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What to Put on Top of Kitchen Cabinets

There are many different ways to decorate a rustic-themed kitchen. Signs, Vintage food scales, and old window frames are just a few ideas to consider. If you’re not sure what to put on top of kitchen cabinets, these ideas might help you decide. Some examples include:


If you’re looking for ideas for decorating above your kitchen cabinets, you’ll want to think outside of the box. Overscale signs and other decorative pieces look great above open kitchen cabinets. You can purchase them at flea markets or even visit your local design accessory store. Vintage signs or custom family sayings can look great above open cabinets. To add a touch of rustic decor to your space, display them with faux flowers or other embellishments.

Vintage food scale

No matter how large your kitchen is, you will soon run out of storage space. Adding a vintage food scale on top of kitchen cabinets is a fun way to bring in retro, rustic decor. If you have open space above your kitchen cabinets, you can also display your vintage kitchen tools and gadgets in the space between the cabinets and ceiling. Many kitchens are designed with this space, and it is the perfect place to display a variety of decor pieces.

Custom family saying

Whether you’re looking for a sweet reminder to help you get through a bad day or just want a unique way to make your kitchen look nicer, a custom family saying is sure to be a great choice. A simple black vinyl wall decal will make a stunning statement. You can buy a sign that says “Our family is a circle of love and trust” and add a small bouquet of faux flowers to complete the look.

Old window frames

If your kitchen is lacking in rustic decor, you can use old window frames on top of your cabinets as decoration. You can also turn an old window into a coffee table and display your favorite piece of artwork on it. This decor idea is perfect for a vintage-style home. Old window frames make great cabinet doors, too. Alternatively, you can add one to a shelving unit or a flea market find.

Custom built-in cabinetry

If you are looking for a country decor style for your kitchen, you might want to consider distressed cabinetry and small cubbies. These items can be used to display pottery or collectibles. Light, worn colors like pale green are great for creating a rustic feel. Similarly, you could use basket storage and natural textured wood to cover the ceiling. A fireplace can also give a country decor style a unique feel.

Color palette

Dark wooden cabinets and stone countertops are classic features of rustic cabins. In the dreamy mountain kitchen pictured here, sleek black shaker cabinets pair with big wood beams, a natural stone accent wall, and plenty of overhead lighting. The cabin style combines raw and natural materials, making it feel grounded and integrated with nature. Try Glacial Green by Pratt & Lambert or another mint green paint. You can also choose a neutral, earth-toned paint, such as creamy white.

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