Design: The Inside Of My Cupboards

More changes afoot. This time in the kitchen.

My kitchen’s been bugging me for a long time. I hate the yellow tile. I hate that it’s so dark. I’ve spent a long time wondering what I could do to brighten it up. I’ve been loving open shelving and, while I’d prefer to just have floating shelves, I’m in a rental so I’ve gotta make do with what I’ve got. Then I read my colleague Leah’s post and I immediately felt the rush to paint everything white and take off the doors. But, before I start ripping doors off and buying paint (which is my usual way of doing things, i.e. ass backwards), I decided to break it down into steps so it actually gets done (My scary closet is witness to all the projects that began in a burst of energy and then petered out.). So, step one is to rearrange all the shelves not only to see if my stuff is display worthy, but also to figure out which shelves will lose their doors. I’m feeling that the best bet is the shelves closest to the door between the kitchen and the living room. That way, the open shelves will be seen when you first walk into the kitchen and your brain will automatically think “ah, open.” At least that’s my feeling. I could be dead wrong. But that’s what I’m going with. So this am, I swapped all the stuff that’s in the front cupboard (all the pantry items) with the stuff that’s in the back cupboard (dishes). ┬áStill need to do some work on the arrangement but for now, let’s see if this placement works.

Welcome to the challenge of being a lifestyle writer, especially one who writes about design three times a week.

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