Monday, May 2, 2011

Want Another Peek?

Remember the Macy's ad I posted as an inspiration for our new kitchen? I was mainly attracted to the blue and red, but the shelf really caught my eye as well. I was convinced that a stainless-steel shelf in a Martha Stewart ad had to have come straight from a restaurant supply store, so I started searching the web for similar shelves. My fear was that I'd find one, and it would cost an arm and a leg. But, oh, if I could find a shelf like that and have it in my kitchen, life would be good!

So I was very pleasantly surprised to find out that it's just a $15 shelf from Ikea. Heck, at that price, we bought two!

These enamel pots are all thrift shop and yard sale finds, and we had long been looking for a way to both store and display them better. I love the shiny finish and always thought it was too bad they were stuffed in cabinets. For a while, I was on the hunt for an iron pot rack something like this, but the price always got in the way. Now I'm glad I didn't shell out the two hundred dollars, because I like this so much better!

Kudos to Gerry for arranging the pots! He surprised me with that and then I surprised him by not changing a thing. Well, okay, I added the Orla Kiely tin, but that's all.

We did splurge a bit on the dish drainer which was a whopping $25, because I thought it would be nice to have some plates handy in that area. This will all make sense as I share more pictures!


Anonymous said...

It's looking great! I love those Ikea shelves.

Christy said...

I love Ikea.

Sherry from Alabama said...

Your kitchen is wonderful! It looks so neat and cheery. There's nothing like red to add happiness to a space. I can't wait to see the WHOLE kitchen!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

bunting said...

I have those shelves, they are great. Your kitchen is looking great already, how much do you have left to do? I'm sitting here waiting for the next post. PS I'm very envious of your OK tin - it's lovely.

Darling Petunia said...

The suspense is terrible, isn't it? :)

seeRsew said...

Cannot wait to see this when it is finished. It makes me want to crazy things to my kitchen!