Welcome to the Jedi Craft Girl blog! I am entering this post in the Creating with the Stars contest from East Coast Creative. It's such an exciting contest and there are so many amazing applicants!!
I have lived in my Southern California tract home built in 1989 for the past 9 years. When we moved in I painted my kitchen red - Tomato Red to be exact. Lots of things change in nearly a decade and the kitchen had to go. Unfortunately, living in California is not cheap and neither are renovations. It was left to me, my paint brush, and thrifty mind to fix this place up.
This is the after. Ahhhhhh... just a sigh of happiness when I look at this photo!
It's amazing how big the kitchen feels now just by changing the colors.
For the pantry doors, I applied paintable textured wallpaper to the insets and painted them red then aqua. A light sanding and you can see how the red shows through the detail of the wallpaper - love it!!! (Click Here for the full details of that project)
I found this kitchen table on Craig's List for $25. Whoo Hoo! It was honey oak. I did a chalk paint treatment in white (click here for those details). The chairs were given to me by a friend. Four cans of spray paint in four different colors = HAPPY!!
Next up, a rolling cart I found on the side of the road. I wheeled it home a half mile while on a walk. Several coats of paint, distress, electric sander to the top and some custom mixed stain and now I have the perfect place for my Pyrex collection!
I love my big kitchen window. I found this vintage looking fabric and sewed a pleated curtain with red pom-pom trim. I nail-gunned it to a board then to the ceiling. It gives it the perfect airy look. I hung the custom hook board above and now I can display my vintage Strawberry mugs.
Sometimes I think my kitchen is too cheerful and colorful - like there should be a birthday party going on everyday in there! But then I think - "What could be better!!"