So we bought our house in September and the kitchen was HORRID. I mean, plastic ivy everywhere, hideous floral wallpaper and random dusty birdhouses sitting around?! C'mon people.
So I decided it needed to be my favorite color- ORANGE! I put up a kind of paintable textured wallpaper (you can't really tell in the pictures though) because underneath that hideous floral wallpaper was some hideous brown wood paneling. I just didn't trust myself to pick off all the wallpaper just to have to look at the dark paneling. I think the orange really brightened it up and now I'm happy to be in the kitchen for more than a few minutes at a time
My dad helped cut and put up the chair rail, I thought it would add a little something to the room.
If you've ever swapped with me, you're likely to see something you made me in here
And if it's not here, it's in the craft room that I'll be posting whenever I finally get the finishing touches up. I love my swap partners!
This is the only "full" wall in the kitchen, the rest are covered in cabinets and closets and refrigerators
I painted the matching paintings because I didn't think I could find anything else I would like as much in stores. And money is really tight, after all. The teacup curtains were found at Salvation Army for a few bucks and I couldn't pass them up. Too cute! I eventually want to get some small tables to put on either side of the window so that wall doesn't look so empty.
Close up of the paintings
This is our little coat rack. The previous owner left it, but it had wallpaper (yeah...ick...) as the background and was just plain ugly. So I attacked it with paint and some of my favorite fabric from my stash.
I made a plastic bag holder out of the same fabric. Those things really come in handy!
A view of one of the long sides of the kitchen. I REALLY want to replace the cabinet hardware but it just isn't in the budget right now. In a few years we'll probably replace the dingy floors and the countertops (they're actually in good shape, but I'm just not a fan of hunter green in my orange kitchen)
Microwave and pantry and a sneak peek of the dining room (mustard yellow and black! it's not quite done though.) We've always lacked counter space and cabinet space in previous places (apartment and rental home) so this kitchen is pretty much what sold us on this house.
The other side of the kitchen. I really want to paint those canisters but have no idea how to go about it...they're ceramic and have already been glazed. Ideas?
Our little bar and the closet that the washer and dryer are in. Note the amazing art quilt!
Sorry for being so long-winded, but I really <3 my kitchen now!