I have a love/hate relationship with my kitchen cabinets. I love the fact that I have lots of cabinet space and as far as cabinets go, they are well built and made to last. The dark wood stain however, not loving these days. Another thing I don't love it the fact they seem to float. They don't go to the ceiling. That's ok, in fact I think that was my choice when we built the house, but they need some molding or something to soften the edges some, make them seem less boxy. I use this space to keep seldom used items like cake plates and platters that take up lots of room inside the cabinets. I've also mixed in a few decorative plates, a chicken and bunny or two, and my grandmothers Dresden candlesticks. This weekend I found a set of ball jar (canisters?). They look green in this picture but actually they're a beautiful blue~green. More blue than green.
Sometime while Christmas shopping I bought a strand of rope lights with the intention of putting it above the cabinets. Instead the lights ended up in a cabinet and forgotten about until I brought those jars home. Yesterday I climbed up on the counter to put my rope lights up. My intention was to drill a hole in the top of the cabinet, run a cord through the inside of the cabinet, drill another hole in the bottom for the cord to come through to plug into the outlet just below. Mitch got wind of my plan and suggested putting an outlet above the cabinet to avoid drilling holes. I said that's an excellent plan and in a rare event of devise a plan and follow through * we headed to Lowe's for the needed supplies. In less than an hour that hero husband of mine had me wired for lights. I'm adding this to my list of inexpensive but effective projects.
Oh, I wish I could snap my fingers and those cabinets become a lovely shade of creamy white....sigh....
*We've had under-cabinet lights for at least 3 years. They don't illuminate much in the box inside the cabinet.