I hope everyone is having a good week. I thought I would finally share some pics of the kitchen with all of you. We had a realtor come this morning to give us a value on our house, so I snapped some quick photos while the room was picked up. I realized that since I'm a stay at home mom, that the house is my job, and thus, it's always a work in progress, which means for me, it will never be "done". I like to change things too much for it to ever be a finished thing, so instead of sharing the "Finished" kitchen with you, I'm just sharing "my kitchen" with you :) Make sense?
Oh, and there are a lot of photos! As you can see, the top cupboards went white, but I left the bottom ones stained. I also painted my red kitchen chairs, my hutch, my potato bin and some small accessories.
I found this old graniteware soap holder at goodwill a few months ago for $1.99. The white enamel diaper pail is used for dirty dish cloths waiting to be washed.
I took out every stitch of Pfaltzgraff Folk Art out of my kitchen, and I honestly don't miss it(yet). I did leave my cows :)
I know some people hate the chippy paint look, but I'm in love with my cupboards, they are the exact prim farmhouse look I wanted. And the room is so much cheerier and brighter now. This cupboard holds my pedestal cake stands.
Peek into my sewing room, which is still a work in progress...
Put all my vintage utensils in the old metal bread box(turned on its side).
I made little brown ticking half slip covers for my bar stools to cover up some of the black.
I took out the colored rugs and went with more neutral ones. This one was in my sewing room, but looks so much better here.
And my mom brought me this huge one for under the kitchen table.
And I finished crocheting this little one the other night, it's made from heavy duty cotton.
I simplified the rack above my island and got rid of a ton of the cheapy looking faux copper molds.
I hung a plant above the kitchen sink in a old enamel diaper pail.
An enamel pee pot holds my Christmas cactus.
Hung some old enamel lids on the walls.
And yet more enamelware. I took my whole collection out of my bedroom.
I still need to tweek the ladder in the corner, for now just a quilt top lives on it.
One of my knobs fell off my hutch, still need to fix that!
Love my kitchen table.
Took an old piano stool and painted the top, then set this on it in the corner by the hutch.
This whole area is still not right to me, but it will come together eventually.
I took the little over hang of the center island and put a half round table under it with cookie cutters and cook books.
Made a simple valance of brown ticking and hung some mason jars for rooting plants.
Picnic baskets stacked in the corner with a plant in another enamelware diaper pail.
The top of my cupboards(which was once full of Pfaltzgraff) now holds mason jars, enamelware bowls full of tin cookie cutters and my flat cake stand collection(I think I have about 8 of them).
So there you have my kitchen as it is today. Again, it will never be finished because my mind is always working on something new.
Have a fantastic day,