Sunday, February 27, 2011

Kitchen Reveal


 Finally, the kitchen is done!

It still amazes me when I look at pictures of the old Kitchen to see how far we've come. I'm so proud that we did it all ourselves minus the electrical and plumbing, we left that to the professionals. The kitchen is a small galley with 3 different doorways leading into it. We gutted it and replaced everything except the drywall.

I originally was going to paint the walls the lovely blue that we have in our dining room but once I primed all the walls white I loved how bright and cheery it looked.I did tie in the blue paint behind the lower shelf on the sink side, I think it added just a little color that I was looking for.


this was such an unused space, so we added pantry cabinets to flank the window and built a window bench. This little nook was meant to be there and it works great in this kitchen, not to mention all the storage the pantry cabinets hold.



Talk about no counter space, I hated the fridge being on the right side, it blocked the view of the kitchen when you entered the room and stuck out way to far. I had several wishes for the new kitchen and one of them was a counter depth fridge, I love counter depth fridges especially in a small kitchen likes ours. The other wish was a slide-in stove, I love them because visually they don't crowd the backsplash area, just clean lines with no distraction. Well after searching and waiting for a sale I got both my wishes. We moved the fridge where the built-in oven used to be. I can't tell you how much it opened up the kitchen.



We built a cabinet for the fridge so it would have a built in look in plus it added more storage and display for above.
I love my new kitchen and wouldn't change a thing.

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Ramsign Winner!!!

We have a winner!!!
Michelle from  COUNTRY COTTAGE CHIC. Congrats Michelle!
Engelhardt 7 x 21 cm & 11 x 14 cm
Thanks RAMSIGN for the great giveaway!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Ramsign Enamel Sign Giveaway

Engelhardt 12,5 cm
Today we have a wonderful giveaway!
RAMSIGN is a Danish company specializing in classic enamel signs, their house numbers and name signs are based upon original designs and techniques. They have generously offered one of their gorgeous signs for the giveaway. The winner will get to choose their sign
(either a house number or name sign) valued up to $189.00.

Metropolitan 11 x 14 - Number 25

Highlander 15 x 15 cm

Arrowhead 11 x 14 cm

Lighthouse  15 x 20 cm

Engelhardt 7 x 21 cm & 11 x 14 cm

I love them all!

For a one chance to win please visit RAMSIGN WEBSITE and leave a comment below and tell me which one you would pick.
If you want another chance at winning, just blog about the RAMSIGN giveaway and leave me a second comment.... Good luck!
Contest ends Thursday February 24th at 7:00 P.M. EST
The winner will be chosen at random on February 25th

Friday, February 18, 2011

Lamp Turned Table

Most of you know by now that I love to turn ordinary things into something that they're not. I needed a small oval shaped table for my new breakfast nook and just couldn't find one anywhere. So why not make one, right? I purchased a used oak coffee table a few years ago for 20.00, I didn't like the table so much but I loved the top, it had a great shape to it. (sorry didn't take a before picture of that)
I removed the top, and saved it for who knows what down the road. Well who knows what turned into this perfect sized table for the new kitchen. Only one problem left what was I going to do for the base? Then it hit me, my sister-in law found these neat wood lamps for $2.50 each. I asked her if I could have one because I had a project in mind. The base was solid wood so it was pretty easy to do and with the help of my sweetie we now have a fabulous little table.



The ball feet are wood round balls from the craft store.

I painted it with several colors and highly distressed it to make it look old, then finished it with a low sheen wax to protect it.
I love my my table and we can easily fit 3 around it for dinner, maybe even 4!

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Keep Calm and Carry On+Union Jack

I must say I'm in love with the Union Jack Flag, but I guess it's hard not to love it, it has such great graphic lines.
I guess part of me loves it because I lived in England for awhile when I was twenty, it's a gorgeous County, and I would love to visit again someday.
I wanted to share my new print "Keep Calm and Carry On" with you.


Of course mine is turquoise! I printed it on vintage camel colored typewriter paper. I already had the vintage frame, I love how it looks with the oval mat.


There are six different colors available.
The print is 8 X 10 on 8.5 x 13 inch paper. (frame not included)
Please visit my ETSY Store, if you would like one for yourself.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Hanging Flower Basket Light


I love the look of industrial lighting but don't generally love the price tag. I found a neat one at a local store I love, but couldn't afford it.
So I thought I would make one for my new kitchen.

I found an inexpensive metal flower basket for under 10.00 and a light kit from Lowes for under 20.00. 


The light kit was a darker brown tone and the basket was black, I knew I wanted it to look like rusted metal, so I painted both of them using craft paint in a rust tone. Once I got the look I wanted, I let it dry and sprayed on a matte finish varnish.
For under $30.00 I have a unique light, and I just love it over my breakfast table.

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