This kitchen reno seems to be taking forever! Saturday we went shopping for tile for the counter tops. We had absolutely no luck! I have a vision in my head of what I want, but can't find it. Nothing we looked at grabbed me. I liked some, but not enough to live with it. We will more than likely never re-do the counter tops again so I have to be sure. I'd really like a nice slab of granite................but that ain't in the budget!
Sunday, the hubs started putting the new molding on the kitchen windows. He managed to finish one and then started feeling ill.........so much for that. One window done............one to go. Poor honey couldn't even go to work today.
Since I don't have completed windows or new tiled counter tops to share, I'd thought I would share some of my new accessories. That's really the fun part of a reno, isn't it?
Don't you just love it? I do! It fits perfectly on top of the vegetable bin.
I have been wanting a cloche for a very long time. I wanted to make my own, but never found an old cheese dome. Hobby Lobby just happened to have 50% off all their glass a few weeks ago so I bought myself one. It was $15. Still a little more than what I wanted to spend, but it's a heck of a lot better than $30, plus I think I deserve something new. The limes are not real even though they look it. Found those at Hobby Lobby also in the floral section. A whole bag for $4.99. I used a 40% off coupon so paid less than that. Hobby Lobby has a whole bunch of faux fruit. It actually looks pretty real. I usually don't venture into the floral area so this was new to me.
On the same shopping trip I also bought these keys and hung them below my refurbished clock. All metal was also on sale 50% off so I paid a total of $5 for both keys. Score!
What can you do with one of these $1.00 plastic photo frames?
Why............you can make one of these. A nifty note holder!
I took a page from an old book and just slid it into the frame. The page was the perfect size. There was no trimming involved. I took a piece of burlap I had, wrapped it around the frame, hot glued it in place in the back, and then glued on a paper flower that I made. Check out my tutorial on making these flowers. Peel the back off of a post it note pad and stick it on. I first saw this idea on Glitter Glue and Paint.
Here's one side of the kitchen. The clean side. I'm doing really well at keeping it clutter free. In case you're wondering, I am not going to paint these cabinets white. I the mix of green and white cabinets. We added these cabinets shortly after we moved in as there wasn't enough storage. I am playing around with the idea of painting the insides white.
A quick look at the top of some cabinets. These items are things I already had.
I couldn't do this post with letting you take a peek at our pantry area. After we painted the ceiling in the kitchen, I decided to do the ceiling in here. The old rolling pins and grater were hanging in the kitchen. The rug beater was in the living room. I like how they look here. I painted the walls a few years ago. I really want to replace the "boob" light. You can see how small this space is. To the right is our door that goes through the mudroom to the garage. It is about 4 feet wide and 6 feet long. I'm standing in the kitchen doorway. When we moved here, the washer and dryer were where the pantry is now. The hubs added shelves and the bi-fold doors.
My chalk board is hiding our electrical box. You can read about that here.
I hope you enjoyed this quick little tour. I'm really hoping we will be able to finish the window molding and counter tops by Easter 'cause we got company coming.
Thanks for visiting!