So, I finally finished the last project to go in my kitchen. I'd love to do permanent things, but I rent, making it a little difficult.
Here's the dining area.
To start things off, I rescued these chairs and table from a life of basement dust in the old place I was renting. If the vinyl wasn't cracked and the paint wasn't chipping, I totally would have just cleaned them up. Alas, not meant to be. Instead, I sanded and spray painted. The fabric is from an Ikea table cloth (which I also was able to use for the curtains).
Next - pictures. I really really want to give credit to whomever gave me this inspiration, but I unfortunately don't know who it was. I saw something similar on a flyer for this craft show in Ohio - Tiny Canary. I looked for the artist, but couldn't figure it out. So whoever you are - thanks for the inspiration! I did the states in different color and sizes of dots in Illustrator and there's 6 total. The seventh one is in the bathroom (Michigan) and I thought it was pretty appropriate considering Michigan's economy is in the toilet (no offense to you Michiganders out there! I still call it home!).
I had enough fabric leftover to make a nice apron to go with the decor:
I was able to use up my wine corks for a good cork board - located to display recipe cards for cooking. Too bad I haven't made any of the three recipes posted:
Magnets - I picked up a sheet of scrapbooking paper, decorative glass pieces and magnets. I think I just used tacky glue for the paper and a hot glue gun for the magnets.
And last, but not least, my rug. It's the Circle Motif pattern from the Crochet Me book. I stayed pretty true to the pattern and used cheap Red Heart acrylic yarn. It's a very welcome addition since there is a vent underneath the cabinet that directs air right to that spot:
Thanks for looking! Any comments/questions/feedback/etc. is appreciated!