Monday, April 15, 2013

Kitchen Updates...It's almost done!

 I finished alot of updates on the kitchen a few months ago...
And then kinda forgot I had taken these pictures :) 
Only 3 lonely to-do's remain on the Kitchen To-Do List. Sometimes I have to look back just to remember how far this kitchen has come.

I re-painted the walls from "Hot Chocolate" to "Partridge Gray":
(And, you've seen my wine rack already)

Installed open shelving over the secretary to display white flea market ceramics:

Enlarged a wedding photo of our cake-feeding fun, mod-podged it onto foam-board, and hung it with an old iron skillet where I painted "Happiness is homemade":


Took down my tiny framed chalkboard and went all in with a chalkboard wall for menus and schedules:


 Added an over-door shelf on the doorway leading to the dining room:

Re-purposed a white ceramic hippo planter into a cloth napkin holder:

 Hung an antique wood shelf in the breakfast nook for more open display:

Like an old family photo of lovebirds behind a heart-shaped cookie cutter:

And praying angels on a pedestal beside my favorite picture of my grandparents:

 Placed my favorite fedora, Sean's favorite fedora, and Sean's grandfather's old newsboy cap on coat hooks behind the reading chair:

Brought in a throw-back diy project from the early blogging days with this serving tray for candles and cotton: 

 Removed the shades from this chandelier and removed the fabric from the cornice boxes, added wood appliques, and painted them white:

 A little before and after action?

It probably took 86 projects to get it to this point, but I think it shows! It feels polished but aged, cozy but airy. And it's almost right where I want it to be.

Happy Monday!


  1. Love Love Love! Your hard work shows! And just how did you reach the top of that chalkboard or is Sean artsy and we didn't know it! xOxO

  2. Hahaha, the legs on my bar stools are about to fall off from all the dragging around I do to reach things...

  3. It's beautiful! I love all your little details that truly make it special! (The old picture under the heart cookie cutter...precious!)

  4. Beautiful! I love all of the details that make it so special. The old picture under the heart cookie cutter is precious!

  5. I love looking through your before and after pictures! Very creative and very well done! Lots of great DIY inspiration here. I share a similar eclectic colorful style. I've followed your boards on Pinterest-- keep up with the fabulous ideas!

    Love from,


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