Tuesday, April 5, 2011

{Kitchen Thoughts}

Welcome Back!  I did a post yesterday but have been busy today and wanted to do another one!
Remember the project I talked about yesterday.  The drapes painted with wall paint?? Well I did it! And I swoon over them every time I enter my kitch! They are perfect.  I should not say 'perfect'.  None of my projects are perfect,  that's what makes them unique!  It does have little bitty minuscule teeny tiny flaws like the paint line is not so even on some parts.  But if you're looking that closely, you probably would not be invited into my home in the first place...

Here is the before:


More measuring???!
Hard at work!
The curtains all painted!
And the beautiful but not perfect after!

They look so great here! Mike doesn't ever know they're up yet! 

This picture is a better indication of the true color.  I think it's beautiful.  I am definitely going to paint the wall this color as well!

I'm toying around with the idea of having some open cabinetry.  My mom doesn't like it, but it's growing on me.  I took three doors off yesterday and rearranged some things to see if I like it before filling in the holes from the hinges with wood filler.  I think I like it! Here's just two of the doors off. 

Our Wedding Cake Tray!

Since the upper cabinets will be white so will the inside of the open cabinets.  I'm thinking mirrors on the back of the cabinets...Sounds pretty.  And I need to get some cabinet liners, BAD!

I took the doors off of the cabinets below the sink, as well.  Our kitchen just had WAY too much oak.  I wanted to break it up a bit until we refinish them, so I added a little sink skirt.  It's pretty darn cute if you ask me.  It was actually a longer curtain but I just chopped it off and used some Stitch Witchery from JoAnn's and cropped it a bit.  I then bought a cheap tension rod and VOILA...

We get SO much natural light in our kitchen.   
I also wanted to give a quick tip to my readers that have chalkboards in their homes.  I discovered what is called a Chalk Pen at HobLob.  It makes the writing so much more clear.  I'm obsessed!  Check out my chalkboard with this new pen! No chalk dust or anything.  Think about it.... :-)

Linking Up HERE!




  1. oh la la. love the curtains. I maaaaay have to steal that idea!

    and yes, I think I shall go get that chalk pen tomorrow!

  2. Love your painted drapes, they look great! Glad to be your newest follower!

  3. Girlfriend...you are too cute! IMPERFECT is FABULOUS! I Love your blog!
    I would LOVE to have you link up to my PARTY! WHASSUP WEDNESDAY!!

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  5. Kailey I adore these!! I feel a project coming on...come on over Friday for a surprise!!

    Art by Karena

  6. what a great idea! thanks for sharing
    I'll be sure to follow your blog!
    ~Jill from 'Just dream, Jelly Bean!'

  7. Your drapes turned out beautifully!! And you used wall paint!? Here I was thinking I would have to use fabric paint or something like that. Well done, love the end result!

  8. I love those drapes! I'm going to have to try that sometime. I also love that cooking quote! I'm your newest follower!

  9. These are SO awesome! I was thinking about doing this for the curtains in my sons redone room, but was mildly nervous about it. The curtains are just drop cloths, so I guess if I mess "em up, no big loss-each panel was $5! AND, his room is the same gray you used on your curtains, I may use the same color on his curtains as well-I really LOVE it!


  10. Those drapes look really great!! I call them perfect! ;) Thats at least how they look in the pics.

    Sidenote: I played around with open cabinets for an entire summer much to my husbands disapproval. Long story short - he won, I won, and the dust did us both in!! We opted for having the doors cut locally and a rain glass installed in them - super cool! it's on my "to blog about" list!

    check me soon for a post! ;)


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  12. LOVE these! I have just the perfect window to try this technique out. THANK YOU!!