Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Cheerful Addition to my Red Cottage Kitchen

I saw these adorable shelf edgers on someone's blog. (I'm not sure who...maybe Elaine at Sunny Simple Life?) Anyway, I loved them from the moment I saw them.

I tried to resist, but after a few months they entered my conciousness. I did not hesitate to order them this time.

My cabinets went from this: (sorry I forgot to take a current before picture, this one is from last year)

to this: (sorry about the glare)

What do you think?

I actually giggled when I received them in the mail. I work at school & these are really just the border edgers the teachers use on their classroom walls & cork boards. Why have I never imagine their potential for perking up shelves?

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  1. ADORABLE! If my cabinets were open I would have to get some too.

  2. So cute! Love the polka dots.
    I have some vintage shelf edging, but haven't found the perfect place for it yet.

    Kimberly :-)

  3. Now aren't you clever! I love this idea! How cute!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. OH my Goodness ! I used those in my classroom for years and years - what a genius idea !!!!! I'm going on a hunt for some cute Mary Englebreit ones for my craftroom !

    GENIUS !

    thanks for sharing,

  5. Great idea! what a way to spruce things up and change things up as much as you want with little work !! Have a great evening :)

  6. Wonderful idea Gina, they sell teacher stuff at DT, I'll have to take a look! Love the red that you have, both pictures are so lovely!
    Have a great day!

  7. Teachers shelf edging.. interesting idea.. Really perked up your kitchen...I love them!

  8. Super cute Gina... Have a good start to the week


  9. That's such a cute idea! The polka dots look perfect in your sweet kitchen.

  10. What FUN !! Such a great idea ... what a perfect addition to your beautiful open shelves !! *Becca* (newest follower)

  11. yes! that's a perfect way to amp up the red accent in there. storing that away for future ideas!

  12. Oh, gorgeous, they look like a million bucks! I got to get over to the teacher supply store LOL, They change the whole kitchen! Bet you could not have found that pattern at the school supply store!


  13. Hi Gina,

    The different is so fantastic! I love it!!!


  14. Gina.....that is sooooo adorable!!! Love your old fashioned kitchen!!! hugs.....cleo

  15. how darn cute is that!!!! I love it.
    Hope you have a fantastic tuesday

  16. Hi Gina! I love what you did with the shelf edging. What a wonderful pop of color! Do you just smile when you walk in and see it every morning? I'm pretty sure I would. Who am I kidding? I would LOVE it every morning!

  17. Those are so cute. Love how they completely changed the look.

  18. Love it. you could also make these out of scrapbook paper to coordinate with the seasons (if you were so inclined).

    One of those special edging scissors works well or just take a cup edge and trace around it for a scallop effect. Then cut out around the traced lines. Very pretty in your kitchen! I love the red polka dot print.

  19. What a great idea. I love red and white cottage kitchens too! The polka dots look amazing and add just the right touch.

    :) Michelle

  20. Very cute idea, Gina. I might do this on my Welsh Cupboard! You have been busy lately! I love the necklace holder, and I am drooling over the PB cup cookies. :D

    I am getting caught-up on reading your blog today!

    Ricki Jill

  21. I'm just wild about polka-dots and when they are red with white or white with red well I go even more wild...Hee, hee, hee...Can you picture me? The edgers are adorable. They look absolutely perfect in your cabinet...Makes them stand out beautifully.

    Much love,

  22. Gina, These are so adorable! Makes me wish I had glass fronts in my cabinets so I could copy you. Thanks for linking to the Open House party and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  23. Gina, I love it, it's so sweet and cheery! I love this cupcoards, too. Have a great weekend. FABBY

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  25. I just bought the exact same thing, to do the exact same thing, from Michaels. $3.99 for 35 feet! They have red, green or yellow. All with white polka dots. After seeing your cabinets, I can't wait to do mine!!


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