Sunday, January 27, 2013

Cabinet Risers

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When I was moving things around in my whites cabinet, I realized that some of the pieces are the same size and can’t be easily seen. 

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I thought it would be a great solution if I could find something to raise a few of them up.  I found I had these wood discs {that were originally for another project} and a few glass candle sticks from the dollar store.

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I painted the wood pieces in Pure White chalk paint and attached them to the glass candlesticks.

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I put them in my whites cabinet and raised a few of those pieces up.  Here is a before.

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After, with the riser.  I was able to use the space better and move the matching creamer near its sugar bowl.  Plus, I made a little more room for any new pieces I find to add in {because apparently I have a thing for little white creamers}.

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Here’s a second one I added to the shelf above.

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I still have the third one to put to use.  It adds some height to the items in the cabinet, while being unobtrusive, and now I can see all the pieces that I think are so pretty!

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Linking up with

Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House

Winter Blues Wednesday at DIY by Design

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

 

45 comments:

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Love the idea of raising the back pieces...I did that with my glasses, I put a thick square board in the back and covered with drawer paper, sure could fit more and looks so much nicer, like yours...

NanaDiana said...

GREAT idea, Kathy! What a perfect solution!!! xo Diana

Rita said...

what a clever idea. i have the same problem with my china cabinet so ought to try that!
have a great new week
rita

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Brilliant use of what you already had. Your display looks awesome!

I would love it if you would link this to my new linky party, "What I Accomplished Wednesdays."
http://www.greenwillowpond.com/2013/01/what-ive-accomplished-wednesday-cha-cha.html

Have a great weekend!
Deborah

20 North Ora said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Judy

xinex said...

What a great idea, Kathy! Beautiful display!....Christine

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love it. It looks fabulous and so nice to have something to elevate things on. Great use of what you have. Love your cabinet and all your beautiful whites. Hugs, Marty

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a fantastic idea Kathy! Now you get to see all your pretties!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a neat idea, Kathy! Funny how the little things can make such a difference! Now you really get to enjoy all of your treasures!

Okio B Designs said...

Very smart!

Jeanine

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

That is a great idea! Your white pieces are so pretty.

Gail said...

What a great idea Kathy! I'm stealing this idea! Enjoy your evening, Gail

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

That's a great idea! I have a few wooden ones I use and I often use a teacup with a plate on top as temporary riser.

must love junk said...

Kathy, I love this! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on Debbiedoos about my home tour! I'm now following you-us Ohio girls have to stick together! ;)
Susan

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Aren't you smart, works perfectly!!!
Hope you are having a GREAT weekend!
Cindy

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Kathy,
Very clever idea you used here! It works as a charm...
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Judy K said...

You are very clever. What a great idea to show off the stuff in the back.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Cute risers, Kathy. Great idea.

The Decorative Dreamer said...

OMG! I love this idea so much. We have the plastic acrylic risers that I use at work all the time and am always wishing I had some for home because so many times I need just a bit more height. Yours are not only much more stylish,but they also encompass the clear aspect by using the candlesticks. I am going to have to steal your idea as well. Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful and economical idea. I love it!!!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Clever idea! It really opens it up in there so you can see all the wonderful pieces better.

lynn said...

such a great idea, and the glass bases virtually disappear! tfs, kathy:)

The Refeathered Roost said...

Great idea and your cabinet is lovely. Thanks so much for sharing. New follower who will visit often.
melinda

Faith said...

This is a great idea, and how pretty is your cabinet?
hanks for sharing this idea.

Jennifer Rizzo said...

What a clever idea!!! It looks great!

Artsy VaVa said...

Great idea! Your display is beautiful. The stands you made would make great cupcake stands too when they're not being used as risers!

Sue said...

Great idea, Kath~ it gives you so much more depth perception in the cabinet. Invite me over so I can see it all in person! LOL
Call me when you get to feeling better- we need an outing.

Missy George said...

Problem solved..looks great

Jean @ www.thebackyardbungalow.com said...

Great idea using what you had on hand. Now you have more room in the cabinet for more small white pitchers! Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

Jenna LaFevor said...

Great idea! I'm now realizing I have the same issue!! I have to go scour my house now for something to make platforms from! Thanks for sharing!

Jenna @ http://rainonatinroof.com

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Brilliant idea! Your collection of white dishes is so pretty...but I've never met a white dish I didn't like!

pam {simple details} said...

You're a smart cookie, and a great stylist! Your collection looks beautiful, Kathy!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a great idea!! It looks wonderful!

Carol

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Now, isn't that a clever idea! I really like the way the added height helps highlight those particular items. Good job, Kathy!

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Great idea, Kathy! The clear candle sticks are a brilliant way to add height without drawing attention to the risers. A few small creamers have found their way into my home as well- I'll have to remember this if they continue to multiply. :)

Little Miss Maggie said...

This is a great display idea. Very nice. I fight this problem constantly with my rose china.

Shelia said...

First of all, your cabinet with your white pieces is so beautiful! I love your idea of the little stands! Looks wonderful.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cristina Garay said...

So clever! Looks good, it doesn't take much space and the back pieces can be seen!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a truly original idea! Your cabinet display is wonderful!

The Honeysuckle Bus Stop said...

Great idea! Love all the white. Classy.

Amber @ The Honeysuckle Bus Stop

The Single Nester said...

What a simple and cheap way to decorate using height. Love it.

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Hi Kathy,
What a great idea! Love how the look in addition to how well it works to lift a few items for prettier display.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Kathy, this is such a great idea! Everything looks so pretty now! Thank you for sharing! You will be one of the features at Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House! Swing on by and pick up a feature button! Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Kathy,these are such a nice idea,a must try for me. Your cabinet is so pretty filled with white. I am visiting from Make it pretty Monday. x

Rosemary and Thyme said...

What a clever idea. I love it. I can certainly use the extra space and this is perfect. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Janet
rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

JG said...

Oh my, I need to stop looking at your past posts!! TOO MANY IDEAS!!

Love love this one and am going right now to copy it!

Have a great day
Sincerely, Jeannette

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