A Kitchen Storage and Display Bookcase: See how we added extra storage and organization to our kitchen area! This bookcase also gives me lots of display area for kitchen and dining decor!
One of the things that I love about our kitchen is the amount of cabinets and storage. I’ve filled every square inch of drawer and cupboard space! But what it does lack is a display area and an area to store everyday entertaining supplies that we like to use on our back deck and at our kitchen table (we love to entertain – especially in the summer!).
But my kitchen does have one big ugly problem (which I hope to fix this fall!). It has a weird ugly looking half railing that separates our kitchen and living room.
This is what it looks like….ugh!
That needs a makeover stat!
When I saw this Urban Classic bookcase I immediately fell in love with it’s style and storage capacity… and I knew it’d be the perfect way to help disguise the railing until we can remove it permanently.
As it happens, it fit’s perfectly here and it’s in a spot where I can easily grab items on the way out to the deck for mojito and BBQ party time!
The Urban Classic look is just my style – a sophisticated look for a laid back lifestyle.
The storage unit I chose is this gorgeous Barrister Lane Bookcase in Salt Oak finish.
I love the apothecary, vintage style and this gorgeous grey wood grain finish – it goes beautifully with our gray kitchen wall color.
This bookshelf was so easy to put together!
The detailed, step by step directions were included in the package and easy to follow. I built it right on our kitchen floor then stood it up and slid it into place!
Here are a few of the things I love about this bookcase:
- At 12.5 inches deep this bookcase is big enough to fit plates, ice buckets, storage baskets and glassware, yet not so bulky as to take up much of a foot print in the room.
- The bookcase is super sturdy! The shelves are held solidly together with dowels, pins and screws which all get hidden, so you don’t see the hardware at all!
- The molding at the top and bottom give such a finished, high end look.
- I love the metal label holders too – cabinet hardware is like jewelry to me. Since this is storage for entertaining supplies, I’ve added labels that say ‘Cheers’ in 8 languages!
Now I have a spot for extra dishes, straws, ice bucket and glasses, napkins and serving baskets, our ice cream dessert supplies, recipe magazines and still room to decorate too!
The top shelf is the perfect spot to keep photos, a large summer shell and the silver battery operated lanterns that I like to bring out onto our back deck when we eat outside.
This bookcase is fabulous for serving multiple functions – display, storage, disguising a part of my kitchen I don’t particularly love and adding style and beauty to my home!
If you don’t have the time or money to invest in tearing out something you don’t love in your home and would love to disguise- consider using a bookcase or other piece of furniture like I did! It looks much better now doesn’t it?
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