When we moved into our house this is what the kitchen looked like. I wasn’t in love with the space above the cabinets, but I tried to make it work by decorating with vintage Mason Jars.
I felt like the Mason jars just collected dust. So when we installed the bigger window I removed the apron and shelf above the sink and I boarded up the opening above the cabinet. I wasn’t a fan of that either.
So when I painted the cabinets white I took the flat board down, leaving an old exposed duct and a space that I didn’t particularly love.
This tutorial and these guides were super helpful in figuring out how to cut the crown. That and some caulk to hide the imperfections!
Then I sanded where I had damaged my paint job, and primed and painted it the same way that I had painted my cabinets.
Then I staged it with tons of my favorite things! I think that the way it goes to the ceiling gives it such a modern and custom feel!
I’m sure it will be a rotating display space, but for now I think I’m pretty content with my treasures that I put up there!
Our kitchen to-do list is slowly getting knocked out, our next big projects are cabinets, a backsplash, and flooring! I’d also love a matching stainless oven, but have also become pretty attached to my double oven, so finding an affordable stainless double oven is my current Craigslist goal!
In our last house I REALLY wanted to tear out the soffits above the cabinets, but I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to repair the drywall well enough to cover it up. If I would have thought of this alternative then I think that this would even work in place of existing soffits! It really opens up a world of new options doesn’t it?
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