Friday, January 30, 2015

New Storage in the Kitchen

Hello everyone!

Well, if you're wondering if we were able to get the metal trim pieces painted from our shower enclosure, I'll tell you.  NO!  The weather has just been too cold and will continue to be for at least another week (according to the forecast).  What were we thinking trying to do this in January?????  So, we will continue to use the hall bathroom shower and work on other parts of the bathroom until we get the right weather to finish the job.  

I bought the paint for the bathroom, so guess what we'll be doing today?  

In the meantime, I thought I would show you what happened to the bookcase that we used in our bathroom.  We moved it down into our kitchen.  I added some bins for storage and it's getting a lot of use already.



I had these canvas bags and thought they would make good bins on the bottom.  I stenciled numbers on the front for interest.



On top, I added some decorative items that add some warmth to the mostly white piece.


And on the side, I hung this tea towel with black graphics for interest.


There used to be a grey cabinet in place of  this.  It ended up going in my youngest son's room.  We plan on working on his room after we complete our bathroom.  I plan on repainting his room and some of his furniture as well as replacing his over head light.

So, once the weather warms up, let the spray painting begin!

Hope you all have a nice weekend planned.  Will you be watching the Superbowl? 

Thanks for stopping by.

~ Kelly ~

36 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

That is the perfect spot for that piece of furniture! We don't usually watch football but we do watch the superbowl...mostly for the commercials.

Deserae said...

The shelf looks great in it's new spot!!!! Love those little canvas bins with the numbers you stenciled on them. I doubt we will watch the super bowl. Have a great weekend!!
~Des

Elaine Lewis said...

That is so beautiful and bright and light. I just love it.

Sandy said...

Looking good! it sounds like you have the domino effect going on over there. One change leads to more! it's good to change things! love the way you styled the cabinet.

Little Farmstead said...

Looks great Kelly! The little touch of your stenciled numbers adds that pop of character.

Art and Sand said...

Love the bookcase in the kitchen and the numbered baskets are great!

Ron said...

I always love a shelving unit for extra needed story:) Great look, Kelly!

Charity Thomas said...

Simple beauty!

Debbie said...

Looks great, and I like all the pieces you've added!
Debbie
xo

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

How nice that you were able to use the bookcase in there! I love those canvas bags too. Hopefully your weather will cooperate so you can finish working on the shower soon. I'm not sure if we'll watch the super bowl or not. I guess if there's nothing else on, we'll probably watch, at least for the commercials if nothing else. :)

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

Definitely spray paint outside...and no wind. Windy conditions make spray painting a huge mess. Love where you relocated the "new" cabinet

Petite Michelle Louise said...

Lovely! Happy week-end!

Wanda said...

Looks great in your kitchen. Love the baskets and canvas bags.

But best of all I like what you did on top as it gave me an idea to use something I have, and would never have thought to put it on top of a shelf...

Thanks...you inspire me.

Linda said...

Love the 'new' storage area!
Yes, we will be watching the Super Bowl! Roy and Ruth Ann will be coming over to watch it with us so I must think about what I will serve!

Sally Somervill said...

Hey Kelly! Our bathroom tiles were scheduled to go in about an hour ago and a wintry mix has just started. delay! I love how you're using the cabinet in the kitchen for storage. And the stenciled bins are so cute. I'll be watching, but mostly for the commercials and the half time show. Have a good weekend!
SAlly

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Always good to use a piece in a new way. That does make some cute storage.

โ„ณartina @ Northern Nesting said...

The bookcase looks great in it's new spot Kelly and I like the pretty display on top! My husband and son are BIG sport fans so they will be glued to the tv on Sunday...I just like the half time show and the commercials.

Debby said...

Love the shelf and the canvas bags.
We will watch the super bowl. I really don't care for football except for the Buckeyes but I lie the commercials. I'm sure I will be doing something while watching. I think we will probably snowed in when it comes on. It's not looking good for the week-end.

cynthia lee designs said...

The shelf unit looks great in your kitchen and I love those canvas bags...great for storing stuff in.
~Cindy

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Such a great looking shelf...absolutely perfect in your kitchen, especially with the canvas bins. Love the bottle rack as a decorative piece, too. I am looking forward to seeing how your doors turn out! Have a super weekend. Jane

Junkchiccottage said...

Kelly the shelf looks perfect in your kitchen. Love your canvas number bags. Hope the painting goes well in the bathroom. I know when it is all done you are going to love it.
Kris

Stacey said...

There's probably never a perfect time to do all that work but I hope the weather doesn't hold you up too much. Your shelf is cute there.

Doreen@househoneys said...

Send me your shower door Kelly, I'll take care of that for you ;).

You have so many things you're olanning on doing it seems! Exciting!

(Love the shelf and the nice touches)

Cynthia said...

Hi Kelly, playing major catch up on emails. Can't wait to see the bath post I have gotten to yet. Love what you did with the shelf. The stencils and use of those canvas bags is great

Cindy

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Kelly this is the greatest storage that I ever did see. Awesome job and you have given me some ideas. Thanx Jo

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Always great to have more storage in the kitchen, Kelly! Especially when it looks as great as this! Hope it warms up for you soon!

Miss Merry said...

That looks like just what I need in my kitchen! I think I would use wire baskets on the bottom to hold onions and potatoes, but other than that- you are reading my mind! Love the stenciling, too. Can't wait to see what comes next in the bathroom.

Suzanne said...

Looks pretty and useful, too. My husband and I looked at a house yesterday with brass trim on the shower door. We're not buying the house, but I immediately thought of you. Good to know that can be fixed! Hope you're having a good weekend. I spent yesterday painting, too!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

That is a great size bookcase that can be utilized anywhere...looks great in the kitchen and love the way you styled it with the pretty containers!

Connie said...

Perfectly stunning. Bravo!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Such a gorgeous piece and I love all the storage solutions it provides.
It looks perfect there!
Hugs,
Patti

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I'm just now getting a chance to catch up on blogs and I see you've been busy working on your bathroom! It's a mess while you're doing it, but so worth it in the end. And you've even got an extra storage shelf in your kitchen out of the deal! I can't wait to see the room when you're done!

Fritz Ant said...

Your very creative, I like what you did with them canvas bags. Would make a good conversation piece or just simply leave people scratching their heads a wondering.

Ellen Thompson said...

The white cabinet looks pretty in its new home. For what it's worth -- we also removed that metal shower enclosure from ours. We now use a show curtain. I am much happier with it because I hated cleaning that glass!

Katie Mansfield said...

What a great idea. It looks so cute in the kitchen. I love yur collecton of baskets.

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Love the new use for your bookcase, Kelly! It adds a whole lot of coziness and character! Love the chicken wire baskets.