Monday, June 30, 2008

Dining Room & Kitchen

Well, I am starting to get frustrated with the unpacking. Seems no matter how much I do, there is still more to be put away. I just want all the boxes to disappear!

However, I do feel like I can finally show you pictures of my dining room and kitchen. You should be able to click on the pictures to see more detail.
This shelf has always been stained. I decided I needed a pop of color, so I spray painted it red. I like how it turned out.
Jars in the window sill....
Another view....
Each time we looked at a house I would have to see if there was a corner for my favorite cabinet. We looked at some that just wouldn't have had a place for it to fit. This dining room has a place that looks like my cabinet was built to fit right in. It is perfect!
This is a straight on view from the kitchen. See the window covering? I've already changed it. I now have an embroidered tea towel there instead of the red gingham tablecloth.
This little nook looks like it was made for a built-in hutch. That is what I would love to do with it someday. In the meantime, this will have to do. The dresser isn't the prettiest, but it is the right shade of green. It was my dad's when he was a boy. In my old house I used the old rake for towels in the bathroom. Now it is great for hanging my aprons.

The kitchen has some quirks - I think it must have been designed by a man. Ha! I'm not going to complain, though, because my old kitchen was tiny and closed in. This one isn't huge, by any means, but it is more open.
Someday I would really like to paint the cabinets. I think they would look good with a distressed white finish. And some handles and pulls. Someday....
Just keeping it real in this shot - dishes drying on the counter, etc. Hey, at least I washed them instead of taking the picture with a sink full of dirty dishes.
Here is one of the quirks. There is really no place to set my can of utensils by the stove. I have it shoved back in the corner, but it is still partly on the back burner. I figured it isn't very often that I use all the burners at once, so that will have to do.

So, that's the tour. Hope I didn't bore you with that. I'm pleased with how it is all coming together. Just wish it would come together a bit quicker!

1 comment:

Don and Dixie said...

Thanks for sharing your new kitchen and dining room. Looks like you got lots of decorating done last week. Just a box or two a day, and they will disappear sooner than you think. Just don't let it overwhelm you.