I'm still plugging away in my kitchen, but this whole "budget" concept seriously cramps my style, so today I'm sharing my zero dollar kitchen art! I think kitchens need art, even if it's not Art with a capital A. So in the spirit of having no budget left for the month, I got creative with a couple frames I already had in a closet.
First, I sat down and created a little graphic using a favorite lyric from a Leonard Cohen song called "Anthem." The lyric reads in part, "there is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in." I love the sentiment behind this, I feel like it's about how imperfections are everywhere and that these imperfect things are beautiful and wonderful because of their flaws, not in spite of them; perfection is overrated and stifling. It's a freeing, lovely thought and one I wanted on my wall.
flickr a while ago made by a lady named D Sharon Pruitt. I like the colors in it and so it will work for now, while I'm looking for something more permanent. Something like... this painting, maybe. My birthday is coming up soonish after all, and if I must turn 30 I might as well pick my own presents!
While I was working on my little budget art project, I got an idea, stemming from my bizarre half-height upper cabinets...
What do we think? Would a shelf under that cabinet look too country or maybe even out of place on its own? I'm not sure how I feel about the wooden brackets... I like them in other kitchens but wonder if floating shelves would be better in mine. Let's discuss.