Monday, February 22, 2016

Open Shelf Under the Sink


Hi there! I know the open shelf concept is all the rage right now...
and as I was contemplating 
an easy way to refresh the kitchen for spring, I had an odd idea. 

What about an open shelf under the sink? So, I gave it a try...and to my surprise,
I really like the look. I removed the grain sack curtain and placed it in the small window 
above the sink. 
Vintage grain sacks are so versatile, and there is no need to sew...I just doubled it
over the spring rod in the window. I like the neutral color with all
the white.

To add a pop of color below the sink, I placed our vintage crate full of 
seltzer bottles on the shelf. I thought it ties in well with the other
wooden tones. Do you think I have too many cutting boards?

Maybe you're wondering where the "under the sink" cleaners and bottles went?
I placed them in the left bottom cabinet, where I had extra storage space available. 
One day, when I can purchase some pretty cleaning bottles, I may just display
those under the sink on the open shelf. However, that's just not in the budget 
right now.

What about the ugly pipes under the sink? Well, I used a burlap cord cover to 
disguise the pipes. There is still a small section that's visible...but 
it's not too distracting.
Overall, I like the new look!
I do enjoy my little sink area...I try to keep it simple, with only the things I
need at hand. I don't mind doing dishes, especially when the sun's shining 
and the dish soap smells of basil- like Mrs. Meyers Dish Soap :)

I'll share some other ways I've refreshed for Spring, for this week's
Farmhouse Friday :)

Blessings


16 comments:

Méa Strauß said...

I LOVE IT, Becky! So many thoughts in all this, enjoying, what you have, seeing the special in "normal" things to make them special.
Mrs. Meyers Dish saop, this is sooo good :)) I wash my dishes with similar looking soaps from Marseille, and my old stoneware (?) from france just loves it and gets better with it every day.
It lookes so beautiful, this sink of yours, and ohoooo, camouflashing the pipes like this is such a smart move.
I wish you lots of fun in this so special part of the kitchen, now you can enjoy even more :))
Hugs from Méa

Rebecca Fuelling said...

I love the shelf above the sink but you've made an almost always "ugly" utilitarian space absolutely beautiful with your under the sink display. Why shouldn't we make everyday necessities pretty. Burlap around the pipe is so creative. Great job. Love it all.

Marigene said...

I would love to do this, but I can't stand to see the drain pipe showing. ♥ all the seltzer bottles.

It's me said...

Hello Becky ...we have also a old wooden box under the zinc....i have put my teatowels in it so tough....like your kitchen love from me Ria x

Cindy Rasley said...

Oh Becky! I meant to ask you! Where do you buy those brown and cream chunks of soap? I have been looking for those! Thanks,Cindy

BECKY said...

Looks fabulous, Becky!! Crushing on those bottles! They are just so vintage and wonderful! The perfect things to put there!
Thanks for sharing!!
Hugs,
Becky

Maria Nakai said...

I love your kitchen, so pretty. Maybe you could reuse the bottles you have there for cleaning liquids(hopefully you're using non toxic)just make pretty labels for them.

Maria Nakai said...

I love your kitchen, so pretty. Maybe you could reuse the bottles you have there for cleaning liquids(hopefully you're using non toxic)just make pretty labels for them.

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