Friday, April 27, 2012

OCD Inspired Project

Well I'm at it again.
 My OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Decorating)
has inspired yet another "free, use stuff I 
already have, spend no money project".

You all remember what my kitchen looks like. I
painted the cabinets white about a year ago.
I still LOVE them!

I left the doors off the cabinet above the
microwave and created a little
area to store cookbooks and fun 
accessories. I like the way it looks so 
much that I decided to remove a few more
cabinet doors.
See those cabinets above the refrigerator . . .
you know, the ones that nobody can reach
and are hiding stuff I haven't seen in

This is what they look like now . . .

I removed the cabinet doors and painted the
inside the same color as the rest of 
the cabinets. 

Then comes the fun part . . . decorating!
Everything you see here is stuff I
already had. I just grabbed items from
around my house and played around
until I got the look I wanted.

I also changed a few things around in the
cupboard above the microwave.
It had been the same way since last
March and that's just waaaay too
long for me!

I really like having my cookbooks right
by the stove for easy access.

I'm having too much fun with this
free decorating! Now if I could just figure out
how to turn those green countertops into
granite . . . hmmm.

Seriously people. You've heard me say 
it many times. Having a beautiful home filled
with things you love doesn't have to 
cost a ton of money or sometimes even
any money!

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  1. I love it Lori! I've always liked the open shelving look and I like the way you arranged your pretty things. It adds more color and character to your kitchen ~ really nice!!

  2. Omg Lori, I would have never thought of that. I love it. You are so right about forgetting what's up there. I think your kitchen looks great. I'm sure eventually you'll come up with a fabulous way to re-do the counters, even though I think they look fine. You have it decorated where everything just flows so nicely. It looks like a kitchen I'd want to cook in :)

    Have a blessed weekend!


  3. You could go a step further and cut out that wood center board,sand and paint it.
    :) just a thought!

  4. What a great idea, Lori! Since we have the same kitchen, I can really visualize that in my home. I love how you accessorized the shelves. Great job!

  5. Use what you've got is my kind of project!

    Thanks for sharing at Simply Klassic!

  6. I love your kitchen!!! and those little spaces are decorated so cute. Great job.

  7. I love the open look and am thinking about doing it. But I worry where will I put everything. Love how you decorated the new openiness. I don't know if I would cut it, what if you wanted to put your doors back on? Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration over at Sunday's Best!

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