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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