Friday, December 7, 2012

Check Trim

Using check trim to frugally dress up kitchen shelves. I fell in love with this economical trim when I saw it at a friend's house. You can get it at any educational supply store or online.

I added some to my little glass front cupboard. I used some plain old scotch tape folded over so I could remove it easily but double sided tape would work wonderfully.

Even the phone station gets a little holiday cheer.

You can see Shelly's most adorable house at Christmas here and here.
Amazon has some darling paper borders. I love this teal and white polka dot combo. Would look so good in my vintage kitchen.


  1. i love your telephone. so vintage looking. fun, fun, fun!! ( :

  2. You know what, after you mentioned the check paper I was all over the internet, searching and searching with no luck. Ah, so it's the educational supply store, here's hoping the one near me has it! If not, I'll go online to try to find it. You know what else? I saw your gorgeous Pyrex through the window of your cabinet, that's my favorite Pyrex pattern in the whole world and if I could find more at the thrift store I'd buy every piece, isn't it lovely?! Mary

  3. It looks great I love your phone. when a 5 and dime when out here I bought up some shelf paper that had the front design. I just love it.

  4. The checked border is for teachers at schools for the bulletin boards! Go to a teachers school shop and they will have tons of different ones!!!!
    I have them for all seasons and even Mary Engelbriet sells some on her online site....
    They are very inexpensive and fun to use.....:)

  5. hi. i'm new to the blog hop. my husband and i have a cattle farm in alberta. i also own and operate a small paper shop from the farm. the shop like my blog is call Black Ink Paperie. my blog features stories about the farm and growing up in small fishing village in nova scotia. i would love for you to visit my blog and follow if you like it. i did a guest post last week called "a cow's tale" which tells the story about one of our cows and her exciting life.

    thanks and i can't wait to visit all the other blogs
    new follower bev

  6. Hi Elaine!
    hat a darling country accent! Red checks are the epitome of home...cheery, bright and welcoming. Your phone station is so colorful and how I love your bright red telephone!
    Merry Christmas, my sweet friend.
    Carolynn xx

  7. Oh I love that check trim, so cute. I have no glass at all in the kitchen, or any open cupboards, but I love how it looks in your cabinets. Hugs, Marty

  8. That check trim looks so cute in your kitchen. Love your red phone too. Thanks for the tour of Shelly's house. It looks like a winter wonderland!!


  9. The red gingham is always so cheery. Too cute. '
    blessings to you.

  10. I would like to see if I can find the red and white checked trim online, as I don't go out much. What exactly is it called?

  11. LOVE the trim and how darling it all looks! Your little kitchen corner is sooooooo cute Elaine!

    Merry Christmas!

  12. Your blog is wonderful.
    Thanks for stopping by mine.
    Love your kitchen Christmas decor!

  13. Hi Elaine,

    I am so glad you stopped by my blog and became a follower. I am now following you too! I love your decorating it is so cottagey and cute! I trimmed by cabinets with lace. I never would have thought of using the trim paper that you used. That is a great idea.

    Amy Jo

  14. bulletin board trim is a genius idea! LOVE it!!!

  15. How adorable! That really sets off the glass cabinet!

  16. I love the red checked trim. I will have to find some!
    I like your phone. I have thought of buying one for the kitchen.