A happy little shelf.

I’ve written much before on our kitchen as a work in progress.

But there are parts of the room that I really love. Though our way future plans include building a big great room by converting the kitchen-adjacent-garage, it is a fine room for a long time. It has ample counter and cabinet space. It has a pantry and a cool little nook that isn’t insulated so it keeps our wine a little chilled.

And it has a little shelf display that I absolutely love. I’ve said before that I’m funny about colors.

I prefer monochromatic looks, or at least very defined schemes. For my kitchen, it’s clearly cherry/dark wood, black and white. So that is what my shelf features.

photo-15I love having these white ceramic pieces, bringing together the look.

I have the black and white photos

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and the zebra painting

photo 1and I will never stop wanting this:

imgresMy birthday is April 11, bee tee dub.

Our Kitchen Project, The Knobs:

Though they may no be my ideal, I can recognize the beauty of our Cherry Wood kitchen cabinets. I would probably prefer a lighter finish, but for now, and especially with our new dark floors, they’ve grown on me quite a bit.

What I could not get behind were the standard silver knobs. We are blessed to have a tremendous amount of cabinet space,  but this flip side is nearly 40 knobs that look like this:

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There is nothing offensive about these knobs at all. They aren’t a putrid color or a terrible material. But they are meh. And in a kitchen where things are already a little mis-matched, they were doing us no favors.

And so, I turned to knob Mecca, Anthropologie, and lucked out in finding these beautiful glass knobs on super clearance (10 dollars off the regular price, which is a big deal when you’re ordering FORTY of them). photo 4It’s a small change, but it definitely transforms the space. My kitchen is changing before my eyes and I am loving every bit (and every knob) of it.