Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A new look above the Kitchen cabinets

 I always find it so difficult to decorate the top of my kitchen cabinets. After the Christmas garland came down  it stayed bare up until a few days ago when I came up with this.

 I had everything on hand, just went and shopped my storage room for the most of it!
  I love the layered look, so I added two of my wicker chargers from Nell Hills as a backdrop.
 I left the other cabinets on the other walls bare, I like just having the center cabinets decorated(it's easier to keep clean;).
I'm liking the change!

 Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek!
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61 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

And now you have cute little French country vignettes.

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

That's lovely, fun eye candy for the top of the cabinets! I think the yellow rooster steals the show :) Very pretty, Martina!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

looks great Martina.

you've inspired me to get up there and do mine.. maybe this weekend when someone else is home:) I dont like being on the ladder when I'm here along.

Anne said...

I agree it can be a challenge decorating on top of the cabinets.LOVE how you decorated yours.Those roosters are so sweet and I love that wicker tray and silver pitcher too! Wow your kitchen is beautiful too!!!
xx
Anne

Ron said...

You did a great job. It looks fresh, Martina! I love the crown moulding! xo

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty and simple, Martina! I think kitchen cabinet tops and mantels are a problem to figure because we tend to overthink them. {I'm sure I do anyway!}. I'm working on redoing one section of our cabinet tops, too. I love the touch of greenery you added.

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos said...

That is a tricky spot to decorate, and you did a great job with it! Like all my decorating, I'm a little schizo. Sometimes I like vignettes on top of my cabinets, and other times I appreciate them being clean and clear. Sounds like you've got the best of both worlds by just decorating the center cabs. Nice job :)

pam {simple details} said...

Love your silver pitcher, I have one just like it! I can always count on it to work in a display ~ pretty!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

It looks beautiful Martina. I love the wicker chargers!!!

Sassy Southern Lady said...

I enjoyed looking at your blog pictures. I collect white chickens in my kitchen. I think I will some greenery to my collection.

Deserae said...

I love the new look....your kitchen is beautiful!!!!!
~Des

Something Nice and Pretty said...

So clean looking Martina, I love the look of just the center of the top decorated, maybe I'll try it;) This post will get a lot of views because this is a problem I think all of us has encountered!
Have a great day!

Shelia said...

Oh, Martina! I love this! You do everything up just perfectly! I love that yellow chicken. Wish I had some space above my cabinets. Love it and have a great day.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Judy said...

i love it martina! you better be glad i don't live close by our those wicker chargers might come up missing! i would love to visit nell hills one of these days...just have to convince the hubs!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Very fresh and bright, looks great Martina! I.love.Nell.Hills! I've only had the privilege to visit the store in KC once, but I'd love an excuse to go back again. Did you see her fun post yesterday? Such great inspiration!

Mary said...

Love the roosters! This is a perfect idea for above the cabinets. It is a hard place to decorate and you've a beautiful job.

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Great minds think alike! LOL! I've also been working on my cabinet tops using some baskets and roosters!! This is just the inspiration that I needed to finish! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Tammy

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

I struggle with that space too. I'm guilty of putting something up there and leaving it for too long...I get covered in a layer of dust when taking them back down! Yikes! Yours looks fresh, clean and pretty.

Debbie

Leslie Harris said...

I have such a hard time finding fake greenery that looks realistic. Yours looks great, and I love it with the wicker.
Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Lovely look! It looks great!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

you must have a nice "shopping room". It feels good to change things up

Kristi said...

Looks great Martina! I love your mix of decor above there! In my last house I used to decorate above my cabs but haven't here yet and I miss it. I only have my shelves above the desk and fridge done. Oh and the cooking mantle or whatever it's called, lol!
Kristi

Patty Sumner said...

Your decor above your cabinets look great.. Just found your blog..beautiful. I am your newest follower. Excited to see all your wonderful decorating ideas..I hope you will stop by and visit and follow along with me too. Blessings!

Debbiedoo's said...

Looks really cute Martina. I have a hard time with that as well, therefore I leave mine sparse:) I just have to find the right stuff I guess.

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Martina,
Love the little vignette, really draws your eyes up to the height of your ceiling. Good for you!
All the Best,
Christine

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

It looks very French! Love your vignettes.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I love the new vignettes in the kitchen...such wonderful color and textures!...Love that silver pitcher!!

xinex said...

