|Shelves for mugs, coffee grinder, & tea pot|
These will be painted the same green as the cabinets and will serve for coffee and tea making items.
I also wanted a place for cookbooks. The shelves below will be for just that, and were made from leftover pine flooring planks.
|Shelves for cookbooks|
Being above the peninsula gives easy access from either side of the kitchen. And here are some I'm just thrilled with...
(For a closer look at the doors on the wall cabinet
above, visit Dan's blog, Daniel Tate Pyrographic Art)
Dan made me some cubbies from leftover floor planks, just like the cookbook shelves. I haven't decided how to finish them yet. I've got enough green, so I don't want to paint them that. I'm thinking either stain them dark, to match the Amish cabinets, or leave natural and finish with polyurethane.
A shelf also solved an unexpected problem area. In the original kitchen, the moulding over the door to the addition (where the pantry, 2nd bathroom, and utility room are), was unconventionally tall. You can seen it in the photo below, but you have to look closely.
When we pulled it down to move the pantry door, we found a huge opening in the wall behind the moulding.
Dan suggested putting a shelf above the door to help hide it.
All of my new shelves need to be primed and painted, but I'm very glad to have every one of them. :)