It’s been awhile since I’ve shared my kitchen with you so I decided to snap a few photos and show you some recent changes.
I finally found a round dining table for the kitchen nook along with a cool, industrial letter from the same antique store and well, you know how that goes…suddenly I got inspired to spruce things up a bit.
My kitchen gallery wall
Yesterday I decided to shop my house and garage and I pulled together a few items for a new gallery wall.
What do you think about art in the kitchen? Even before I saw it HERE, I’ve always thought that art –especially vintage--in the kitchen can add warmth and soul to a space we spend so much time in.
Plus—now that we’re in a smaller house I have to be creative about using my paintings and prints.
And the minute I saw this 32 inch tall “E” with it’s black metal front and the forest green sides I envisioned it next to this vintage oil painting I got years ago for my anniversary.
So in-the-kitchen the gallery wall goes.
I’ve really been trying to decorate with what I have and luckily it worked out fine.
I even found some miscellaneous wood pieces outside-- leftover from our recent brick project with my Dad--- and it’s given me the idea for a little coffee station in the corner.
But back to my new table. Here’s a closer look at it.
I literally walked up to a new dealer who was still moving into her booth when I saw this table. It was exactly what I’d been wanting for this small space.
Have you had that happen too? You see something and you instantly know, “Yep, that’s the one.”
Oh and I gotta you show you my door too.
Ever since we’ve moved into this home one of my “hobbies” has been to paint all these cheapo doors with BM’s Mopboard Black. I originally saw this shade of black—HERE. And not only do I love her taste but this particular black seems to have a lot of blue in it. Which feels right for our ‘beach’ cottage vibe.
I’m almost done…(only 3 more doors to go) but boy, what a time-consuming job.
If you’re new to this blog…. here’s what this kitchen nook looked like during our first Christmas here when we were using our outdoor table.
I’ve recently moved the big clock into our living room.
And though you might be thinking the rustic table looked just fine in here, the truth was, no one was eating on it because it felt too big for daily use.
We’ve already used our new round table more than the this one.
Hmm.. when I see this photo it reminds me of the chandelier I need to get fixed.
Because this space is definitely missing a lighting fixture.
My former kitchen
Remember this chandelier from my old home? Well two of the arms broke during our move, and I still haven’t fixed them, otherwise I’d put it up over the table right now.
Our old home had tall ceilings and the chandelier seemed a bit small in scale for it, but with the low ceilings in this house it might be perfect here.
Ok. So you want to hear my latest little project as of today?
When I found the leftover pieces of wood on the side of the house I decided to make shelves with them and turn this empty corner into a functional coffee central.
Simple, nothing designer-ish. But it will be nice to have one place for everything coffee.
What are you working on these days?
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