corners of my home: kitchen

7 Apr

I’m excited to do the third post in a new series on my blog that will show you a bit of who I am and the things that are important to our family. Week 1, My front entryway can be found HERE and week 2, Harper’s nursery/bedroom can be found HERE. Each week, until I’ve completed the tour, I am going to take you on a tour of my home and show you some of my favorite corners. I would LOVE for you to do the same if you have a blog and post a link in the comments so we can (1) get to know each other, (2) see others’ creativity, (3) get decorating ideas!

I’m showing you my kitchen today. Disclaimer: our kitchen is a work still in progress. Of the major things, we still need to do a bead-board ceiling, new countertops and cabinets (or painted cabinets) and new flooring.

My favorite part of our kitchen.

Yes, we have two coffee makers in our home. We’re that obsessed. Well, okay, one is our normal coffeepot – the red one I had to have. Then we were given a pretty fantastic espresso machine by some great friends. Well, since hubs started using that baby, we have cut down our Starbucks consumption by at least half. Makes a mean latte. 

Love our backsplash that my dad did two years ago. Yes, we’ve been working on this room THAT long. Well, life with 3 kids gets away from you, ya know? Anyways, we hope to paint the cabinets – I think. What do you think? Thinking white with chrome hardware. Then we’d love a dark countertop with flecks of color. Something like that. Ha, under the countertop where this picture doesn’t show – there’s a trash compactor! Remember those? Not sure if it works, can’t bring myself to even open the door!

Opposite side of the kitchen sits our eat in area. We actually have our table to eat in the dining room and we use this area for the littles to have as an art area. The color of the walls carries throughout the kitchen except where there is backsplash.

The other side of the art area for the kids. They love coming in here and painting, coloring, cutting, etc. We usually have an easel that sits in here too, but it’s on the patio right now. I love encouraging creativity in my children and their friends. There are boxes that hold collage materials, paper, magazines, boxes and egg cartons and the such for recycling into art, stickers, notepads, and paint. The buckets hanging on the wall hold the markers, crayons, watercolor paints, colored pencils, etc. I love the kids can use whatever they want and whenever. We frequently hang art creations in the windows too.

This is my beautiful wine bottle light fixture my dad made me. I love it! What I don’t like in this picture is how from the kitchen sink, you see into the garage. Any ideas on window coverings for this window? I don’t want to look at a blank wall, but I don’t like seeing my messy garage either. The “clothesline” is for hanging plastic bags we wash to reuse. We also used to use it to dry bibs we washed.

So, you can see that this is a room that is still a work. I didn’t even show you my original to the house, 1970’s wall oven!! But it sure can bake some yummy brownies and cookies!

Okay, your turn! In the comments below, leave a link to your blog post highlighting a corner of your house! You could even describe it in the comments if you don’t have a blog or take pictures.

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6 Responses to “corners of my home: kitchen”

  1. Ruth@GraceLaced April 8, 2011 at 9:55 am #

    Hi Michelle, it’s good to visit you over at your blog. Your kids are adorable! 🙂 I have several ideas for your window–1) a bamboo shade, 2) a tapestry of some kind, 3) handpainted canvas art by the kids? 4) etch the glass of the window so you can’t actually see into the garage…

    Just a few ideas. Hope you have a blessed weekend…time with family and time at worship!

    • chellejd April 8, 2011 at 11:15 am #

      Ooh! Those are some great ideas! Thank you! 🙂 I think I may look into the bamboo shade or the painted canvas.
      Hope you have a wonderful weekend too!

  2. Jami April 13, 2011 at 2:57 pm #

    I’m in love with the craft area, beautiful! This is such a great idea! Maybe I’ll join you in, although I’m in the middle of a little construction right now.

  3. Amy April 13, 2011 at 10:08 pm #

    Michelle, it is so fun to see your family’s creativity blossom on your blog–from your dad’s lighting fixture to your eye for design to your kids’ art area! I love all the paint choices you have made and think that the white cabinets and a dark countertop are also a good plan. The white cabinets and backsplash will provide a clean, airy feel while the dark counters will break up the potential monotony of an all white kitchen, plus hide stains! Right now I’m renting a townhome with an all white kitchen and constantly chuckle at the thought of someone intentionally choosing white countertops. They can be absolutely gorgeous but completely impractical, especially if you cook the way I do and eat as many berries as I do! 🙂

    • chellejd April 14, 2011 at 8:00 am #

      Amy, thanks so much! I am with you on the dark counters, white cabinets. Now I just need a helper elf to help get it done! I so agree with you about white countertops, between berries, kids, and wine – I think I’d stain them horribly!

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