Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Homefront: Our 1960's Kitchen

I love this table cloth. But really, it's a nice cloth shower curtain I got on major sale. Perfect size, cute colors.

My shabby candleabra that I painted a soft apple green, in one of my first blog posts ever.

I have this changing table my husband painted that housed plants in our former, pretty home and holds extra kitchen dishes and such. We couldn't find a place to put it, so I thought... how about in this here ugly spot? It's the best we could do since we are renting this here house.

Presto-change-o! Now there's more storage, more counter space for a lamp and a catch all bowl and papers.

The top of this cabinet got ruined while painting it, so I lined it with leftover shelf liner. It makes clean up much easier and adds a punch of color.

To hide ugly buills and coupons, I found this letter A at an antique mall. I just put a white cardboard strip under it. and place it on top of everything else to hide the clutter.

Yeah, the fridge got banged up during the move. White spray paint made it look somewhat better. I am fully aware the counter tops are uneven, and a weird yellow color, and that horrid copper tinted tin tiles, improperly used as back splash are a nightmare, but we are stuck with them for now. Though, what Nester did with her renter kitchen back splash was wonderful, we just don't have the resources for that yet.

 The Dreamy Giraffe's Eat Your Veggies Fairy print is trying to hide a poor patch job in the corner.

Keeping an even and neutral color palltte up here just seemed like the best thing for this hodgepodge kitchen.

Here we have it, leading into the playroom. And yay! After a month, our oven was fixed today.


Kristina P. said...

I think it's adorable.

Screwed Up Texan said...

Brings back memories of our first home.

Kelly at I Dream of Decor said...

I actually don't think it's that bad, our rental before we moved into our own home (only 3 weeks ago) was horrid, it had mismatched cabinets that were horribly old and the drawers to the cabinets were falling apart! plus the old kitchen floor looked dirty no matter how much scrubbing I did. I like the little touches you have added, maybe adding some curtains to the windows or some pops of color here and there would help it feel more homey though:) Love your blog!

Little Lovables said...

Yeah are very grateful that they retiled the floor and just replaced the sink. The only one was peeling paint really bad. And, we've spent hours scrubbing this place!

Also lucky that they painted the cabinets. Now, we are just waiting for the bathrooms to be finished!

This home is actually pretty big for us too, so we are very happy about that!

Kelly at I Dream of Decor said...

well looking at what you did in your other home I'm sure it will be wonderful once you put your personal touches on it! Plus it's so much fun to make a house a home:) I'm enjoying the process in our first home so much!

Jessie said...

The kitchen is really nice and OPEN. I really like the layout of the place. I love all your stuff. :) The dresser / changing table looks great!

Sarah Nicholson said...

I love your kitchen! I think it look really good!!

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