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Cool Idea: Stenciled Shelving

I recently stumbled upon Craftster member Retroeva's post on her kitchen makeover. While I love the new look, my absolute favorite part of the kitchen is Retroeva's stenciled open shelving.

As you know, I'm a big fan of open shelving. I especially love it when a homeowner paints the back wall of the shelving with a contrasting color, or adds wallpaper to the wall. However, until now, I'd never realized the potential oomph that a well-chosen stencil could give this kitchen feature.

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Retroeva writes, "After much debate I decided to paint my kitchen red, so I stalked the paint sections at the hardware store and pillaged the paint chips to tape on the wall to gawk at as the sun made its way through the sky and decided on Eddie Bauer's 'Crimson' which is part of his bungalow collection at Lowes. This is the second color of that line that I've worked with and I'm pleased."

I'd be pleased as well! The kitchen looks fabulous. Nice work, Retroeva!


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la-dee-da-dee la-dee-da-dee 8 years
i like this room!!!
fantastische fantastische 8 years
i love the idea of open shelving . . . this kitchen is pretty adorable, i do love a red kitchen!
dd-sugar dd-sugar 8 years
I saved my stencils and have some nice ones, a scrolly Ralph Lauren for example, that would be lovely on some shelves. I stenciled in my house years ago but now in an apt but still have the stark white bookcase units I can use for the project. Thanks for the nudge!
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
That's so cute. Once I am out of apartments, I will do some serious decorating in my house, and I am stealing this idea.
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