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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Onto the next project...

Today (or maybe tomorrow), I will begin the (insert sarcasm here) ever so wonderful task of removing shelf paper. I've been stalling, I admit it. I know it needs to be done so we can move ahead with the kitchen, but ohhh, I just don't want to do it. I've got three different kinds of shelf paper in various drawers & cabinets and it just doesn't want to budge. And I have to start packing up my cabinet contents before I can begin the peeling process. So wish me luck as I go from cabinet to cabinet, drawer to drawer and try to remove this ugly, sticky paper. Hmm, must make note to buy "goo be gone" so I can also remove any sticky residue that may remain. Here's my on earth am I going to reach that very top shelf? I'll tell you now, I am afraid of heights and climbing up a ladder just doesn't appeal to me. My kitchen cabinets are tall...forty-seven inches tall, to be exact. I could probably get away with standing on the counter top but that doesn't sound appealing either. Don't worry, I may not want to climb up there, but I will. It's a job that must be done (shudder).

Since we're talking about kitchens right now, I thought I'd show you one of my inspiration photos. I love the way this kitchen looks. I've thought of adding molding to my existing cabinet doors (like this shows) but I'm not sure if it would look good with the scallop edges my cabinets have (see pic above, you can see a bit of the scallop & the flat face of the cabinet door). I do like the molding on top of the cabinets and have decided that it's a close match to my the crown molding in my livingroom and it might look pretty good here in my kitchen. We'd take it around the top of the cabinets and entire perimeter of the kitchen. All my cabinets are flush with the ceiling. What do you think?


Kim's Treasures said...

I love cabinets with the moulding on them...I think yours would look nice that way! Careful climbing up there...I'm always really afraid coming back down and sometimes need hubbies help!
Have a great day!

Dawn said...

You are ambitious! I like the molding that you shared in the picture. I would love to redo my kitchen but it's not in the cards now!

I have to stand on a chair every time I need to get something on the top shelf of my cabinets. I wasn't blessed with height!!!

Be careful removing that shelf paper. :)

take care,

Carrie said...

I really like the idea of using the crown moulding. It will add character to the kitchen.

Bella Della said...

I think the molding would look great. Be careful reaching that top shelf! :)


Hi Rechelle,
I think you should do it!!Maybe buy a small piece of the trim you want and then "hold" is up and see how it looks. Have Fun with the shelf paper...what a pain..I finally decided to lay a piece of vinyl floor tile in the cabinets and that makes a nice, easy to clean shelf paper. I still have a couple of cabinets to do as well as the linen closet. Just a little FYI.
Warmly, Deb

Cottage Rose said...

I love molding in the kitchen, the photo is just beautiful. I can't wait to see your kitchen when you get it all done, it is going to be lovely. BE brave and get that paper off I know you can do it. Be careful though.

carolyn@simple~primitive~devotion said...

I love the cabinets in the pic you posted. I think the molding would look great with your's.
Be careful climbing and working. I hope you manage to get it done and it ends up being a much easier task than you anticipate. Have a great day!

Katie said...

I do think the molding would add a nice touch! I use cotton fabric sometimes as a shelf liner! Easy to cut! Plus, you can pick from a gazillion prints!

Screaming Meme said...

I love that kitchen! Beautiful! I want to give you a personal invitation to Screaming Meme's Faux School~ I'm teaching a continual class on different faux techniques! So, get to class ...your late! :)