This room (like the living room) is one of the most-used rooms in the house. Is it any wonder then why it is refreshed and changed so often?
A walk down memory lane!
Kitchen at closing, circa September 2011
Paring down and lightening up, kitchen circa March 2012
Kitchen tour, October 2012
After a new (to me) table, “faux multi-pane window” affect (blogged about in this post), and a new window blind for the picture window, kitchen circa October, 2012
Besides getting a new table, I also redid our “landing strip”- we now have a designated spot now for shoes, umbrellas, scarves, purses, keys, and library books. This keeps them OFF the kitchen table, plus now the puppies can’t chew on shoelaces! I found this adorable basket shelving unit on Target.com on sale. And please ignore the baby squeaky toy on the floor. That’s what we do, at least!
I bought those gorgeous fall-colored flowers at Walmart of all places. Who says a girl can’t buy herself flowers? =)
My mom brought these funny placemats back from a vacation for me- they add a whimsical touch to the table. Also, more cinnamon scented pinecones! I love those things!
I tried to clear my counter off by using an IKEA rack to hang the cooking utensils- but nature abhors a vacuum and now the containers of puppy treats sit right where the utensil crock was previously. Oh well, at least I tried.
My new breadmaker- an unexpected gift from an Aunt – is used almost daily! Also, we still haven’t mounted the over-fridge cabinet. That we got months ago. MONTHS. ago. Uggh.
I’m proud of everything in this picture. My kitchenaid stand mixer, Breville juicer, open shelving with matching white dishes ($15 for a set of nearly 100 white dishes at an antique mall!), and my IKEA knife rack.
More pinecones. Are you sensing a theme here? FALL = PINECONES!
Another pinecone. What can I say? I’m a fan. That cool rusted car toy is actually a pencil sharpener- I found it while renovating a front flower bed. It’s probably not actually vintage, but I like how it looks.
Original rectangle farm table – $70 on Craigslist found THE DAY we were moving in last year. Talk about good timing!
Kitchen chairs- came with the farm table, spray painted turquoise
New black pedestal table, $40 on Craigslist (they even put casters on the legs for me- I can wheel my table around the kitchen. Seriously.)
BYGEL rail (used as utensil rack), 39″ version, $2.99 from IKEA
BYGEL S-hooks, 99 cents for 10 from IKEA
GRUNDTAL 18″ knife rack, $13 from IKEA
BYGEL dish drainer rack, $5.99 from IKEA
Industrial chic wall light fixture, $33 from Home Depot. I talk about installation in this post.
Super fabulous pull-down kitchen faucet, $99 from Overstock.com. I talk about installation in this post.
Chrome soap dispenser, $17 from Overstock.com
Cow creamer, $2.50 from Pier 1 on sale. They no longer sell the cow one, but check out this $6 elephant creamer!
Rattan vase, $10 from TJ Maxx last December
Espresso storage unit with wicker baskets, $80 on sale from Target.com
Chalkboard coffee jar, $14 from Pier 1