Our house has a really small kitchen. Not a huge deal to me because I would rather be about doing anything other than cooking. It is like creating a beautiful project and then having someone eat it. When the economy was better my favorite thing to make for dinner was reservations. That being said, when we were looking at houses I thought this house had the cutest little galley kitchen. For me, cute is huge. But being that it was already cute, I hadn't added my own personal touches to it which is what I am working on now.
Here is how it looked before I started my small projects...
Here it is now...
I think these small changes have done a lot..even though I have many more ideas for this kitchen to add to the "cuteness factor".
I had wanted to make it look something like I had a window over the sink. I have always had a window over my kitchen sink and in this house it is not possible. The other side of the kitchen is the garage. Believe me I don't want to look in there anymore than I have too! I had this old green mirror that looks kind of like a window and so I decided to put that there. But it reflected the refrigerator, which wasn't very interesting so I took out the mirror, put in a piece of glass and a picture taken last year on the front porch. I figure I can change the picture with the seasons. Of course I painted it white too. I like it!
Then I wanted to cover that awful light. At first I wanted to get a new light...but then I realized I could cover it with a little curtain. I put a tension rod up and made a little valance. I got the fabric at Walmart--super cheap. You get what you pay for..I didn't know fabric could be such poor quality. I think I will make a new valance when I find another fabric I love and maybe make it a tad bit longer. Otherwise I love the fabric idea--it hides the light perfectly!
Then I had seen this lace on glass cabinet doors on another blog. I loved the look. So the blogger was nice enough to let me know she has since changed hers but she told me how she had done it, and how she thought would be a better way.
So I got together the supplies...
Then I made sure the inside of the glass was nice and clean..
I cut pieces of lace to fit..paying attention to how I wanted to have the pattern show. I started at the top and made a line of hot glue. I secured the top and after it was cooled I stretched it to the bottom, hot glued that, and then did the sides. What is great about this is when I decide I'm tired of it the hot glue will peel off the glass.
I really like this too! I think this would be great for people who have a lot of glass doored cabinets and don't want everyone to see what is in them. In my case, everything inside is pretty, I just love lace.
So someday I really want to change out the knobs and handles for blue crystal ones. Wouldn't that be so pretty? But even for a small kitchen you need a lot of knobs and handles, so I'll wait on that one.
I still love my cottage kitchen sign that I got years ago on e-bay so I put that on the other side of the kitchen.
Isn't my Ball jar dishwashing soap dispenser cute? Thanks to my husband for drilling the hole in the top!
I don't let much get hung on the refrigerator because I hate clutter..but Chantel thought this quiz deserved a spot on the refrigerator for awhile and I agreed...
Last night about 1am I let the dogs out and they came back in, giving me a dirty look like, "How would you like it if your bathroom was outside?" and they were covered in snow! I wasn't expecting it. The kids got to go to school 2 hours late..we love a couple hours of extra sleep at this house!
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