Friday, July 27, 2012

Around My Kitchen

Seeing as a lot of my posts will be centered around recipes I create in my kitchen, I thought I would give you a peek into what my favorite room in my house looks like.

My husband and I bought our home in May, or about two and a half months ago. The kitchen needed some help, but it was probably one of the best features of the house. One of the biggest (and most expensive) things we did for our new home was to purchase all new appliances. I splurged on my stove, but it was totally worth it. When we bought the house, the back-splash of the counter tops was just white Formica. We wanted something more cheerful and special, so my husband and I painted a custom chalkboard paint. We used a formua created by the one-and-only Martha Stewart that you can find here. Anyways, we love the result. We can write messages, bible verses, or draw in a tiled look. It's fun and cheap!  What do you think?

We also painted some of the same chalkboard paint on a large built-in that was getting rather old looking. That space is now used for the menu plan of the week. My husband can see what I'm planning on making for dinner, and it also helps to remind me.

Another thing I have tried to incorporate into my kitchen is bright patterns and designs. One easy solution is to get bright napkins or towels to put around. Here is a towel I have hanging from my stove. Cheerful, right?

I also have a wonderful calendar that I got at Anthropologie that I plan to use for years to come. How? I figure I will cut out the beautiful pictures of tea cups, plates, etc. and frame them and hang them around the kitchen. The actual calendar part is small enough to cut out. Have you done anything similar that you would recommend?

Lastly, I used more *ahem* chalkboard paint to label some things around my kitchen. What can I say? I'm obsessed! I also like the organization of having all your important utensils in one area, and I have it sitting right by my stove. Its been a lifesaver!

Well, there you go! I hope you've enjoyed this mini tour of my kitchen. What are some things in your kitchen that you love and would recommend?

1 comment:

  1. i love the paint idea that you used! I've never heard of it before but its pretty and usefull! two things i adore!


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