Monday, April 8, 2013

A kitchen 'make over'

After the gallery wall in the front room my kitchen was my next big project.  I have always admired other peoples kitchens with decor, but I have long struggled to reconcile the balance between work space and decor.  I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, and with limited counter space I made an executive decision to look up :)

Here are a few before shots

And here is a shot of the finished project!

These little boxes were super easy to make - I picked up three small unfinished wood crates at Michaels, used some wood stain, then cut some vinyl for the front

the 2 large square vases on either side of the red apples I found at the second hand store for $2 a piece!  Then I found the filler at Walmart for $5 - I was pretty happy with that deal.  And if I can't have real chickens, then I guess some decorative ones will have to suffice :)

 I have had this large green platter for a while, but don't use it very often.  The chicken plate I found at Hobby Lobby.  The bottles I painted (on the inside so that they would still have that glass shiny look).

I love this little trick - I found a kitchen towel with chickens that I liked on it and just framed the towel!  The little bucket with the moss ball in it is, when turned around, a St. Patricks day decoration, but turned this way I think it works year round

I love this chicken wire basket that I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby.   I added some vinyl to the front to fit with the whole chicken theme 

These are just some unfinished wood letters that I painted black, distressed, and add the couple of flowers.

I really can't stand corner cupboards - everything seems to get lost in the far reaches of the back corner, never to be seen again!  I took the cupboard door off of this corner cupboard, and am using the top shelf for seasonal items, a stack of my favorite cookbook in the center, and my recipe stand that also holds my Ipad on the bottom shelf.  The black chicken at the bottom of the pic is a chalkboard that I note whats for dinner.

After the counters and cabinets, my attention went to the floor.  While I thoroughly enjoy the hard wood floors in the kitchen, spending lots of time cooking can make my feet a little sore :/  With a tutorial I found online in hand, I turned these

into this!

love this little blue chicken :)

I am certainly enjoying my little kitchen 'make over'  


Gail Doane said...

WOW!!!! This is all so much a lovely reflection of you - and not a bad floral arrangement in sight! Can't wait to see it in person.

Paul said...

Megan, it looks great. I can't wait to see it.

Elizabeth said...

Very nicely done!! I'll have to find out how you did that floor decor. AWESOME!

Christine said...

Oh My goodness, this is FABULOUS! Great job! Very clever ideas and an excellent use of space.

Emma said...

I hate corner cabinets too! Love the crates, that's my favorite part and the floor mat is awesome! Great job!

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