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« on: October 08, 2007 06:38:13 PM »

My husband and I bought our first house this summer and, after one trip to the Disney Store, I knew exactly what I wanted for our kitchen.

The tiny, but satisfying, kitchen:

Chef Gustav watches over my cooking.

The two shades I chose. I actually didn't plan on doing the border, but I layered the paint on way too thick and it was peeling really bad at the edges.

Disney's Emile spoon rest.

The Ratatouille recipe box.

Disney, again.

This pot holder rug was totally inspired by: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=116528.0 I highly recommend padding under the rug, because it can be very slippery!

Now, here is where I have saved the best for last. I can not take credit for this, as it goes to Disney and my mother-in-law.

All of the Ratatouille artwork is from The Art of Ratatouille. My mother-in-law totally free-handed them. She's amazing  Smiley 

Well, that's my kitchen. I'm hitting "Post" now, and praying these pics work!

Thanks for looking!!!  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2007 06:41:59 PM »

I love the artwork your mother in law did. That's awesome!

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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2007 06:43:54 PM »

That's so cute.

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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2007 07:02:36 PM »

i LOVE your kitchen!!!!!!!  good job!!!
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2007 07:06:21 PM »

Smiley Great kitchen!! What a joy it would be too cook in there! Sans real rats though! The pot-holder rug is a brilliant idea too!

« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2007 07:45:13 PM »

That is amazing!!  I love the rug, but I think my favorite part is the little love note your husband left you on the dry-erase board!!  You are so lucky, I know because I have the same kind of husband.  Way to go on the kitchen, and your mother-in-law also did an amazing job on the freehand!!  She could have a business, especially the way people do their kids' rooms nowadays!!  Awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2007 07:50:09 PM »

That blue is a really nice color, it really brings out the colors of your cabinets and floors.  Most people might shy away from such bold colors, but I think it looks fantastic!  Great job to everyone involved!

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« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2007 07:51:01 PM »

so so so adorable!

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« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2007 08:16:24 PM »

Awwwwww... thanks everyone so much for your replies. I really appreciate all of your kind words Smiley

The kitchen was originally only a shade away from Halloween orange. It actually didn't look that bad, but it just didn't match anything... at all.  I still need to touch up a couple of orange spots near the edges. 

My MIL has done a few paintings before - she said she actually painted on a fake window once for a lady who didn't have a kitchen window. She even painted little birds "outside" and everything. The crazy thing is, I've known her for almost seven years, and until this summer, I had no idea she even painted at all!

Anyways thanks again for the feedback!!!

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« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2007 10:06:07 PM »

I am so in love with your kitchen, it's not even funny.... The last time I went to Disneyland, I shopped and shopped and shopped for Ratatouille stuff, and they didn't have anything! I was so frustrated!  So your disney store had all that cool Ratatouille stuff?

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« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2007 10:41:31 PM »

What a neat kitchen!  Your MIL is very talented - you're right, she could do paintings as a nice little sideline business.  She'd only need to do up a portfolio with samples of her work (already has some on your walls!).  Maybe she could advertise on craigslist?
Love the little rat with the wine bottle  Grin
Kudos on being daring with your colours, too, it came out great!
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« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2007 06:43:07 AM »

That is sweet!  The theme you selected for your kitchen is awesome Smiley 

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« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2007 07:56:35 AM »

Oh I adored Ratatouille and your kitchen is awesome! I agree with everyone else - your MIL should make a business out of that!

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« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2007 07:11:54 PM »

So your disney store had all that cool Ratatouille stuff?

Yea Cheesy They had some really nice things, like a $60 cookie jar that was way out of my budget and a nice serving tray that I didn't buy because I didn't know how to display it. If your Disney store doesn't have anything, you should defiantly look online. Ratatouille For the Home

I definately have to say though - it looks like they are always getting new stuff, because when I looked at Disney online last month they had totally different Ratatouille kitchen items.

Also, sometimes you can find "unofficial" stuff on eBay.

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« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2007 05:40:32 PM »

Looking at the first pic I thought, oh yeah, thats "nice".  But when you see all the bits and pieces you've done, its awesome!

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« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2007 06:45:17 AM »

Amazing.  Your kitchen looks like a happy place to spend time in.  Great job on everything.  Your MIL is very talented as well.

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« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2007 07:28:12 AM »

That is so cute...
Did you see that the baking set & the mixing spoons are on sale in the outlet on line?? i just got the baking set for a gift for my niece ... going to make her a couple of  cook books for christmas to go with it... 


My best freind  FRIEND just bought a house & we are doing a Mickey Themed kitchen, I am going to suggest the pot holder rug to her.
« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2007 02:14:51 PM »

OMG!! That is sooooooooo cute!!!!!! Shocked
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2007 02:28:15 PM »

LeesaLove, thanks for that link! The baking set is only $3.99! Definitely checking that out Smiley

Thanks guys for all of the comments!!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2007 07:57:01 PM »

Now all you need is a little throw towel with remey on it. Im trying to do a rat. paris theme kitchen. Not working so well.

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« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2007 07:04:26 AM »

I have not seen the movie yet but your kitchen is cute.  Smiley  I like the pot holder rug and the colors you used.

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