August 30, 2011

New shelves



I have linked to Marty's table top Tuesday.Not really a table but wanted to share.

We have lived in this house for over 40 years. Over the years we have remodeled several times. In 2007 we took out part of the wall between the dining room and kitchen. It was a major redo. You can see the pictures in my web shots pages under kitchen remodel.

We worked on shelves above the refrigerator this past weekend. Mr T. has a reputation to keep---- for NOT completing a remodel. He says he does not want to ruin his record. No worries about that. There are still lots of small things that need finished in this kitchen, but I can live with them until he gets around to it.

As you can see in the first 2 pictures there was no wall by the fridge then there was. The space above the fridge where a small cupboard is usually hung was to big for the small cupboard. So we built shelves.

The shelf boards are reclaimed from our local library remodel. That was many years ago. I can't tell you all the projects we have used that lumber but it is many including the screen porch floor.

I collect Wexford glass and some of the pieces are large such as the punch bowl and serving platters. Over the summer I had added several more pieces of wexford to my already large collection, and had no place to store them.They have been on display on the buffett. I really did not want to put them away but it is time to bring out my fall dishes. I came up with the idea of shelves above the fridge for the wexford. Mr. T just rolled his eyes and went in search of the right boards.
The stack is almost gone of the library boards. When they are gone do I have to stop coming up with these kinds of projects? HAHAHA I don't think so. The space is now just right. I will add more of my pieces I have in the china cupboards but could not wait to share. Here are the project pictures.
Because of the wood ceiling I thought the tongue and groove boards perfect for the shelves. What do you think?
I am happy with the results. I really love my kitchen even after 4 years. It truly is the heart of our home. Have a great week.j


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a great idea and such fabulous storage and display space also. I love it. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

That was a great use of the space above your fridge. We can never have too much display space for our collections!