Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Kitchen Talk

Pretty things in the kitchen
 I'm obsessed with Kitchen stuff.
I go to sleep at night dreaming about 
how I want to redo my kitchen.  
I moved into my house almost 15 years ago.
When I moved in the kitchen was painted red and 
the backsplash was black and white tile.
I quickly painted the walls a cream color and later
covered the black tiles with white vinyl cut to fit.
That immediately made me like my kitchen. 
I hated those black tiles.
I quickly learned those black laminate counter tops would
dictate my decorating choices in here.
As far as laminate goes they could be much worse.
They look like dark soap stone.
But I soon realized nothing looked good on them except
white and silver and a little wood.
I have embraced them and enjoy having little vignettes.
A tray under a group of objects immediately elevates those items.
It makes for a much more pleasing arrangement.
 A few weeks ago I shared how I made a lamp for this room.
I love having little lamps on my counter top since I don't
have under cabinet lighting.
I was having a hard time finding small lamps so I made one.
But a couple of weeks ago I found this one at Hobby Lobby.
 It looked like this when I bought.
Of course I had to make it was too drab like that.
A little chalk paint and sanding and I had 
the perfect little lamp.
Now I am thinking I might need one more.
 These dark counters drive me mad. 
I wipe them down and instantly there are little white flecks
of this and that on them. 
They show everything.
So recently my Mom sold some land and she said
that money was going to go towards fixing up my house
and her's. She has been getting a lot of things done 
at her house. 
She told me to make a list.
Of course this has to be a reasonable list.
We can't go crazy.
I have areas on the brick outside that need to be repointed.
(new mortar put in)
That was priority one. Then the garage desperately needs
new garage doors and some other repairs.
But the floor in my kitchen is a disaster.
It's falling apart. It's a linoleum stick down tile
and it's just cracking up in little and small chunks.
So I will be getting a new floor.
Mom knows I have never liked these dark counters
and every time we are in open houses with white marble or 
quartz counters...I ooooh and ahhhhh.
So she said..."Plan on getting new counters too."
But if I get new counters...I want a new sink while doing it.
And a new faucet of course.
And new counter means I must have a new backsplash.
If I do floors - I eventually want a freestanding stove.
So that means changing the cabinets which would change the 
floor. So it would be a good idea to get a new stove now.
But I don't want a $700 stove. I want a $3,500 stove
or I'd rather not bother.
Remember this one?
 I also want new cabinet doors and to add moldings up to the ceiling.
A new dishwasher (cause the current one is black).
I could just cover the door with something till it eventually quits working.  
Anyway...I have no problem with letting my Mom get me a 
new floor and maybe a new counter top but the rest is just too
But all the little things arranged on the counter make me happy.
Perhaps all the big things will eventually happen a little at a time.
I usually don't like things in my house with sayings on them cause
I don't like anyone telling me what to do...especially a sign
in my house. 
But this little platter spoke to me because I so 
believe it's the simple things that make a life meaningful
and happy.

sharing at


Sonia said...

Love your kitchen accessories! How exciting to hear of your plans this year for your kitchen and yard. Seems there is always things to be done to our older homes. I've got a few bigger projects to do this year too. This weekend will finally warm up here! Can't wait!

CeCe said...

Make sure you DO put flooring everywhere you want it. You will be sorry if you really want a free standing stove. Get a dented one from the Sears dent store if you have to. You can always get the really expensive one down the road! Paint the outside of your dishwasher with chalk paint and put molding on it. You can do one thing at a time but getting the new sink if you change the counter tops is important. Ikea has very reasonable farm sinks!

Brenda Pruitt said...

I just redid my apartment countertops yesterday. The second time I've used GianiGranite products. This time I went for the $179.99 marble kit with epoxy. Except I didn't do the marble veining. The kitchen is small and I just wanted it bright and white. You might check out their products. The one I bought is the most expensive. The others I believe are all under $100. Cheap way to redo a kitchen.

Brenda Pruitt said...

By the way I just tried to subscribe to your blog but it said the page was missing. I get yours on Bloglovin though.

Julie B. said...

Sounds like you have some fun plans for your kitchen... and i love your countertop items! Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Turn About... Hope to see you each week!

Our Hopeful Home said...

I am SO with you on this! A few years ago I painted our kitchen cabinets white and then of course we needed a new refrigerator and then new bar stools and then . . . . you get the idea:) New floors and counters sound AMAZING! I'd be over the moon:) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen

KODO KODOK said...

Judi slot online terpercaya
Judi Online Uang Asli
judi poker uang asli

judi deposit uang asli
Judi Bola Terpercaya

Overhead Door League City said...

Your garage door is one of the biggest moving parts in your home or business. What's more, you need quality doors and gear, legitimate establishment, and expert assistance so as to guarantee your long haul security and comfort. At Garage Door Hinges, we're devoted to the absolute fulfillment of our clients. That is the reason we offer a far reaching scope of garage door parts and related items and administrations. We are cheerful of recommendations on the correct parts and financially savvy techniques to fix or supplant your door. Any inquiries you may have we will readily reply to assist you with settling on a choice.

herbalincensekush said...

Legit Online Drug Supplier Welcome legit online drugstore buy all your pills here, cocaine for sale online, buy ecstasy, amphetamine pills, crack, cocaine.

Link: Buy Cocaine online

Link: Buy Pure Grade Heroin online

Link: Buy Fentanyl online

Link: Buy GHB Powder online

Link: Buy Amphetamine Powder online

Link: Buy Marijuana online

Link: Buy Tapentadol Tablets online

Link: Cocaine Wholesale online

MagicalWorld said...

Thanks for what you have shared about the post here. This is one of the great information for me today. Have a nice day
Magical World EZ said...

The information you shared is wonderful to me, thank you and have a nice day
NBC sport
NFL Sport
Ronaldo 2020
southeast asia travel
Tasty Food
Travel to asia
weightloss 2020
Gamesbx 9

gamesbx9 said...

Great, thanks for sharing. Have a nice day
FiFa online 2020
Eating well
ESPN sport
Barcelona today
Food and Drink
New Food
Food network
Food com
Football New

Unknown said...

I have just read your blog and greatly appreciated your blog, thanks for share this content.
Check here
A funtastic read
Additional info
Get more info

hrroman said...

If you are stuck with your management assignment then in this case you can opt for our Doctoral Dissertation Help. we provide the bestassignment help online.We also provide Dissertation Help for students across the globe. for more information contact us +16692714848.

طراحی اپلیکیشن said...

Excellent items from you
طراحی اپلیکیشن موبایل

Unknown said...

I believe the kitchen is a very important part for a home and to decorate it can be a tough job. You can try DIY Luminara Flameless Candles to give it a vibrant feel.

Ava Dareen said...

Must Visit this Website they have awesome content for readers.