Since I purchased my new Cannon power shot, I’ve been busy taking a lot of photos all over the house. Yikes, I got a real good look at what a mess was going on above my kitchen cabinets. Everybody likes to merchandise their counter tops, but when it comes to decorating above their kitchen cabinets, well . . .
(Above kitchen cabinets before)
Our kitchen had twelve inches of neglected space above the kitchen cabinets. I recently did a little tweaking, and here’s what I came up with on a limited budget. The twelve inches became quite challenging, most accessories are a bit taller. Soooo this is where the element of scale comes in. I found shorter items that were just too itsy. The challenge was to find larger scale items under twelve inches.
I had envisioned a soft neutral scheme. The natural element from the curly willow softens the strong hard edges of the cabinets. I used an iron bird cage and a beautiful scroll design decorative piece in the area above the stove. The soft patina green in the decorative piece brings out the greenish tones in the wall color.
I found a rectangular shaped frame and covered it with stenciled burlap fabric.
I had an old rectangular metal box around. I wrapped the rim with a natural beaded garland for texture. This also works well on a round basket.
(Above kitchen cabinets after)
I think I’ve really enhanced that twelve inches of wasted space. I love the way it elevates our tumbled travertine backsplash, too!