And the Winner Is…

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  January 29, 2014 — 8 Comments

I recently solicited opinions from you brilliant and sophisticated folks on which direction I should take regarding two elements of my kitchen design: the curtain fabric and the open shelves. You did not disappoint! First up, the curtain fabric:

geometric and small scale navy curtain fabrics

1 / 2 / 3 / 4

5 / 6 / 7 / 8

I was leaning toward #3 initially but something was holding me back. After a couple of you said you loved #6 I decided that I agreed! It has the playful polka dot vibe going on but is a smidge more sophisticated. I still haven’t sewn the curtains but after we finished the backsplash trim this weekend I draped the fabric over the rod to get an idea of how it would look. Love!

kitchen curtain fabric

I want to pre-wash the fabric before sewing but I have not had a working washing machine in nearly a month (seriously. We’re now waiting on a part to repair it). I’ve been taking our essential laundry to my friend Cassie’s house to wash twice a week but fabric for a decorating project does not fall into the “essential” category.

The other thing I asked your opinion on was the shelves I plan to mount on either side of the range. I asked you whether I should do stained wood shelves with dark brackets, white shelves with white brackets, It was fun to see how different the results were when I included a clickable survey instead of just asking you to respond in the comments. If I’d gone by the comments alone I would have said that opinions were mixed and maybe even leaning towards white on white, but on the survey wood shelves with dark brackets won by a landslide!

survey results (570x379)

Which is awesome, because that’s what I was leaning toward. Now I just need to source some inexpensive brackets! I’m considering these from Lowe’s:

Style Selections 6.5-in x 1-in Decorative Shelf Bracket (570x570)

Style Selections 6-1/2-in x 1-in Decorative Shelf Bracket from Lowe’s

They support shelves up to 12″ deep which is exactly what I’ll need and are only $5 each which is perfect because I’ll need eight of them. I dig the clean lines and understated arch as much as the price.

So thanks y’all for helping me decide on those two matters! It’s really fun to get your input and I think I’ll definitely be using more clickable surveys in the future. I totally get that lots of folks are just not into commenting and this is an another way for me to hear from you.

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap


8 responses to And the Winner Is…


  2. Yay, I’m glad you went with number 6! The curtains are going to look great in your kitchen.

  3. I’m pretty sure I voted for both of those (pats self on back) :)

  4. I just hung 2 shelves in our kitchen earlier this week with those same brackets. They are very sturdy. My shelves are only 8 inches deep but they are doing great. I did wood shelves as well and love the look.

    • Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap January 29, 2014 at 7:15 pm

      Awesome!!! Thanks for sharing! I’m even more excited now after hearing they worked well for someone else!

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