The kitchen is the heart of a home and if that's true, I say my kitchen had a heart murmur!
It has ample cabinet space, stainless appliances, dark cherry cabinets, and all the necessary pieces--- it gets the job done, but it's always been just a little off. It's the one room in the house that's never really fit in with the rest. I didn't know how to add some pizzaz without adding clutter. I need lots of counter space for baking, baby food making, and let's face it, the dirty dishes.
After blog surfing and daydreaming about redecorating, I was inspired to make an EAT sign that would hang on the one wall that I actually like in the kitchen. The trouble is that the one pretty wall in the kitchen is tucked behind the pantry and out of sight. Here's a picture of it...
Even though I wasn't very inspired by my kitchen, I decided to make the EAT sign anyway. I think they turned out perfectly!
Once I made the letters (and was very pleased with my coordinating papers), I realized the kitchen needed more than a little refreshing. It needed a big change! We are renters so there's no painting, staining, remodeling, or replacing---just redecorating.
First, I tried taking everything off the counter top. But, it just looked bare. And the outlets and switch plates were taunting me--- Why are there so many on that one little wall?!?
I looked past the switch plates and inspiration hit! Here's what I did....
Here's a close up of the menu planner. It's just scrapbook paper that I printed the days of the week on and covered in vinyl so it could be easily erased.
Now, I'm so excited to walk into the kitchen. I love that it looks like a nicely decorated kitchen, instead of just being a room where we keep the food.
What do you think?