I’ve always loved colored bottles setting on window sills with the sun shining through. I like them even better filled with freshly cut daisies from the patio just beyond the kitchen.
Here are a few shots of the kitchen before, after I moved the fridge to accommodate my new washer/dryer (that hooks up to the faucet and doesn’t use a vent.)
There’s a lot of photos here. So get a cup of coffee or tea.
Here is a photo after the LG washer/dryer arrived. I had taken off the white wooden knobs on the cabinets in order to start painting.
Here are the stained upper cabinets I prepped before painting. I also filled the holes left behind from the door hinges.
I know you all thought I’d lost my mind having them come get my stove. But I’d only used it twice. And that was to reheat something. I can use my microwave for that.
I have new ideas of how I’m going to cook, and it will be in an energy-efficient manner. Without heating up my space.
Here are the upper cabinets after I painted over the stain. I haven’t painted the insides of the other cabinets with doors. Not sure I will. It sure wouldn’t be while it’s this hot and humid!
I’d have the maintenance man take the dishwasher too, but he said it’s hooked to the garbage disposal, so they have to leave it.
This kitchen is small so it is hard to get photos of everything. Above you see a tiny bit of the washer/dryer, which is next to the doorway going into the small dining area.
I glued and painted the wood applique you see just beneath the counter top underneath the sink. I thought it added a bit of charm.
Can you see what I used for counter tops and back splash and covering the dishwasher? Contact paper! Water resistant! Cheap! I used black contact paper for the counter tops, and the black and white checked on the walls and dishwasher.
Remember, you can remove contact paper.
Something new that you see is the butcher block island. Cost: $45. A great deal! I put butcher block oil on it to nourish the wood and give it a seal.
Doesn’t the refrigerator look much better painted? I got the vintage ice vinyl decal from an Etsy shop owner. Cost: $15. Priceless in vintage love!
Moving down a bit, you see my gold chalk board. I couldn’t find my chalk that I have somewhere around here, so for now it is bare.
Just after the doorway into the hall, there is the trash can. Recognize that kitchen cart? You saw it last here…
It’s the cart my daughter almost threw out. That the former resident left it behind in the garage at the little blue house. It has been my coffee bar. And now it is my cooking area.
My microwave gets used a lot. I just got the electric skillet after much research. Did you know you can make a cake in that thing? Who needs an oven?
I spray painted the hardware red. This is an old blogger trick in case you haven’t seen it. You poke holes in the bottom of your box.
Then you screw your handles from inside the box, and then the paint covers the area in one swoop instead of having to turn them over when one side is dry. It’s a wonderful trick that saves you lots of time.
I spray painted an old rusted rake red and now it holds vintage cooking utensils that use to be in a drawer, unseen.
Above the shelf is a Janet Hill painting. I adore her artwork. It is so detailed.
I just kept forgetting to take it with me to find a frame. Last week I was in a store and happened upon this frame with mat included and on clearance. I had a feeling it might work. Cost: $9.99.
This is the wall with the dining area on the other side. You probably recognize most everything here. What is new is the clock. I found it at Target last week. The clock was marked down to $6.99.