Thanks for coming back for the kitchen portion of the home tour. Our kitchen is right in the "heart" of the home (right smack dab in the middle).
I like it being right in the middle of the house. If you're going to have one room at the heart of the house, it's gotta be the kitchen, right? Or should it be in the stomach of the house? Anyway...it's not at the gross stomach so stop saying that. It's at the heart, and it's passed through every time we have to potty or go on the computer or tell the dog to stop barking at people walking in the alley way...it gets a lot of traffic (and I painted the floor white - I'm a genius.)
But alas, I am very pleased and blessed with the way it turned out...you know...3 years later! :) Here's a before and after for ya:
The frame above was a quick, cheap yard sale find that I wrote about here, and the writing inside it says, "Making soup is fun." It's one of the first thing our wee-est one made in kindergarten, and it resonated with me. I mean, who can argue with that?
Phooey! We forgot to get one from the very same angle (above), but you get the idea. I did write about the red sliding barn door, and it's been so handy. It's pin on pinterest is also my main source of traffic into the blog. I love people - they all love a good, cheap, easy DIY just like me!
The above light is from Rejuvenation lighting, and I highly HIGHLY recommend them. They have so many period piece lighting for older homes, and even a feature on the website where you can find the lighting that specifically matches the lighting that would have been common for the year that your home had been made - which is what we did here. Our home was made in approximately 1920, and this is the type of light they would have used at the time. Except I got it in red - which is sassier than for a light than the 1920 lights. And what should a light be, if not sassy?
I would like to go off on a tangent about this dresser, but I think I can milk a whole other post out of it, so that's what I'm going to do down the line.
I just recently added this little addition of the instagram prints to the refrigerator. I kind of want to chuckle a a little and say, "Welcome to my Pinterest kitchen". This is definitely an idea I stold directly from pinterest - no holds barred.
"See you next time for some new tasty fig milkshakes?"
"I think we've had our FILL of fig milkshakes for now. Let's throw out our empty paper cups and..." No that's no good.
"Sa la vie and farewell and parting is such sweet sorrow, but alas we will meet again...when the....moon...." Erm...that doesn't work either.
Any ideas? Anybody?
Smell ya later.