Thursday, May 3, 2012

Styling The Kitchen Cupboards

Inspiring Interiors
Putting everything back in the kitchen cupboards is a daunting task.  That's because I'm determined not to put everything back the same way.  
So, I've been looking for inspiration on Pinterest that appeals to me, yet provides practical storage ideas.
I really like the way this cabinet looks because it's neutral and soothing to the eye.

I like this also, however I want to get away from too many patterns on display. 

Between Naps On The Porch
What I really need is this, but it's not going to happen!
Unless I turn a bedroom into a dish storage room.
In the meantime, I've cleared out a cabinet in the family room just for holiday dishes, freeing up space in the dining room for my colored glassware.  Which gives me room in the kitchen to "style" my cupboards.
Kind of like "musical cupboards."

Joanne Hudson Kitchens
My idea of heaven!
This is my inspiration for the kitchen cabinets.
Concentrate on grouping my white ironstone together, yet mix it up with our everyday dishes and glassware.

BEFORE

This is how this cabinet looked before the paint project.
Everything in here is seldom used.


AFTER
I took out the cake stands and most of the glasses to create a whole new look.
This will probably change several times.

BEFORE
The only cabinet for our every day glasses.

AFTER
 Less glasses, more white ironstone.

The cabinet to the right of the sink stores our everyday dishes.
So far, the upper shelf is the only part I like!

And this is the reality:  No doors yet!
Thank God, they go back on Monday morning!
Although, it's kind of nice having everything you need at your fingertips.

On another note, we're off to Los Angeles today for #2 Son's graduation from college.
A very proud moment indeed!

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29 comments:

Fabiana ~ Ciao! Newport Beach said...

I love what you have done. I have 3 glass cabinets, so I need to get busy today in my kitchen! Thanks for the great ideas...

ciao

Splenderosa said...

I think you've done great !!!
Reality sometimes gets in the way of styling, doesn't it?

xx's

PURA VIDA said...

I love your inspiration AND what you've done...tally ho!

Kathysue said...

Hi D! the green is looking beautiful!! Love it. I know how daunting it is to put everything back inside the cupboards, I remember!!! I can't wait to see the reveal with the doors on!! So exciting!! xo Kathysue

Designs By Pinky said...

I am looking for inspiration pics too as I will have 4 glass front cabs in the new house so will ahve to STYLE them! BUT, I also WILL have a dish room, and THAT is a very exciting thing for me!!!!!!!! I love the green and can't wait to see it all complete!!!!! XO, Pinky

Designs By Pinky said...

P.S. Congrats to your son!!!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, these look fantastic. I know it's a daunting job, what fun to rearrange. Congratulations to your son. hugs ~lynne~

Marlis said...

So far so good. I really like the white ironstone with the green cabinets.. Cannot wait to see the finished reveal. LOL on the musical cabinets.. I do that too.. Have a beautiful weekend and enjoy the moment.. congrats to #2.. xo marlis

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the green and can't wait to see the doors. Congrats to your son.

kim said...

I love the green! It seems to really show off your dishes and glassware! Beautiful arrangements as well! Also, thanks for showing us your cuboard innards! Ha, ha!
kim

Terri ~the dressed up cottage said...

Thanks for the tidbits so far. I'm loving everything I'm seeing. Like everyone else, can't wait for the Big Reveal!!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

OMG Delores I LOVE LOVE the green and can't wait for the full reveal!!
CONGRATS to your son!

Table Escapes said...

Hi Delores, Your cupboard vignettes are perfection, Sooo sweet!! Congrats to both son and parents...have a lovely day, Sharon

Shelia said...

What a busy gal you've been! Love what you've done and I too know it's a chore to poke stuff back into your cabinets. Looks like you've got it all together! Looks great.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Victoria said...

The color of the cabinets look great with you contents. This job may be daunting with the extent of glasses, dishes, serving pieces you own, but, in my opinion rearranging these items is the fun part of a reno. Congratulations on your son's graduation and have fun celebrating.
Best...Victoria

On Crooked Creek said...

Delores,
Lovely vignettes in your cabinets!
I, too, arrange and re~arrange several times before I get 'the look' I'm after! Congratulations on your sons graduation!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Sarah said...

Delores, I'm about as green as those cabinets as I sit here admiring all of this beauty. Envy is not good, but I sure would love to have storage space like this. You are so organized, not to mention that everything is beautifully arranged. Love all the white ironstone pieces and your special accents. This all looks so inviting. Love your new kitchen look. Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

Libby said...

Delores, I too love to open a cabinet door and feast my eyes on my favorite items beautifully arranged. It doesn't happen all the time, but is rewarding to the eye when it does. You've inspired me to do even more.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

YOu have such a gorgeous eye! I love the way you put things together!

samuelmorse said...

Hi,Nice collection. Looking beautiful,i like it. specially colors of kitchen cabinets are looking great. Thanks for sharing

Curtains in My Tree said...

I love the emma bridgewater Butter

I want that entire set

your cabinets look great , like the green color and congratulations on your son leaving college

Curtains in My Tree said...

I love the emma bridgewater Butter

I want that entire set

your cabinets look great , like the green color and congratulations on your son leaving college

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Sonia said...

Loving the color...so pretty and just has such character!
Can't wait to see the doors back on and everything so artfully arranged by you. Congratulations on your son's graduation!
Miss Bloomers

Renae Moore said...

Hey! Well done...I really like how you changed it up.
Congrats on #2 son's graduation...proud day to see our kids accomplishments!

xx

Sue said...

You didn't name your sources- could you please give the links for the second and fourth photos in your post? :-)
I love open or visible cabinetry, but have yet to do even one cupboard! Love your newly painted green cabinet. I "need" a cheese slab. LOL
~ Sue

The Tablescaper said...

It is a daunting task but I think you're right to take it slow and get it right.

Congrats on the graduate!!!

- The Tablescpaer

gme said...

Looking good so far!

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