Beautiful vignettes, Martina! I really like them...Christine

Olive said...

I love the silver pitcher with the fern Martina.

Gail said...

Looks great Martina! I love the wicker chargers!! Enjoy your evening, Gail

chateau chic said...

Your vignettes looks so pretty and fresh. I really like bringing in greenery in the wintertime.
Mary Alice

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

It looks great up there! I love the chickens and pops of green. The chargers bring great texture.
Well done!

Pam

Kim said...

I love the look of the silver against the wicker. Beautiful!
xoxo,
Kim

Dawn said...

I love that you shopped your house to come up with such a great look. The roosters are darling, I especially love the white one with the chick on it's back. Great new look:)

Mariaelena said...

Looks great Martina...I love using what you've got...Happy winter!...Mariaelena

Designing Domesticity said...

Oh, I really like those chargers...great for layering in your vignette as well. Thanks for sharing, liz

Cindy said...

The top of your cabinets look really pretty now. You have some beautiful detailing in your crown moulding up there. I was glad to fill in the tops of my cupboards, it's so hard to style them and mine tended to get dirty so quickly. Yours looks wonderful, though.
Hugs, cindy

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Love the vignettes on your cabinets.The tarnished silver pitcher with the greenery is so pretty!

Pat@BPM said...

Your cabinet vignettes are wonderful, Martina!

Babs said...

I like what you did! It really looks great and you're so lucky to have a space above your cabinets to decorate. Mine is all boxed in. :( Love the silver pitcher and cache pot with the plants and the NH chargers behind.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Looks great...love roosters! And the silver and charger make it perfect!!!

Kelly said...

I like your new vignette! Looks like a good mix of accessories for your country french look.

Maria Elena said...

Martina, it looks beautiful! I always have a hard time with mine also.Love what you did with yours!

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Love the Roosters!! But you know that right!!

G AJ said...

Love what you have done; I have almost the same setup in my kitchen as yours - but I have to ask - how do you keep things clean up there? Seems like it always catches so much gunk from the kitchen - and mine are lower, so I would have to set anything for decorating up on a couple of books or something even to be seen. Was almost thinking of putting some fake cabinets up there so I wouldn't have to keep cleaning up the gunk every six months or so. Do you find you have to do that, too? I love your ideas and decorating! You are very inspiring!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love it, the basket chargers are a great backdrop and add so much texture. Gorgeous. Hugs, marty

Katie Clooney said...

I wish you were my neighbor so you could come over and help me re-do the tops of my cabinets. It looks so boring!! As always, great idea blog!!!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh this looks so good! I really like it.

Barbara said...

So very pretty Martina...I am a Roo fan too! Don't you just love shopping your own home and coming up with new places for your beloved items to live?
Wishing you a beautiful day!
WO Barbara

PamLuvsPink said...

Hi Martina!!!

I love what you did!! I did this to the top of my cabinets and have had positive comments.

I find it looked too bare and grouping items I love together filled the spot.

Pam

Becca said...

And, I'm liking it (a LOT), too, Martina! The chargers are the perfect backdrop for your beautiful vignettes! Of course, I love your roos. Fabulous!

Art and Sand said...

Your cabinets look great. We remodeled the kitchen in our former home and we had cabinets that did not reach the ceiling. I loved being able to decorate. I didn't think about missing my old cabinets until I saw yours.

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

Great cabinet top vignette. I love the Nell Hill books. Wish I could shop there!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love what you did! It looks very country.

Karen said...

It looks great Martina, nothing better than shopping the house.

Pamela said...

It all looks great martina! I always have a hard time above cabinets. Thanx for partying at THT!

Jessie Dickerson said...

You inspired me a lot for your kitchen cabinets. I love it! Specially the design and decoration. If I have a lot of money I will decorate also my kitchen cabinet. So I just want to thank you for sharing this one. By the way are you looking for different designs of Kitchen Cabinets? just Read Full post here.

Milliscent Morgan said...

Great job Martina! Keep up the good work. I love your blog because of lovely sample photos but aside from this I love best rta cabinets Clark County same way. Thanks for allowing me here to leave reaction.

Liam Thomas said...

Nice idea, i will definitely share this post with my wife than we will buy some decorative items to place them above the kitchen cabinets.

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