Hi everyone! (Yes, all five of you, my loyal readers!) I’ve been a busy little bee and have a bunch of little projects to share . . . so we’ll get right to it.
The kitchen. It used to look like this at one point.
And then it looked like this:
Much better, but still not done. There was some pesky things bothering me — the open space above the storage rail for one. For two, how the base cabinets were still just a little too light grey. And for three, the red toaster that I kept hiding away whenever I took pictures because it was a hanger-on from a red kitchen in our first apartment.
So base cabinet painting began, toaster-ordering happened (I’m an avid Amazoner) and I searched around for something to hang above our storage rail. Because of the Mother’s Day Brunch-a-palooza, I was in more of a hurry to find artwork then I usually would be. So I decided to just create some rather than waiting for that just perfect thing to jump out and hit me on the head . . . .
I dipped into my trusty mat board stash downstairs and cut two pieces to the same size. I pulled out the wall paint color and mixed up a few others and voila, artwork. It’s extra amateur, but it will help fill the space as a placeholder.
I also dipped into my trusty “T” collection and found two waiting for a good home. One was a cheap silver painted color and the other was a brassy thing that had arrived from Urban Outfitters all scratched. To the backyard spray booth they went and both came back a nice white. I did my trusty templating to find a good placement . . .
And kitchen tweaking!
There’s more projects to come . . . there was also a flea market at Kenrick Plaza/Antique Mall last weekend.
Great weather, full parking lot and . . . I didn’t really bring anything home.
I almost brought home this little dog, Paige, from Open Door Animal Sanctuary for my mom. She’s a five-year-old schnauzer-maltese rescue and was very calm and sweet. I resisted a pair of vintage wood slat bar stool things that I kind of am regretting not purchasing now. Oh well. Onward and upward. More projects soon!