open shelving SUCCESS!!!
it took longer then expected (like every design related decision does), but the open shelves in the kitchen are installed & i couldn't be more pleased. i finally have huge open shelving to showcase all my pretty props on & a lot more storage space. the shelf space is reserved for all the items in my kitchen that don't belong in cupboards! the shelves are the first thing you see when you enter the kitchen. they also carry nicely into the open concept dining room. i wanted the shelving itself to be as pretty as the pieces i planned to display on it so i opted for these beautiful brass brackets from rejuvenation! i went with the classic look & chose the arched shelf bracket. rejuvenation has a variety of colour & style options when it comes to open shelving, but i kept things simple. like everything from rejuvenation, the quality is amazing & i have no doubt these shelves will hold all my precious pottery safely. i also got the matching rejuvenation brass switch plates because it is all about the details!
for the shelving itself, i had originally purchased the three foot salvaged honeycomb ponderosa pine shelving from rejuvenation because i wanted to bring in a reclaimed wood element. however, we decided to move the shelving last minute to a much larger wall so i could have several additional feet of storage. we ended up purchasing 8-inch wide x 5-foot long pieces of raw oak from the lumber yard. then we gently sanded & stained it! the natural grains in the oak were just too pretty to cover up, so we left it as raw as possible.
anyways, this is the only sneak peak you will get of the new kitchen until the summer! i just couldn't help but share these shelves the second they went up. now brb while i redecorate & rearrange them on a weekly (ok, daily) basis:)
p.s. if you are wondering where that brass industrial style tangled chandelier is from, it is this one from school house electric.