Right off of the entry in our new office, we have this funny little hallway with a sink. Rather than capping off the water supply when we moved in earlier this year, we repurposed the cabinets from our old studio kitchen (and painted them Benjamin Moore Bone White). Now we use this area as a flower cutting station since we almost always have piles of fresh flowers in here for shoots. It’s actually been a really helpful space and keeps the kitchen sink free for, you know, dishes! :)
Here’s what the space looked like before we moved in.
We removed the uppers and it really helped to open up the space, but the green-on-green paint colors were not working. After replacing the carpet with this LVP flooring in Dusk Cherry, we painted the cabinets an ivory-cream color (Benjamin Moore Bone White). I love this color with the new floors and the black iron hardware from IKEA.
In our old studio, I had made a wood shelf with wood and brass brackets to run the entire length of the cabinet bank. For some reason, I wasn’t really loving the idea of reusing that shelf in here.
I had the idea that a tall hutch or ladder shelf sitting right on top of the marble countertop material would be both beautiful and functional, and that it would help to visually balance the offset sink. We also have this burl wood cabinet on the opposite side of the room (near Bathroom 1) so the height and dark colors of the shelf helped the visual balance in the broader space.
I love how the shelf mounts into the wall rather the ceiling (which wouldn’t have worked for us). And the rich walnut stain on the wood brings some much needed contrast and warmth!
I love that this solution is so doable and simple! So many of us have removed out upper cabinets, but would still love the storage and the visual texture in your space! We’ve rounded up a few of the ladder shelves we are loving right now and that would similarly work great on a kitchen countertop.
I love that the side panels are also glass! What a statement piece!
Here are a handful of cabinets we love right now! The key is to find something with a flat bottom base (or at the very least, something you can cut down!).