|The ornate shelf brackets and display of victoriana gives this kitchen a vintage butler's pantry feel. And those counters are so pretty.|
|This rustic kitchen is balanced by a classy collection of cut glass decanters, sitting comfortably with the humbler kitchen accoutrements.|
|Somewhere between vintage and modern lies retro. This is the cleanest and freshest I've ever seen a retro kitchen look.|
|Milk glass on white shelves creates texture without clutter. The chandeliers add drama while the utilitarian island keeps things from getting too frou from.|
|And here are my little shelves. When I got them they were unpainted- so I threw some white trim paint on them. We've got extra drinking glasses, a vintage mixing bowl, an antique butter mold, and vintage and new jars on the top shelf.|
|and a wider shot. The dark bookcase (which I found the side of the road and stripped and stained) is too heavy for the space, and will be placed by something lighter colored and cottage-y for the Holiday decor.|