I recently added this $15 Ikea galvanized shelf to this awkward space next the fridge in our kitchen. I
I've had my eye on them for a while now, and because they've been out-of-stock at our local Ikea, I stopped at another on our way home from vacation and purchased two. How can you not at that price?
This space used to be a dumping ground for my girls' and my jackets, shoes, etc. And it always looked a mess.
Here's the before and after.
The set of shelves are a lot shorter than I expected them to be. Thankfully, I had this mirror that I made from a cabinet door which I had removed to make an open shelf look when I painted the kitchen.
The mirror used to reside here in order to bounce light from the window you see in the above pic.
Anyway, I think it looks way better above the set of shelves. And helps bring the eye up to the cabinets above the fridge.
I quite like this utilitarian set of shelves.
Here they are styled for an Ikea shot.
And they keep popping up in other other places too.
They add a nice nice industrial edge, don't you think? Their one draw back is that they are a tad wobbly and do need to be fixed to the wall. But at fifteen dollars a pop, I'm not going to complain.
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