Chic on a Shoestring Decorating: Kitchen Cabinet Tops and Super Sale at Hobby Lobby

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Kitchen Cabinet Tops and Super Sale at Hobby Lobby

Since we moved into our home this past summer I have been contemplating whether or not I should decorate the top of my kitchen cabinets.  This is something I have mixed feelings about, sometimes it can just be too much.  

One of our previous houses had a vaulted ceiling in the kitchen so it was a no-brainer, it had to be decorated.  Our last house the cabinets went all the way up to the ceiling so it wasn't even an option.  This house has that weird space where there is just enough room to decorate but not too much to get really creative.

That weird little space has been bugging me a bit lately so I thought, what the heck, I can decorate it and see how it looks, if I don't like it, it comes down, no harm done and it gets the cabinet tops dusted for once. :)  

I have lots of random decor stashed in my basement that I can put up there but what really motivated me to decorate was hitting Hobby Lobby when they marked down their clearance stuff from 66% to 80% off, 80% off!!  That's practically free, how can I pass it up!? ;)  Run, don't walk over there because after this weekend only the not so attractive stuff will be left. 

Here are a few of my finds... (sorry about the lighting and shadows, since the stuff is mostly dark I found it showed up best on the light carpet and not the dark counters or table tops)

I absolutely love this big pear! 

I don't know why... I seemed to be drawn to the fruit for some reason...

Might be too small for my cabinet tops but just liked them... maybe hit 'em with some spray paint??

Pear #3  (do I have a problem??)

Simple yet sophisticated...

So, I'm not really a rooster/chicken girl but every good French Country-ish kitchen has one, right?

I have a nice collection of off-white pitchers that I plan on mixing in too.  Stay tuned to see the results. 

So, friends, what do you think about decorating kitchen cabinet tops??  Yes, No, Maybe??????  Let me know, I L-O-V-E love your comments. :)    And, don't forget to follow me. :)


  1. I have a space very similar to yours (although we have a couple of taller cabinets mixed in)...I say definitely decorate it. It's actually easier than you think to find things that will fit. If you're worried it will be too much, just do a few individual groupings instead of feeling as though you have to decorate the whole area. LOVE your finds. = )

  2. I say absolutely YES decorate away, i have the same setup as you, and i wouldnt not decorate it, go for it, cant wait to see what you come up with! Sue

  3. Hey Kate! Mindy here (Marla's daughter from Always Nesting). First, my mom wanted me to contact you because you'd emailed her with some html code questions. She didn't have a chance to get back to you before she had to leave out-of-state spur of the moment. Wanted me to pass along the message that she wasn't trying to be flakey. :) Secondly, I am so sorry that I didn't get back to you a few weeks ago about your button code. I meant to write you when I had a spare moment to explain the "grab it" code, but I forgot. But, I just tried out your button and it works perfectly, so you figured it out anyway. YAYAY! Awesome. It looks good!

    Anywho...just wanted to touch base with you on behalf of my mama. Also, I am so jealous that you have a Hobby Lobby. We don't have those out here! :(

  4. I want to decorate mine too as my tops are nekkie and that space bothers me.. I love the items you have so far and I'll be back to see what you came up with... good luck~!

  5. Hello,I am a recent but admiring follower :)Definitely yes to your question, the finds look great. I sometimes see in the magazines some real nice looking interesting stuff a bit too big for countertop, but definitely for the kitchen. I think those are great for these areas, the first pear and the kitchen are just great! By the way would you have any idea how I can put a new shade for a simple, round lamp?
    I would really appreciate if you could help. regards,ebru

  6. I read this post and RAN to HL. So sad! I didn't find anything at all. Your finds are great. Can't wait to see some pics of your cupboards when you're done!

  7. I am not seeing the after, just the before still, am I goofy?? Sue

  8. I love decorated kitchen cabinet tops Kate! I'm postive you will enjoy the results. I can't wait to see them. You found some precious items.

    ~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

  9. Thanks for the great comments everyone! Laura, sorry that your HobLob had nothing left, once they hit 80% the good stuff flies out the door! :)

    Sue, you aren't goofy, I just posted my "after" pic in todays blog. :)

    Ebru, I tried contacting you through profile email but it didn't work. I'd be happy to help you but I need a little more detail, what exactly is your question... what kind of lamp shade would work with a little round lamp??

    Thanks everyone!

  10. I had read the completed project post first. So glad that you decided to decorate the space. It makes a tremendous difference.

    - The Tablescaper

  11. I did a little mention of your rooster on a blog post today!


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