I thought today would be a very appropriate day to catch you all up a few things that I've been working on lately. Some of it has been repurposing projects, some has been just shopping for a few kitchen treasures, some of it kitchen remodeling and some of it has been exciting new pieces of furniture that Jason has been working on for me! So today on Leslie's Watcha Workin' on Wednesday, I'll show you a few pictures. Please keep in mind that I've just been playing around with some of the purchases and where they sit is probably not where they will stay when I get everything in here and am able to buy more and rearrange.
First of all, here's the new curtains. I ended up buying the Park Designs Cinnamon Pattern. I am so glad I chose it. I really like the way these curtains coordinate with everything.
Here you can see the curtain closer to the red door. I didn't order a valance for the back door...only the bay windows....but now I'm wondering if I should order one for the back door.
What do you think? Do I need one or leave the door as is? Also the wreath that is on the door will probably be replaced with something else...this is what I have for now.
You can see here that the shades on the chandelier coordinate well with the curtains. I didn't know how this would fit in...but I think it will be fine...at least for now.
Here's a picture that shows the countertops against the cabinets and the new black knobs. And there's my redware platter from Wendy's giveaway that I won! Yay! I have it there for now....it may not stay in that exact spot, but it IS going in my kitchen! Actually I just sat a few things there on the counter to get an idea of what my prim items would look like on my countertops.....
This weekend, Jason made my shelf for above the bay window. We painted and antiqued it. I got a couple of shots of him putting it up. I love the red shelf up there too!
Sorry this picture turned out dark...but the shelf is done and up on the wall:
Now I get to fill it up with goodies....the fun part!
This is the tart warmer that I bought off of Ebay and the sweet home checkerboard that I bought from Kindra. I just love them both! It's all sitting on the telephone table that has always been here. This is the spot where my new cupboard will go.
Do you want a sneak peek of the cupboard that Jason is building me? Keep in mind it's still a work in progress.....but here it is! I have always loved the one that Linda has in her dining room and I showed Jason a picture of it on the computer awhile back and told him I love to have one of those for that spot....he got started on it this weekend! I'm so excited over this!
Then while he worked on that Saturday, I worked on a few pieces that I bought from Goodwill and the Flea Market. Do you remember the wooden birdhouse that I found and wanted to turn into the wall candle holder? Well I painted it black, primmed it a little and I plan to add a rusty nail with some grungy candles hanging from it, and rosehips in the bottom tray. That's the plan...but I'll show a picture when I finish! The bucket used to be silver with a rooster on the side. I just spray painted it black. I will be adding fall decor to it for now....
This was just an old beat up bread board that I picked up at the fleamarket. I painted and primmed it, and added the homespun bow and rusty star.
I also painted my paper towel holder black. Jason is cutting out a prim star for the top and I'll paint it and add it later (it will probably either be black or red glazed).
And the last thing to show you that we've worked on....is putting up the new punched tin switchplate covers that we ordered and got in from The Primitive Country Bug. It's amazing how such a small thing makes such a big difference.
And that's what I....(well, we)....have been up to lately! I wanted to wait until I had more to show you all on my kitchen, but so many of you have been so nice to ask about the kitchen that I decided to share the progress. I am always so impatient...wanting everything in place and all decorated first...but it's coming along!
Thanks for stopping by! :)