*****Since we moved in, I have been bothered by the area above the stove. The expanse of yellow wall above the black stove just annoyed me. Especially because the shade of yellow isn't the best paint colour to go with the peachy-wood cabinets. See, it was not very attractive. So the other day, I was trying to figure out where to put some shelves, and couldn't find a place for the white one I had in our old kitchen. I decided to put it above the stove, under the cupboards. I waited until KD got home to reassure me that it would not be too close to the burners, and then proceeded to make several large holes in the wall (first I made the holes too high, then the insulation (this is an outside wall) kept pushing my drywall anchor out of the wall.) This is the result: I also sanded the shelf to give it a more worn look, since one corner was a little battered already.