Yes, I am actually doing it. For sure.
I am making over my Country Kitchen.
To a more Cottage Kitchen...
Can't tell the difference... you will soon.
Of all the photos I take and all the things I share....
The kitchen is the most talked about.
And honestly, I loved how it looked for 8 years.
But I see it every day, and it is looking shabby.
And I love country, but my tastes have changed so much since I have started blogging.
I must admit... I have been in a cute mood.
Pretty... is more like it.
I love my lace and vintage things... but I need more bright things.
We are getting ready to build an addition to this area
and it will not be getting as much natural light soon.
So here it is before... my much pinned and commented "look".
And here it is now... my inspiration area until I can actually begin my makeover.
What started my redoing it was this little lamp I bought for $4.
I love its size and bling... and even the slightly beat up shade.
I added the lace.
The old birdhouse was a splurge... lets say it was slightly over $4.
I had wanted one for years and this one was too perfect to pass up.
Love the chippy look and the buttery yellow.
Okay... here is my plan... everywhere you see my pumpkin paint will be a buttery cream color.
I will be adding bits of sage green, cream and pink.
Which is why this shade is perfect.
With garden and bird themed bits and pieces.
Of course.. I will take all this down and probably change everything.
Maybe even my theme....
But I have the paint ready...
And here is my wallpaper to replace the plaid.
Don't you love it?
Got it on clearance for $20!
Yep... on sale or I would have tried a stencil.
Love...love the lace look.
So here is my palette...
I am wanting to add bling to my cabinets with glass knobs.
I haven't had pulls for nine years... they are pricey and I could not make up my mind.
But you can buy glass ones in bulk... cha-ching!
I will add lace panels to my glass front cabinets too.
That will add a bit of white and hide my junk inside them.
I would love to paint them... but that is not an option with hubby.
The fabric I had from a yard sale.
It reminds me of Rachel Aswell stuff.
I have a ton of it and will add it to my toppers and tabs with the burlap panels.
I will add lace to everything... I have all that on hand.
Maybe all the lace and the cuteness is too much for some.
But I love that it will be so different.
What made me thing Cottage... just look at my Pinterest pages...
it is all Pastels and light colors... with tons of kitchens this Spring.
Honestly, you can tell what I am up to by looking at what I am pinning!
I had most of the stuff... and curtains and knobs can be changed out.
So so far it is under $100 if we don't count the birdcage.
Let's not count it okay?
Lol...as always I am way ahead of myself.
Hubby keeps reminding my the screen porch project comes first.
Plus... I want to enjoy that porch too.
So... I will let you know when I start painting
and tearing everything apart.
Thanks for stopping by....Brooke
Brooke Berry Kroeger writes at the Creative Country Mom blog. There she shares her photography and country lifestyle. She enjoys incorporating vintage finds and repurposed treasures in her Southern Indiana farmhouse and garden. She loves to talk about gardening and decorating and often lectures at local gardening education events and area organizations and clubs. Brooke has started doing freelance photography work, contact her for your business or family photography needs. She also provides social media training and services including graphic design work for other websites and area businesses.
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