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Friday, June 8, 2012

SUYL-Kitchen Edition

We've lived in our house for almost 3 years....and until recently- there has barely been anything on our walls.  Aside from just being busy {and lazy}- I take a while to figure out what it is I really like.  I've been known, a time or 2, to do something or buy something...only to figure out shortly thereafter that it is not what I like.  ;)

So this is what I have come up with so far.  And I think I like it.  :)  
It adds color.  And color is what we needed to make this home feel a little more like home.

And we are now working on this gallery wall. (My very first gallery wall, and I even feel sorta silly even calling it a gallery wall.)
I'm still wanting to add a little something....maybe some scripture wall art in the upper-middle-left hand corner.  But I haven't quite decided what exactly yet.  It will come to me.  Eventually {hopefully in less than 3 more years!!}

About this gallery wall-

I'm using instagram pics to fill in the picture frame.

I love most of the phone photos I take...they're the little things...and I wanted to find some way to display them.  The kitchen made perfect sense since we spend so much time in there.  ;) {go here to see more about it if you'd like}

Handprint wall art: will write a post about it one day.  ;)  Just took an old picture frame that I had and a scrap of fabric.  Took some paint and did our handprints.  Was inspired by something I saw here.

And the DIY-Intersecting Wall Art painting.

I did finally put curtains up about a year ago.  I had been eyeing them from Pottery Barn for about 2 years.  And since after 2 years I still loved them....I got them.  Crazy, I know.  I knew that I wanted to have something sheer because I didn't want anything that would block out the natural light.  Still love them.

The view from our kitchen.  I would consider our kitchen partly open.  I have a pretty good view of the girls playing in our living room while cooking or cleaning...

The rest of our kitchen isn't too exciting....just the basics: sink, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, oven.  I honestly forgot to take a picture of it, but found these from right before we moved in.  I'm sure I have some more of the kitchen since then- but I don't much feel like perusing through 15,000+ pictures to find it.  ;)

Under this little bar area is where we display the girls' arts and crafts and such....

I got these wooden letters at Hobby Lobby for 50% off and had Geoff spray paint them for me with some paint we had leftover from this project.  When we have time- I want to hang them above the panty door...

And there you have it!  Our kitchen... so far!  ;)


Linking up with Kelly's Korner for her Show us Your Life: Kitchen series.


Meghan @ Crazy Casa K said...

I love the color in your eating creative ;)

House Of Aqua said...

I am in love with your table! I love anything turquoise or aqua! Your wall looks colorful and fantastic! :)

Karrie said...

Your table is a lovely color! I am loving the "gallery wall" definitely gives that pop of color you are looking for. Beautiful kitchen!

Viv said...

I think it looks great! I really do love the handprints, those are just priceless!

Shoshanah said...

I love the blue table! It just adds such a pop of color to the room.

And just letting you know, I'm stopping by from Kelly's Korner!

Its Me Again Margaret said...

Looks great. And your gallery wall is unique and I know that canvas took sometime to make!

Unknown said...

I love the color of your table and the gallery wall!! Adorable!!!

Brandie said...

Very cool kitchen! Thanks for sharing:)!

Amy said...

i love your turqoise table! i also like where you displayed kid artwork- we have a similar layout so i am stealing that idea! :-) amy

The Anthony Crew said...

I LOVE the handprint idea! I'm going to have to do something like that one day soon! Your kitchen wall looks great.. I love the bright green and yellow mixed with the turquoise table and chairs. :)

Natasha said...

I love your frame with Instagram pictures! Awesome!


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