The Dead Space Above the Cabinets - Creative Ideas?

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The Dead Space Above the Cabinets - Creative Ideas?
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Wed, 04-04-2012 - 11:31am

Looking for something to do w/all the deadspace above my cabinets.

If it matters, the cabinets are white painted beadboard & sheetrock background is a blue/green color......which I wouldn't mind doing something to BRING OUT more the Greener tones.

Ideas?

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Registered: 03-20-2001
Not every cabinet space needs to have something.. the lack of display on some of the cabinets will also set off the display you do have. I liked hotlipsideas of different seasonal displays....
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I like your idea of making seasonal changes in that space,,,, thanks!
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My cabinets go all the way to the ceiling, but if I had this issue, I'd probably line it with paper for easy cleaning, then use it to display my collection of crockery (since I no longer live in earthquake country.) Or I would seasonally change out vines like you mentioned. Ivy, fall leaves, spring flowering vines, sunflowers for summer. We change vines in dd's room all the time. She has a loft bed and she's constantly re-doing her decor.



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Thanks. I'm now intrigued by the. Easy and simple idea. Ie. putting very little up there. But thus far I can think of only maybe a basket of ivy above each major cabinet grouping. Sounds kinda boring......"
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twig04 wrote:
Hi Donna, those are some nice pretty ideas. I especially like the idea of up-lights on top of the cabinets to enhance the visual effect of the displayed items.
(the first link just brought me into google ...hmmmm )

The first link was supposed to bring you to Google. It's a Google search of "ideas for the space above kitchen cabinets". Look at the links provided on that page and it will take you to lots of websites showing more ideas for above cabinets. If for some reason you are not seeing that search page, just type...ideas for the space above kitchen cabinets...in the Google search window.

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Hi Donna, those are some nice pretty ideas. I especially like the idea of up-lights on top of the cabinets to enhance the visual effect of the displayed items.
(the first link just brought me into google ...hmmmm )
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Look here for many webpages with lots of ideas.
Most kitchens featured are way more decorated than what I like and have,
but as much or as little is just personal taste.
Hope you can find something that will be helpful to you.....

http://tinyurl.com/7nv7t9g

Here's more....

http://tinyurl.com/73fyty2

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I also have dae space above my cabinets and I use it for display as I don't need anymore storage space. I have some pretty porcelain footed cake stands up there and some really pretty tea pots. Not sure what you'd do to bring out the greener tones.. unless you like baskets and then you could spray paint them accordingly to bring out the tones... but those are more for display. Do you need to use the space as storage?