Kitchen Decor

I finally got around to doing a few projects for the kitchen that I’ve had in the back of my mind or have been meaning to post for a while.  Our rental kitchen is old, outdated and just about as ugly as I can physically stomach.  So anything that temporarily takes my mind off of that is worth doing.

I purchased some vintage highway letters from Etsy seller SalvageNation last year in March.  (I really need to work on my turn around time of completing my projects.)  I simply used some craft paint on them to add some color to my windowsill.

The little owl was an ornament that I picked up on clearance from Target.  Just yanked the hook out.

I found a really cute crocheted pear at Daiso, the Japanese import store where I also purchased the paper lanterns for my daughters’ room. The have a lot of cute little curiosities in that store.  Some of the English translations on the packages are hilarious as well.

I used an Ikea Ribba frame (glass removed), some card stock, and fabric glue.

Cut card stock to size.

Apply glue along the edge of the pear then place in desired location.

While visiting Bellingham (two years ago) I found this giant plastic fork and spoon set at a thrift store.  I totally loved them and their somewhat kitschy vibe. 

I originally planned on spray painting them black, but after using the gray primer on them, I liked the way they looked.  I used strips of double stick tape and hung them above the kitchen window.

The above picture was taken November 2009 when I was supposed to blog about it.  The plants never had a chance, the green canisters are gone, my favorite little alligator soap dispenser remains.  My favorite rug is from Overstock when it was still bright and new.

I’ll be back soon with my new chairs. Yay!

Linking to: Made by You, Just Something I Whipped Up, Get Your Craft On, Blue Cricket Design, Sew Much Ado, Somewhat Simple, Tatertots&Jello.


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