Thursday, May 13, 2010
Welcome To My Kitchen!
It's been a while since I posted pictures of my Kitchen. I thought you might enjoy seeing the room in the House of Bliss where we spend most of our time. So grab a chair and have a seat while I show you around!
Would ya like a bottle o' water?? Ha! Who put that there??? Later it will magically turn into wine. Just like in the Bible.
AS you can see, it's not a huge Kitchen by any means. And it definitely does not have enough cabinet space! Waaaaaaa. (That's me whining). Hey, speaking of wine, did you take that water bottle?
Way back when I first started blogging I did a post about how Mr. Bliss and I recently remodeled our Kitchen on the teensiest of budgets. I'm talkin' teeny tiny! Our home is 11 years old and we remodeled last year. Our cabinets were an upgrade and I really liked them. Since they were in great shape we decided to keep them. We replaced the countertops with granite in Tropical Brown.
The walls are Ralph Lauren Devonshire Olive from Home Depot.
The floors are hardwood throughout the first floor, except in the Family Room. I love how it looks in the Kitchen, but it's a major pain to keep clean. The Shark is my new best friend.
Got the area rug on clearance from Lowes for $20. The splash of red was needed in this room. And the olive matches the wall color.
The original oven. I think Wilma Flintstone used it to cook brontosaurus burgers. Seriously, it's that old!
We got a neighbor to do the backsplash for us. It's a tumbled marble and it complements the granite really well.
The island is my favorite part of the Kitchen. It faces the Family Room so I can see my family and watch TV while I order pizza prepare meals :)
This tray I picked up at Marshalls a few months back and I just got the urn for $5 at a yardsale last weekend.
My all-time favorite Craig's List find - the Kitchen hutch.
Got it for $250 and I love it!!!! My Kitchen has an entire long wall with nothing on it. The way the house is configured there was no way to fit cabinets or counters here. Without a big piece of furniture like this hutch, it just looks way too bare. I use it for extra storage.
We'll save that for later.....
It's got that distressed look that I love so much.
Dishes are from Walmart. Glasses from Sam's Club.
More splashes of color.
A lampshade that I added some fabric and trim to.
I've got so many canisters in my kitchen. Like I said, I need the storage.
Brown jugs from Michael's, wooden pear from Home Goods.
A view into the Family Room. That's Amy's woobie on the floor.
On top of my fridge. See? More canisters!
A basket neatly stores some of my cookbooks.
The planter I won from a CSN giveaway recently.
The door to the right of the fridge leads to the Mud Room. The other door is in a small hallway that leads to the Dining Room. That is my pantry. The picture I got at a moving sale and it's one of my favorites in the house.
The photo doesn't do it justice because of the light. That's my Dining Room and the pantry on the left.
On the wall opposite the pantry hangs this huge DIY chalkboard.
My sink is in the corner and I love that I have a great view of my backyard while I let the dishes pile up in the sink wash the dishes.
Barley Twist Pedestal from Southern Living At Home, purchased at a yard sale last year for $5.
A niche next to my sliders. I got the wrought iron and wicker stand at a yard sale for $8.
I sometimes use it to store potatoes and onions.
I know, more canisters.
What's a Kitchen without a candle. Tray from Michael's, napkin holder from Marshalls, candle from a flea market for a quarter.
I hope you enjoyed your stay. Please come back again!