decorating above the kitchen cabinets.

[J] & I have made so much progress in our apartment. I am absolutely in love. I walk through the door and immediately “ahhhhh” in happiness. it feels like home.

we are so excited to be welcoming our first out-of-town guests this afternoon: [J]’s family. they’re coming from chicago, to spend the day with us. and to see our new place. so naturally, we spent the weekend working on the projects left on our ‘to do list’. including ..

decorating above our kitchen cabinets.

we have a lot of empty space between our ceiling & cabinets – it needed to be decorated. but it’s an area I’ve never tackled before. I took to {pinterest} for ideas. where I stumbled upon my final {inspiration}.

decorating above kitchen cabinets

we did all of this in one day. from two stores [TJ maxx & hobby lobby]. and all for under $100.

decorating above kitchen cabinets

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all pieces [above] from TJ Maxx.

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letters from hobby lobby.

[we spray painted: espresso brown].

decorating above kitchen cabinets

decorating above kitchen cabinets

there is absolutely no rhyme or reason to the pieces we picked. we just liked them. [especially the fish]. and they provided the ‘pop of color’ we wanted.


it may seem to be an ‘insignificant’ space to take time & money to decorate, but it has made a huge difference. and we are so happy with the finished product.

happy monday all.

[and let’s all hope for spring to come to the midwest. it’s been snowing for two days. and I’m over it. I’d happily settle on 40°].

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