Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Here's the old look. I made these green curtains in 2013. I was really into green and and it's still one of my favorite colors. But I needed a change.
When I found this fabric, I knew it would be ideal. It has green, but it also has blue. Perfect! I could keep some of my green decor, but also introduce a new color with the blue. It's hard to see the curtain, but if you look above the window, I used the same fabric on the display. I love the flowery design and the color combo.
I recovered the decor above the window with some leftover fabric and hot glue.
For the flower piece above the window, I used a garbage sack to cover the base, then spray painted the flower a darker turquoise. Once it was dry, I painted over it lightly with a paintbrush using lighter blue paint. I was sure not to paint in the grooves. This gave it a bit of a two-tone look.
Those of you who have been around the blog since the beginning, might remember when I made this spice rack.
One of the things I love about making things for myself, is that I can customize it to fit my space and my style. The spice rack fit perfectly in the space, but I decided that it needed a back and some color. I quickly nailed a piece of beadboard to the back and gave it a new look with paint, using the same two-tone method I used with the flower above. I also added the word "spices" to the middle shelf. I cut out the letters with vinyl, placed them on after the darker blue, then painted right over the top of the letters with the light blue. Once dry, I simply peeled off the vinyl. I adore this new look.
measuring spoon rack here.
The office area of the kitchen also got updated. I added some fresh paint to the mail holder. And wrapped my pencil cans with the coordinating fabric. I made a new curtain under the drawer to hide all my junk :)
I redid my memo board with the new fabric and paint as well. You can see a my original tutorial for the memo board here. I used the same process, just different fabric/ribbon.
I really am loving my "new" kitchen. It's sometimes the little things that make us feel at home. Some new curtains and some repainted items make it feel like a whole new space.