19 In Misc


Thanks for all of the input on my kitchen cabinets.  After much thought, I decided to go with the open shelving.  My very old cabinet fronts were going to be a little tricky, and expensive to face with glass panels.  I'm really liking the open shelving!


These are the existing cabinets finished out.  We tried to use as little new building material as possible.

Cabinets 2 

I opened  two more cabinets on the opposite side of the sink.  Here is my new light fixture awaiting a lot of work.  I love it!  The crystals will be attached Monday.  I'll get more pictures then. 

 Most of the kitchen has not been grouted yet.  I decided on a canvas colored grout, and it looks really nice.  We used extra large shims when laying the tile for a more "brick" like look.

(sorry for the murky lighting)

Cabinet 3

Pots and pans 

I was going to replace my pot holder with a new light fixture over the table, but I can't part with it. I use it constantly.   One of the lights had permanently burned out, so it was taken down and rebuilt, and now it's good as new!


Hope everyone had a great weekend, and that you're in much cooler weather than we are here in North Texas!


  • Nuheila.blogspot.com
    September 12, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Looks very beautiful.Loving the open shelving and the new white titles.You have amazing home!!!

  • Vivian
    September 12, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    It’s beautiful! πŸ™‚

  • Kym
    September 12, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Love the way you arranged your pretty glasses and plates. I have some open shelving as well, and it really changes the way you work the kitchen and opens it up visually! I can’t wait to see a nice wide-angle shot or two of the finished project! Good work!

  • Missy
    September 12, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    I love the tiles and shelves. Glad you kept the pot holder!

  • .:Heather:.
    September 12, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    So glad you decided to do the open shelving. It’s really coming together beautifully. Your kitchen is going to serve great inspiration to me one day. <3

  • Style Odyssey
    September 12, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    that pot hanger is identical to the one we sold when we left the islands…i just loved it. it’s great for easy access and adds to a kitchen’s aesthetic. (we no longer need one- lots of cabinets at our new place.)
    i’m glad you went w/ the open cabinets. pretty things need to be both seen and used. your kitchen is really looking nice!

  • Hana
    September 12, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    I really like the open cabinets. It looks nice and it must be really convenient! One thing I am looking forward to when I move back to America…no more earthquakes so I can do what I like with my kitchen πŸ™‚
    Keep up the great work, I can`t wait to see the rest!

  • brittin
    September 12, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    I love the open shelves!! I have always wanted to do that but with all of the sippy cups that are currently in my cabinets, it’s probably not the best time to do it. haha;) Congrats on the new kitchen!

  • candice chu
    September 12, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    ingenius. this is the next best thing to shelves with the glass on the face. much less expensive too.
    great job on this idea!! wow!!

  • Tracey Schreier
    September 13, 2010 at 3:43 am

    Sorry, I have to tell you that with open shelving you have to wash everything before you use it! Too much dust settles during the day on your glasses if not protected by a door.

  • Caddy
    September 13, 2010 at 3:48 am

    Lovely photos!

  • Kelly
    September 13, 2010 at 5:52 am

    Judy, it looks amazing! I am glad you kept the pot rack, I love mine and wouldn’t even think of replacing it. Good idea Sam for placing the tile all the way up to the ceiling, I like it.

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    September 13, 2010 at 6:29 am

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  • akm
    September 13, 2010 at 7:47 am

    I love the open front cabinets!
    I recognized your old dining room on another blog this morning –

  • Anna
    September 13, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Love the open shelving, and your dinnerware collection – mostly white with some color to keep things interesting – love! I’ve been thinking about my collection a bit, and am so glad for the inspiration from these pictures.

  • joelle van dyne
    September 13, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    i love how you’ve made relatively minor changes to the kitchen, but still ended up with a big impact on the overall feel of the room. and i’m glad you did a few open shelves- your dishes and glasses are so pretty it would be a shame not to show them off!

  • Jen Smith
    September 14, 2010 at 5:38 am

    love the new open cabinets….

  • Kate
    September 17, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Love love LOVE this kitchen!

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    September 19, 2010 at 3:33 am

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