Once we move into fall, I start thinking about all the household projects that I’ve put off as a result of spending so much time outside throughout the spring and summer. I’ve been meaning to make some changes to my kitchen for awhile. Sometime last spring, I took the doors off some of the cabinets in the kitchen because I wanted to see what it was like to have open shelves. I love the idea of open shelves but I wasn’t sure about how I would feel about it in practice so I decided to just remove the doors before making a more permanent switch.
The verdict? I love, love having easy access to everything and being able to see everything is awesome. The one thing that I didn’t consider is that having open shelves means that everything gets more dusty than it would otherwise so as much as I love the open shelves, I am reluctantly going to switch to a glass front door because it’s almost a happy medium and honestly, if I can avoid having to clean one more thing regularly, I am going to do it.
Oh, and see the pendants in the photo above. I really, really despise them. Not only are they ugly, but they are hung way too low and they give off a horrible, jarring to your system kind of light. I’ve been looking for awhile for a suitable replaceable and today, I order two new ones. My new pendants, pictured below, are 14″ in diameter. The ones I have now are only 4.5″ wide so we are going to have a lot more light. Yay!