New year means new changes coming to the blog and the home. Thank you friends for a great year! I recently took a poll on my Instagram on what you wanted to see on the blog this year and many of you said more DIY’s so here we are with the first post of the new year! I wanted to add some layering and texture into the kitchen but I was not sure of what I wanted. I have my open shelving but I knew that I needed something a little more to bring that cozy vibe in.
I saw this cute adorable peg rack hook on amazon that would fit right under my open shelving between the two brackets that hold the shelf up. I was so amazed at the quality of the rack especially since it was less the $11. I knew that I did not want to leave it the wood color because I wanted it to match the color of my opening shelf. There is just something about all the white shiplap and white shelving that makes me feel at home and cozy, which I love. I used a fine grit sandpaper 180 grit and barely rubbed over the finish gloss that was on the rack that way I could paint it to match my open shelving.
Once that was done it was time to paint. I wanted to keep it simple and easy so I used blossom white for a little more creamy white from Rustoleum in a spray paint can. The good thing about Rustoleum spray paint is that it will stick to almost any surface. I put two coats on the rack and let it dry for about 3 hours before I put it up in the kitchen. Once it was dry it only took two screws to put it up in the shiplap under the shelf.
Then it was time to style it with layers and textures. I wanted to use pieces that make the kitchen feel cozy. The first thing that I thought of was tea towels and coffee cups. That is where I started, I found two different tea towels one with a vintage style writing on it with a sugar cookie recipe from Target and then one stripe towel to add dimension. I chose to use a vintage gold rimmed coffee mug to bring that antique feel to the space. Then I wanted to add in texture so I grabbed a cutting board to hang and an antique gold vintage inspired tea strainer from Walmart. Adding in all of these layers made the kitchen have texture and coziness. This is what I love about our kitchen now that as soon as I walk in I feel coziness.
I hope sharing this little simple DIY will inspire you to create one of your own or even try this one out. Thank you for all of your support and suggestions on what to share on the blog this new year, I will be sharing. XOXO