Monday, August 24, 2015

The Kitchen, So Far

As promised, here are some pictures of my kitchen in this new house of ours.  We want to add a back splash down the road.
So here it is, so far....without a back splash.  We changed out the globes on the hanging pendant lights.  You can see the white ones here. They were white and a little two stark for me.

See below, we really do need a back splash.  It will add more dimension and character to the kitchen.

See the red tray to the left of the stove in the picture above?  It used to look like the picture below.  I picked it up at an antique mall a few weeks back.  I had been looking for something to corral my salt/pepper/oils etc in.

I wanted it to have a pop of color, so I painted it a color called Red Gumball.  It is the same color as my Le Cruset pot and my Kitchen Aid mixer.

In the middle of the process.  See how the corners are dove tailed in the picture above?  After I painted it I waxed it with clear, then dark wax to tone down the paint a little bit.

The shot below is kind of dark, but I wanted you to see the view I have standing at the sink.  I can look outside to our patio.  You can also see how the dining area relates to the kitchen.

These three rooster paintings always find a place in my kitchen.  They were painted by Donna from Morning Dove Cottage

The cabinets lacked pull out shelves, so Mr. Comforts installed some for me.  See the before and after below.



It makes a huge difference not having to climb into the cabinet to get things!

So, there you have it.  My far.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Mini Before and After

I just can't seem to get into the groove of posting lately.  Has that ever happened to you?  Maybe it is because it is summer.  We have had some guests visiting, we are still settling into our new city and exploring...
I am sure I will get back into the groove soon.
I know I promised a post on my kitchen, but I am working on a project for the kitchen that I want to finish first before I show it to you.  Hopefully it will be this week.
In the mean time here is a mini before and after.
Here is the after shot.  See the blue and white planter?  That is new.  I had this money tree plant in a much smaller pot for about a year now.  I planted it in the larger pot a couple of weeks ago and it is growing a lot!
Here is a before shot below.  You can see the pot is much smaller.
Here is a close up.  It has a great bird design all around it.
And speaking of birds...look who I captured yesterday in a photo off my back patio.
Hope you have a wonderful week ahead!