We store our glasses on the little shelf next to our refrigerator and our magnetic measurement organizers. I chose the 4 glasses, my daughter has the 4 stainless steel glasses, and my husband selected two deep blue handblown glasses and 2 crystal drink glasses. The tile work is mostly done, except for the area that hugs around our window sills and the trim I need to install around the edges. I also need to purchase and screw in the outlet cover behind our tea pot.
Building these shelves did not take long, although choosing the color that would go best did. I painted them teal, like the inside of our cabinet frames. I let the teal sit for a month or two, so they were teal when we moved upstairs. The shadows were not very forgiving for the teal, so I tried silver spray paint on the underside with teal on the top. Then our kitchen screamed "DINER!" somehow.
I caved in and painted them a black-indigo color called Napoleon, the same paint on our Canvas Floor Cloth, C End Table, and Reclaimed Top Media Console. :) I didn't seal the Napoleon in case we changed our mind again, and I've dinged it a few times, letting silvery distressed flecks shine through. =D We'll keep it!
The shelves in my kitchen cost me $5.40 out of pocket using reclaimed lumber from a deconstruction warehouse.
I decided to cut 45 degree miters for the inner corners for the corner shelves.
I left the imperfections of the wood visible, because it is reclaimed and I did not want to hide the fact.
At the time I assembled this shelf, I was playing with my daughter in my mom's downstairs house, so the flooring is different. :)
I put up tile in the spring time of this year, so we've been using these shelves since the first day we moved upstairs.
Be careful to choose a drill bit only as wide as the inner shaft of the anchor screw, otherwise, the screw tread will have no wood to grip into.
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Looks great! The color goes perfectly with your backsplash and counter. I like how you let a little silver spec show through here and there. It gives great character to the piece, and picks up the reflective quality in the counter. Great job!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Joanne. I love how inexpensive and uncomplicated they were to build and how much more storage space it gives us.Delete
These look great! What a fabulous space-saver. This would be great to link up to Create It Thursday #15…it's live now. Hope to see you there!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Leslie. I am pleased to join Create It Thursday. Thank you for inviting me. :)Delete
I'm in love with those splashback tiles. Can you tell me what they are called and where you got them from, pleeeease!ReplyDelete
Hi, George. :) We bought the tile from Lowes: 12-in x 12-in Silver Metal Wall Tile for about $15 a square foot. It's a ceramic subway tile with thin stainless steel fronts on a mesh backing. We positioned it on the vertical for a variation to the classic subway tile pattern. If you decide to buy it, I strongly advise cutting it with a wet saw. :) Best wishes and please let me know how things turn out!Delete
Thank you very much for the info Yvonne. I live in Aus so I will have to import them, but I think it will be worth the effortDelete
I hope you could find a comparable product locally! That would be even better. :)Delete
Oh and, what a difference something small like rotating the tiles can do!! Champion idea!ReplyDelete
Thank you, George. I do so appreciate your feedback! =DDelete