Monday, January 18, 2010

Kitchen Refresher

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The New Year always leaves me looking for something fresh, or at least redone.  My kitchen was feeling like it needed just a little bit of something after all the holiday festivities died down.  Mostly, it needed some color.
So I took down my burlap mistreatment.  This is a photo from Christmas, but you might be able to tell the burlap sort of just blended in with the wall.  I was down with that at the time, but a punch of color is what I was craving.
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I have this fabric that I found on eBay a long time ago. I love the pattern, but even more so I love the orange.  It’s just a little panel that I sewed hot-glued together.  I folded it in half and fluffed it a bit and hung it from the clips. 
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I added some plates to the wall.
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And then I brought in an old vintage scale that’s been hiding out on my hutch.  See, I didn’t even hide the lamp cord for you.  It’s all bundled up with a rubber band behind the scale.

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All in all, this quick transformation took about 30 minutes, all while talking on the phone with Zac’s mom.  See Mom,  I told you there was no such thing as downtime around here!
I’m sharing with Kimba’s DIY day today.

10 comments:

  1. that looks fabulous! you're so crafty when it comes to freshening up a space!

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  2. That totally did the trick! Cute!

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  3. It looks so fresh and fun! What a great way to start the new year.

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  4. Came over from The Inspired Room & wanted to tell you that I love the touches of orange that you added to your kitchen! It definitely looks very cheerful, and that fabric is great! Love the fresh fruit too, adds a nice touch.
    Blessings,
    Stacey

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  5. The gray days of winter always make me crave color - your kitchen is darling!

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  6. I love what you've done with the window. I am so bored with the curtains in my window. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  7. How nice to have such a bright, sunny spot during these dreary winter days. It looks great!

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  8. Love what you did. Which reminds me, I want to put up a new kitchen rod with clips...so I can change out curtains quickly. (I don't sew, but I *DO* own a glue gun!)

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  9. A great inspiration. I have been meaning - for a very long time - to put up some sort of window treatment in our kitchen. And now I am feeling the motivation. BTW, I love that fabric, very cheerful.

    Chelsea

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  10. I really, really LOVE this fabric!! Well done!!

    God bless.

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