Hello my dear friends!
I am so happy to announce...
The Kitchen Is Done!
Yeah!!!! I am so happy to share it with you today!
Let's start out with a few before and afters....
Here is the before (from last Fall)...
So much brighter, don't you think?
Let's take a look around....
Okay where to start...
In previous posts I shared my sewing projects...
Adding burlap curtains, the topper and the lace inserts on the cabinet doors.
Since then I added the cute glass knobs to my cabinets.
I still need to find pulls for the drawers.
I love the touch of old fashioned bling!
The paint color is robin's egg blue with a touch more of aqua.
I mixed it myself with leftover paint...
Sorry... I do not have a color match for you.
It was a bit bright for me at first.
But once I got my dishes out and decorated I now love it.
I love the softer, brighter color scheme.
It goes so well with my vintage prints and goodies.
I am so happy I chose pink accents in the fabric and decor.
These are new to me... vintage calendars, I have all four seasons from the year 1900!
On the counters is more cottage goodies... mostly bird themed.
My blue scale looks great with a sweet birds nest under the clotch.
I have most of my vintage dishes out on display now.
This will be a summer look... but I cannot wait for fall and Christmas.
I will be looking for new vintage ornaments in blues and pinks!
My vintage platters are now out for you to see.
I have a growing collection....
This was a yardsale find..... PERFECTLY CUTE.
Honestly, I had almost all of this... I just needed more plate stands.
Crazy what I have tucked away in this house!
More birds and sweet eggs in the corners.
The big platter was a Goodwill find last week for $5!
I will use it! I love Goodwill.
I just painted two walls where the pumpkin was.
I left the sage green the same on the refrigerator wall.
Bits of tin cookie cutters and measuring spoons.
A gift from a friend.... that matches perfectly.
I am starting a collection I think!
So bright and pretty... so different for us.
I loved the warm pumpkin for the nine years it was that way....
But how can you not enjoy these bright pops of colors?
My hubby still thinks it is too girly.
Here is a better shot of my new platter.... isn't it wonderful?
I love trays and things like that.
The reason the reveal took so long is I was short (again) on wallpaper.
I just finished it up yesterday... and I love it.
It totally changed the look from country to cottage to me.
I loved the plaid, but I do not miss it.
This will be so much fun to rearrange and fiddle with.
The one thing I am looking for is a new smaller dining set.
I like this one, but I do not like all the black.
And it is kind of in the way getting to the new screen room.
So I will keep this one for the girls one day...
And look for a small round vintage one.
And I will probably paint some of it this lovely cream.
I love the pop of the green hutch against the wallpaper.
The little brass light fixture really looks good now too.
It kind of got lost before, but now you notice it more.
Of course, I added as much pink as I could find in vintage needlework.
The wall hanging is a neat way to showcase vintage needlework...
It is just stapled on... it was that way when I bought it a few years ago.
It has twine rope as a frame, just glued on.
I am keeping it light, bright and simple (for me) on this side.
I still find myself staring at it... it is a big difference.
I have been adding these colors (aqua, blue, pinks) all over the house actually.
I will always have my neutrals and browns...
But these pops of color are so much fun...
And like I keep saying... it is only paint!
And I love to paint just about anything.
So you come back next time and it might be totally different.
But I had been wanting to go blue for a long time.
And I am really happy with how it all came together.
Sorry this was such a huge post!
I thought about doing 2-3 reveal shares....
Then decided to just do it all at once to make sure you say it all.
Okay, let me get you caught up a bit....
Hubby is now back to work after being off three weeks.
We did some land clean up of trees and such.
And we put in our own SAND BEACH!
It is nice to not have to walk in the muck in our lake.
My momma was in the hospital most of last week.
She is doing much better.
And of course... school starts in two weeks!
So we have been clothes shopping.
My girls will be in 8th and 10th grade this year.
And golf season is starting for my oldest.
So I will be a busy chauffeur till she gets her license in January!
Oh gosh... I am not ready for that!
Hey thanks for stopping by.... I hope you will come back again!
Brooke Berry Kroeger is the creator of the Creative Country Mom blog started in 2009. 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. She does freelance photography and DIY publication work. If you would like her to contribute on a project, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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