Decorating the Top of the Kitchen Cabinets

Or maybe I should call this undecorating the top of the kitchen cabinets. As usual, I forgot to take a picture of the top of the cabinets before, but this is all the stuff that was up there. I get a thought in my head and I just start doing it, remembering to take pictures later. I’ll try to be better about that. Most of the items are pretty dark and I wanted to lighten things up a bit.


I’ve been storing all my drink dispensers and dessert stands in the mudroom on a shelf. I have to use a stool to get to them either place so I thought why not move them here to lighten up the space above the cabinets.

The cabinets are varying heights so I experimented with the stands in different places.

I put the drink dispenser on the easiest cabinet top to get to because we use it the most often.

Here’s the cabinets above the stove.

This cabinet is on the other wall. I put the white milk glass footed bowl on top of a cake plate to give it more height.

Here’s a look at most of the kitchen cabinets. I love how much lighter and open the top looks now. Hubby even noticed the change as soon as he came home from work. And hubby doesn’t notice much when it comes to decorating, so I’m thinking it’s a good change.

I’m linking to:

Tip Me Tuesday at Tip Junkie

Spotlight Yourself at It’s So Very Cheri

Show and Tell at BLue Cricket Design

Works For Me Wednesday at We Are That Family

Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts

Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage

Frugalicious Friday at Finding Fabulous

Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home

Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest

Decorating Your Home at It’s A Blog Party

Remodelaholics Anonymous Meeting at Remodelaholic

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch

Just Something I Whipped Up at The Girl Creative

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{ 18 comments… add one }
  • miss corner cape July 12, 2010, 4:59 pm

    oh yes, i like this change. it is definitely lighter and airy, but the collection looks more purposeful, rather than trying to fill a space. does that make sense? nice job! and glad hubby noticed, too!

  • Amanda @ Serenity Now July 12, 2010, 5:14 pm

    I like it! I use the tops of my cabinets for my clear and white serving pieces too. I don’t have a lot of storage space and they get showcased this way. 🙂 Thanks for the visit!

  • Madigan at madiganmade July 12, 2010, 6:21 pm

    I love the look now. I can imagine it was a big change!

  • Lynne July 13, 2010, 3:12 am

    I really like it alot. It’s light and airy and functional. However, I didn’t know anyone had that many desert plates!

  • Wendy July 13, 2010, 6:57 am

    What a great idea! Looks great. 🙂

  • Julie From Inmates July 13, 2010, 8:52 pm

    Very nice! I love it!

  • Laurel July 14, 2010, 1:04 pm

    I love this, also!

  • Kimberlee July 14, 2010, 1:23 pm

    I love your cabinets (and how you decorated them!!!)!!!! Visiting from Whatever goes Wed.


  • Staci Johnson July 15, 2010, 10:03 pm

    Wow!! It really does make your room look lighter and bigger! Very fresh and clean!
    Visiting from the shabby nest

  • fitty July 16, 2010, 1:22 am

    the kitchen look spacious and organized.. super!

  • Tanya July 16, 2010, 10:22 am

    I like it! So clean and airy looking! I wish I had more white pieces to put on top of mine. It looks really good!

  • L. July 20, 2010, 10:13 pm

    I use the top of my kitchen cabinets to put my antique canning jars and my collection of tea pots. On top of my china cabinet I have a beehive birdhouse made of straw, twigs, and I perched a bird ontop of it. Then I have a green sleigh from hallmark clearance that has a bird perched at the side of the sleigh. As you can see I collect bird houses, barn pictures, tea pots, and anything I like with antiques. I thought that maybe your three cake dishes above the stove might look better with graduated small ,med., and large to carry a persons eyes across the cabinets. Great job

  • Liz@Its A Blog Party July 21, 2010, 10:15 am

    I love the change! It looks great!
    Thanks for linking up!

  • Liz@HoosierHomemade July 22, 2010, 8:01 pm

    I really need to change my cabinets too! I might just have to steal your idea! I see some re-decorating…again…in my very near future!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Tammy @ Not Just Paper and Glue July 23, 2010, 9:04 am

    We have really been thinking about decluttering the top of the cabinets. I like your idea about using lighter colored items to help brighten things up.

  • Kimberly November 11, 2013, 12:00 pm

    I love what you did with the tops of your cabs! I’ve been working on my cabinet tops, too, and I’ve linked up to your post here. 🙂
    Kimberly recently posted..Home Decorating Woes: What To Do With the Top of the Cabinets

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