Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Decorating on top of cabinets

 I looked at cabinets at a kitchen store when we were building 10 years ago, and I fell in love with the scattered bumped out look.

The corner cabinets are larger and stick out farther than the others. I loved the idea of decorating the tops. It's harder than I thought though. One reason is with the crown molding added and not so high ceilings, I don't have as much room as I would like.

Everything needs to be put on a box so it can be seen above the crown molding and some things I'd love to put on top just won't fit.

I'm still happy over all with the look. Can you believe it's been 10 years and I still don't have hardware? I never cared for the hardware that came with the cabinets and always thought I'd either spray paint it or purchase something else but never did...yet.

A little faux greenery with the hopes of spring coming soon.

This is above the desk in the breakfast room. The cabinet is hung lower so it has more space up above. This picture wouldn't fit above the kitchen cabinets.

Do you have open space above your cabinets and if so, what do you like to display?


Becky said...

I think it looks great! I have thought about putting stuff on top of our cabinets but I am at a loss just thinking about it! It looks so great!

Lori said...

Very nicely done!! We've been in house for 10 years as well, and there is still so much to do...

You have to come and link to my party... It's Thursday, and it's time to get your craft on thurs.

SugarberrySensations said...

I think they look beautiful! You did a great job! =)

I do have the same problem as you - I don't have a lot of room, but because of the crown molding, I have to put things on boxes! I have some plates, some pictures of topiarys, things like that, I'm not real wild about it actually. I'm not a good decorator!

Thanks for sharing! =)

southerninspiration said...

Your cabinets are gorgeous. Yes, I love to decorate the tops of mine....back in 2008 when Ike hit, I redid my kitchen and redid the tops of the's the post of what I finally came up with:


Audra Lynn said...

ah! i do have open space on top of the cabinets in my new place, but i'm clueless what to do up there. maybe i'll steal, i mean borrow, some of your ideas. :)

Shannon said...

It looks great! I have different heights as well but never decorated up there because I didn't want to dust it. :)

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Southern Queen Bee said...

They look great! It is hard to get up there. I am so short and surely don't want to stand on the counter tops. Still hard to reach with the ladder. Love the New Years bread idea. Wonder what the history is behind it? I guess I just assumed everyone knew about King cake. I am looking forward to sharing more about our southern culture.

Janean said...

no space above current ones but when i did, i displayed old books, copper pots, antique platters, branches from trees, grape wreath and silk greenery (before it became such a heinous crime - lol)

you've done a fab job!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

I'm a dish fanatic...plates, platters, bowls, compotes, anything of the such! Alot of the time that area above the cabinets can be overdone. I think yours looks lovely!


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looks nice!
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