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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Refreshing the Kitchen for $35

I added a few new touches to the kitchen today.   I have continued with my cupcake theme..
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I already had a cupcake picture hung on the wall and cookbooks displayed in a vintage mail box... 
I love the way our kitchen is flooded with natural light...
I added a sweet cupcake box filled with new dish towels and coffee mugs...

I got the box at Tuesday Morning for $15.   It is a very sturdy box and had four coffee cups in it.... I bought the 2 pink doilies at a yard sale this past week end for $1.50

I put one of the coasters on an ease and added a cupcake oven mitt to the existing collection of vintage crocheted mitts...

I also bought a set of 4 ceramic coasters at Tuesday Morning for $7.   They have a pastel scene of cupcakes on them that match the cups. 




I bought a pack of 2 hand towels, a wash cloth, and an oven mitt a Walmart that I have scattered around the kitchen.



I added a couple of the coasters to the existing vignette beside the coffee pot..

I found this pink clock at an antique store over the week end for $1.50...

I already had this sweet tea towel...

and there are no new changes to the open cupboards...

I freshened up the kitchen for less than $35 by adding a few new touches to existing decor.

Til next time...

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40 comments:

  1. So cute with all the cupcakes! Love the bright light coming in and the colorful pink! Beautiful kitchen! Have a great week!

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  2. I love how your kitchen is so light an airy! I love the burner covers--are those just pan lids?

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    1. Yes Sandy, they are just plain enamel lids! I have a set of silver lids and also a set of china lids...they are all just odd lids that I have found at yard sales. Hugs, Penny

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  3. The theme is adorable! Love the use of enamel lids for burner covers. LOVEEEEE.............

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  4. Hi Penny,
    Love it, so light and fresh. Great stove burner cover idea and the strainer hanging light is too. I bet you enjoy this great space.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  5. Do you have a kitchen just because it came with the house or do you actually use it? LOL! Love it!

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    1. Hi Schookums! Yes, we use our kitchen all the time...if you notice, I never have anything on the island, and that is where we do most of our cooking.

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  6. Hi Penny! Oh, your kitchen is just so charming! I love that pretty chandy and your cupcake theme is darling! The little vignettes all around are so cute too. Now on your oven wall, do I see green paint? I love it. I have a very small kitchen and my wanna be island (it's really a peninsula) is painted a soft green like yours!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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    1. Yes Shelia, you do see green! I painted one section of the cabinets green just for fun! Hugs, Penny

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  7. Love how bright and big your kitchen is and the oh so pretty pops of color....You also take wonderful pictures, can I ask what kind of camera you use? Mine is getting a tiny bit tempermental...so I am on the prowl for a new one and I have always believed in word of mouth...

    XO,
    Christine

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    1. Hi Christine! I am also on the look out for a new camera! Mine is a Vivitar T324 (I think about 70-80 dollars) that I bought at Walmart many, many years ago! It is still a great little camera, but does not do well if the lighting is not perfect....that is one of the reasons that I take a lot of my pictures in the Kitchen...the lighting is great! Hugs, Penny

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  8. Darling vignettes. You are so blessed to have great natural light. I am loving your chandy! So gorgeous.

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  9. Stopping by from Monday Funday . It's my first time here. What a sweet kitchen (pun intended ;))! I love the colors. So girly, elegant, and fun. ~Rebekah @ weliveinspired

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  10. Your kitchen is pretty, warm and inviting with all the eye candy. Loving the cute cupcakes, dear Penny.
    FABBY

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  11. You have such a beautiful home. I love the flower knobs on your cupboards. Thanks for sharing at Fluster's Creative Muster Party.

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

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  12. Penny,
    I guess I missed this post.... LOVE all the beautiful touches in you Kitchen!! Everything is so pretty in pink!! Wish I had your amount of counter space. not for cooking, for decorating , of course!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  13. Penny, your kitchen is so beautiful! I love all the added touches -so cute! Don't you just love Tuesday Morning? All your vintage crocheted pieces look so pretty and I love love love your chandelier!

    Peace,
    Linda at The French Hens Nest

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  14. I love how your kitchen island counter shines! Your kitchen is beautiful.

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  15. Hi I am stopping by your blog from the Adorned From Above Wednesday Blog Hop. I would very much love it if you would stop by ours as well. We also have a great giveaway running with a winner to be announced in 8 days. Come on by and join up. We will also have a blog hop Friday.

    Blog: www.ashleychapmandesigns.com/blog

    Thanks so much!
    Ashley

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  16. Cute little touches! So shabby chic! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  17. Oh, how very sweet, Penny! Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

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  18. Hi Penny
    I'm co hosting Katherine's Corner Hop this week and came by to say Hello. Everything looks beautiful. I love the cupcakes.
    Best
    Angel @ sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com

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  19. Everything looks so pretty! I'm a new follower,
    Karee

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  20. Turned out beautifully! Thanks for sharing--

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  21. What a beautiful, happy place! I too love the pot lids over the burners.

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  22. You have a gorgeous kitchen! I just love your chandelier :)
    Jennelise

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  23. This is adorable! I've never thought of doing a kitchen cupcake theme-so cute!
    Visiting from Daisy Cottage Designs Linking Party!

    Kyrie
    http://cuteasabuttonboutique.blogspot.com/

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  26. All your cupcake stuff is too adorable!
    Jenna

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  27. Your kitchen is beautiful, Penny! I love the chandelier. I appreciate you sharing this at the Open House party.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  28. So very pretty! You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a Sunday Showcase button for your blog. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  29. So fun! Thanks so much for sharing at Give Me The Goods Monday!
    Jamie @Better With Age

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  30. Love your home and your kitchen! (I am a huge cupcake fan too!)

    My readers loved your thrifty ideas and suggestions. Your post was one of the most clicked last week! Check out your feature here: http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2013/06/best-mom-advice-6913/.

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  31. Your kitchen is so bright and full of charm!

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  32. Your kitchen looks beautiful!!! I love it!!

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  33. Darling just isn't the word! Absolutely darling!!!!!!!

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  34. So many charming places for your eyes to rest - what a beautiful kitchen! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  35. I love it! I'm a huge fan of bright, warm kitchens. I also love decorating with pastels--they make you feel happy. I think I have that same cupcake towel. LOL

    Following you on bloglovin'

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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