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Kitchen Makeover – Open Shelving

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Welcome to week 5 of the One Room Challenge. We are getting so close to the end, and I must say, I am loving the results! If you missed what we did in week 1, week 2, week 3, and week 4, go back and catch up on those first. We have tackled most of the large items on our to-do list, so now we are getting down to the details.

Kitchen Makeover - Open ShelvingAdding open shelving wasn’t on our original to-do list, because quite frankly, I wasn’t sure if there was enough time. But when the One Room Challenge was extended by a week due to natural disasters around the country, I knew I could squeeze this in. Behind the dutch door there is a sizable blank wall which previously sat empty. My initial plan was to hang art here, but later decided open shelving fit the space better.Kitchen Makeover - Open Shelving

I decided on two shelves from Ikea for the space. To help gauge the appropriate height for the shelves, I used painters tape to lay it out.   Kitchen Makeover - Open Shelving

Once we felt good about the placement, we hung the shelves.Kitchen Makeover - Open Shelving Kitchen Makeover - Open Shelving

Then I added some much needed accessories! The fun part 🙂 Kitchen Makeover - Open Shelving

I really wanted to add some color, so I brought in a copper colander I found at HomeGoods. I think it fits the decor perfectly! You know I love my HomeGoods, but sometimes it’s hit or miss, so here is a similar versionKitchen Makeover - Open Shelving

My mom is a big coffee drinker and has always wanted to try a french press. I was lucky enough to snag this french press for her on a lightning sale! The next accessory I added is this simple and super functional pestle and mortar. It even comes with a splash guard and an anti slip pad for the base! To top off the trio, I added a hexagonal cheese board I found at Ross. This is a similar version I may like even better!Kitchen Makeover - Open Shelving

I also added some art which we will talk about next week, as well as, why I have an empty frame on the shelf. Don’t worry, I have a plan for that 😉  Kitchen Makeover - Open Shelving

Another item to be checked off the to-do list was the dutch door. It was in desperate need of a paint job and had some pretty terrible hardware before. We used Valspar’s Kettle Black to repaint it and updated the hardware with a simple brushed nickle door knob and latch. I love the new modern feel! Kitchen Makeover - Open Shelving

Sorry cat lovers, the cat butt handle is gone. We actually had several people who wanted it too! Haha!

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Lastly, I ordered some bar stools for the island we built and they finally arrived this week! Here’s a sneak peek!Kitchen Makeover - Open Shelving

And that’s it for this week friends, but join me again next Thursday because I have a special art project planned and freebie for all my subscribers 🙂Kitchen Makeover - Open Shelving

Don’t forget to stop by Calling It Home to check out all of the One Room Challenge participants! Things are getting really good now!Kitchen Makeover - Open Shelving

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  1. Looks like things are really starting to come together. Great shelf styling, the copper and the chives add a nice touch! Also, the dutch door looks so good! There is just something so sharp about a black door.

    1. Thank you so much Shelley! She actually had the potted herb already and I just couldn’t resist the copper colander 🙂 I am definitely a sucker for a black door too!

    1. Thank you so much Haley! It’s definitely a nice feeling to be almost done! Then back to our bathroom reno we started a million years ago, haha!

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