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Old 09-06-2008, 12:18 PM
 
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Other than using faux greenery, what is another way to decorate above the kitchen cabinets. I've always liked the idea of having space between my cabinets and the ceilings, but now I don't think I want to do the faux plants. Any other suggestions? I've attached a picture so you can see how much space I'm working with here. Thanks for looking.
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Old 09-06-2008, 12:43 PM
 
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i have a collection of "sets" on mine.
tea kettles of different styles, a wine decanter with small glasses, and a fruit salad bowl set (both colored glass)
maybe if you have a collection of some sort that you would like to show off...
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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I like you kitchen. It's very nice and clean. I used to have a tin collection above my kitchen cabinets years ago. They come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and sayings.

Here is a link that will give you some ideas.
Tins Galore

This is kind of a neat collection because there are so many tins out there and it's fun looking for them. I used to have a lot of tins from "Hershey's" and Disney. You can find some great ones at yard sales, antique stores, and flea markets. They are also easy and inexpensive gifts for people to get for you.

Have fun decorating. I wish I was to that point. We are still building lol.

Lisa
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:35 PM
 
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Lighting. It makes a good nighlight too. I have that space but I dont like clutter.
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:57 PM
 
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Lighting. It makes a good nighlight too. I have that space but I dont like clutter.
I agree. No matter how pretty the stuff you put up there might be, it will lose its appeal p.d.q. when you're scrubbing the kitchen dust* away. Excellent idea, pitt_transplant!



*no quick swipe with a feather duster for kitchen dust, as we all know.
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Old 09-06-2008, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Nothing could be finer... I'm in S. Carolina!!
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i also like your kitchen.

we used different platters leaning on stands and pitchers, a collection of sorts. we weren't there for long, so i didn't do a lot but it looked pretty nice in person. just kind of a pain if you wanted to use one of the platters or pitchers... haha.

i wouldn't do fake plants. they get pretty dusty. if you're into it, they have those big words you could put up there or you could put pictures on the walls up there. all sorts of things. i also attached another photo of some platters that are just leaning on the walls (it's the 2nd photo that's obviously not what my kitchen looks like, but hopefully one day!).

good luck! and i have to agree, the stuff does get dusty and grimey. i had to polish my things a few times to keep them shiny up there.
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Old 09-06-2008, 02:30 PM
 
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Maybe some stencilling in the corners of the ceiling that comes out across a few feet. You wouldn't need very dark colors, something lighter would work nicely. Even freehand painting. Extend the painting or stencilling along the wall a bit, and out into the room on the ceiling for a great effect. That would keep the spaciousness, but give it a warmer look as well. then you wouldn't need anything above your cabinets.
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Old 09-06-2008, 02:56 PM
 
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Your kitchen has a nice, sleek look to it. I wouldn't clutter it up too much with collections and such, but it does need a little something. Perhaps platters or plates in a solid color, no patterns. Or a few pieces of pottery.
I hope you show us another photo after you've decided. Thanks!
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Old 09-06-2008, 03:17 PM
 
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I have various styles of baskets. I try to purchase hand weaved when possible.
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Old 09-06-2008, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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Other than using faux greenery, what is another way to decorate above the kitchen cabinets. I've always liked the idea of having space between my cabinets and the ceilings, but now I don't think I want to do the faux plants. Any other suggestions? I've attached a picture so you can see how much space I'm working with here. Thanks for looking.
I would see nothing wrong with leaving the space as it is. Less is best sometimes. That's just me though.
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