Hi guys! Are you ready to check out my kitchen? Well, let’s start here:
When you walk into our home you go up the stairs, turn right, and then you are in the kitchen:
Ta da! Here is our dining table that my parents gave us and I grew up using. It is old but fits perfect in this little space. We have two chairs at the table since it’s usually our little family eating together, but we can fit 6 chairs squished together here if we want.
To the left of the table is a closet that holds kitchen storage and our washing machine and dryer.
Turn right and you have my teeny, tiny galley kitchen. It’s pretty cute. I hate the laminate counter tops and the tile. This house was a bit of a flip when we moved in- the previous owners were desperate to sell so they did some quick fixes. One of the quick fixes was they painted the cabinets and wallpapered the doors with a paintable wallpaper so it looks like beadboard. It is a cute idea and looked great at first, but does NOT wear well. You nick the wallpaper even with your fingernail and there is a huge dent. And don’t even think about keeping your puppy who likes to bite things in the kitchen when you are gone a few hours (not that I know anything about that)…
That was the negatives, but there are things I love! Like this valence that I made. It was the easiest project ever- especially with using the clips to hold up the fabric. I embroidered these two dog portraits and they make me smile whenever I look at them. I’ll have to do a “how I taught myself how to embroider” post because it’s a pretty easy DIY project.
To the left of the sink is this cute little vignette. Isn’t Julia Child a genius?!
I’m sad that this is a terrible photo because I have the cutest collection of white ceramics above my fridge! One day I will have a proper hutch to house them all in.
And… we’ve circled back around to the dining room. The chandelier is from Z Gallery. I used to be a wedding planner and got a very generous tip from a bride. I used it to buy this chandelier and it always reminds me of that sweet girl.
I stalked my local craigslist site (ksl.com) for this high chair for months! Finding a Jenny Lind high chair with the tray is kind of hard. Finally I searched for “wooden high chair” and found this for $30! I refinished it and added the cushion. I love this little piece!
And…. Since I know you want to hear my
awkward sweet voice taking you on a tour of my kitchen, here ya go!
Resources (if it’s not listed, it’s not available- so sorry!):
Dining Chairs: Pottery Barn (no longer available)
Chandelier: Z Gallerie Venezia Chandelier
Paint: Olympic Thin Ice D58-1 (walls)
Olympic Black Magic D58-6 (trim)