When I was in my late teens, I purchased a full set of dishes. This wasn’t just the 16 piece box with 4 place settings. This was 96 a piece set, service for 12. They were simple, white dishes, Martha Stewart brand and the set was on clearance for around $100.
Those are still the same dishes that we use today.
But I finally accepted the fact that two people just don’t need 24 bowls or 36 salad and bread plates. Or the 12 lovely coffee cups and saucers that we don’t use because we prefer mugs. So out they went, along with sooo many other redundant pieces of drink and dinnerware…too many to list.
I’d love to jump on the current kitchen trend and replace the upper cabinets with open shelving, but I’m not sure how good that would be for the value of the house, especially in a fairly small kitchen.
We were planning on replacing the cabinets anyway, and shelves would be way cheaper. What do you think? Would open shelving be worth it?
View all posts in this series:
- Easy and cheap DIY fridge coaster
- Breakfast table makeover
- How we fixed our odd cabinet layout with DIY open shelving
- And on a whim, the kitchen renovation has begun
- Kitchen style
- White walls in the kitchen
- A practical, $25 kitchen upgrade
- How to paint a range hood, from stainless steel to white
- Beautiful brackets
- The shelves for the open shelving
- We did it!
- The big kitchen reveal
- Silly half wall
- DIY wall art for the kitchen
- DIY industrial lamp to replace an ugly ceiling fan
- Free slate trays
- Re-painting the kitchen cabinets
- We made progress on the kitchen renovation!