Hi there! I am calling this my summer sweet kitchen tour. You know why? Because I found some sweet and pretty kitchen valances…FINALLY!I have had the free burlap kitchen valances up for years now. Just waiting to find the right valances to replace them took about 3 years. We recently had our kitchen area painted to a lighter brighter shade of Navajo white by Benjamin Moore. I also had to take down those vinyl bird stencils I had above the windows. I swear, sometimes I shake my head and ask myself “what the heck was I thinking”? I seem to do that often, even with haircuts and outfits I have worn in the past. I think whatever I feel like for the day is what I do. But then I look back and realize I must not have been feeling too well HA!
My little window basket herb garden is doing very well. I took it outside for the moment to water. I have pinched a few herbs here and there in the past week. This is what the window area looked like back a month or so ago. Spring kitchen decor.
Amazing what a a little paint and new valances can do to perk it up. Heading in the eat in kitchen area.
There have been quite a few projects and changes around here lately. Like this new light from Restoration hardware. I was fortunate enough to sell my other one. I got a great price for it too considering I had it up for 9 years. Between the selling of the old one, and Restoration hardware actually taking a few bucks off for some problems Mike had along the way installing it. The new fixture wound up costing us about $200.00 total. If you look it up, you will see it is quite expensive and probably one of those splurges we will not make again for a very long time.
Not to mention, my husband is totally over projects this past month. He works a full time job of course, and then comes home and I ask him to help me with things. He is just dead tired and I promised it won’t be a while until I ask him again.
Remember he just did the new tobacco barn pantry door for me a few weeks ago as well.
Roosters and sunflowers remain the same. So sweet, one of my readers recently told me she now collects roosters too! I said collector beware, you will have a flock of them soon. You can check out my Archive of Rooster ideas.
Cute little shelf rooster that my friend gifted me a set for my Birthday. I believe she said she found them at Cracker Barrel.
Back in the winter I did find some new counter stools as well.
I really wanted something with a back to them. I actually sit at the counter now with my laptop and get a lot of work accomplished down here instead of being by myself upstairs. I get to mix and mingle with the family more. Not they they really pay no mind to me much anyhow. Between the three of them they always have on a show of interest and dare I say a word to interrupt or they miss the next great place to eat on the food network.
That concludes…. for now my Summer sweet kitchen tour. At least the part that is tidy and clean.
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