I have a wrap around cabinet corner that goes from the end of the main kitchen to the breakfast room. The base cabinets at this corner are only 14 inches deep. When I built the house I did not have cabinets made for over this area. When I sat in the chair at the kitchen table facing that wall, for several years I said to myself, “gotta do something about this”. I had had shelves in mind for some time and last week decided the time had come to do something. I like floating shelves for several reasons, but specifically because they have a simple and clean look. Now, building them is another story. In a straight run, it would be much simpler, but I made the design decision to wrap them around the corner to meet an upper cabinet, giving me more space. When walking into the kitchen it would look much better….more symmetrical for sure. Originally I was thinking 4 shelves, but they would not line up in a pleasing way to the mullions on the glass front cabinets. So after deciding on 3 shelves, next we needed to decide on the thickness. Done. Then engineer KBJ got to doing some drawings, and figuring out the frame design so they could support the weight of heavy items, and without being attached to the cherry end cabinet!
I would also like to mention that a fellow blogger, Jennifer Carroll,of Celebrating everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll has worked so hard to get her new online magazine published, and today she presented her first issue, the May/June 2013 one. I am here to say that it is absolutely lovely and visually stunning. I subscribed after looking at just a few photos and the table of contents. I predict that it is going to be a huge hit. It always makes me so proud of women who have a dream, and despite obstacles continue to pursue their dreams with hard work while utilizing a whole lot of their talent. I hope you will click on the below link and support her. You will not be disappointed! There is also a short video and you can enjoy taking a peak inside this first issue!
Jennifer Carroll’s new magazine.
Thank you for stopping by today! cheers, charisse