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Friday, January 2, 2015

Kitchen Update

The cabinets in the kitchen are getting a fresh coat of paint  ( same color)   but it is sure taking more time than I thought it would to get them all painted!      I am also changing the vignettes on the counters and the window treatments.

I was at an estate sale a few weeks ago and purchased several white aprons.   It was a very large sale as the  home was over 10,000 square feet and completely full of the owners possessions.   The owners must have had several people on staff as there were tons of white aprons.    I thought the aprons would make a cute curtain over the sink in the kitchen.

I took down the dried rose and lace  "valance" that was over the window and also the rose swag that was hung above the window frame..    

I tied a fabric ribbon bow  to each apron pocket and tucked a little excelsior in the pocket.    

The cute black board easel on the counter came from Kirkland's.

I can use it so many a black can hold a wooden sign....or even  hold a pretty picture.   It's uses are only limited by your imagination!

I added some of the packing excelsior to a wire basket of white dishes.   Excelsior can be purchased at Joann's in the floral department.

At the far end of my vignette is a ceramic rooster that I have altered by painting his comb match my!  You can get enamel paint that looks like ceramic at any local craft store.

I am working my way around the kitchen.   I started at the far left by changing the window treatment on the large kitchen window.   I  hung dried roses on my white ladder  (they were in the "valance" over the sink).

  My head is full of ideas to freshen the kitchen,  so I will be back later to share my progress!


  1. Happy New Year to you! Your kitchen is so divine! I am so happy to visit. Have a great weekend!

  2. You go girl!! I do not have the energy to make the changes you do! Now if you lived next door...

  3. I love the aprons used as curtains. You amaze me Penny, hurry back with more.

  4. Your kitchen is just so pretty! I am amazed at how fast you complete your projects - I am still looking at poinsettias on my table, lights in the windows and five fully decorated trees! Looking forward to final reveal.

  5. Penny the changes are beautiful! I really love the white aprons as a curtain so fresh looking.
    Have a awesome weekend. Jo

  6. Hi Penny!!!

    You home is always so gorgeously beautiful!!!

    I love the window treatment using the aprons!!! What a great idea!!! Love the changes!!!

    Have a great week!!!


  7. Clever idea to use the aprons for the window!!! I love everything in your gorgeous kitchen

  8. I love your kitchen! Do you mind to say what brand and shade of paint you used for your cabinets and walls? Whites vary so much. Thanks,Another Penny!

  9. I can not get over those aprons being used as a curtain! How clever! I just love it. What a great expression of re-purposing. Also love the pink on your rooster!!!

  10. The white aprons add such a sweet touch! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...

  11. Oh I *love* the changes so far. The aprons are a darling idea! Can't wait to see what is next!! It really did freshen things up, didn't it :)

    Thanks for sharing on the Art of Home-Making Mondays Penny.

  12. What a beautiful kitchen.. The updates give it a fresh new feel!

  13. Hello there! I just wanted to let you know that this article will be featured on the Art of Home-Making Mondays this week :) Thank you so much for sharing with us!

  14. Hi, I'm visiting from The Art of Home-making Mondays. I like all the pretty touches you've use to brighten up your kitchen. You've got me to seaching for something to throw on my coffeemaker. Great idea. Love the "curtains", too.
    Have a great week!

  15. Lovely aprons. I need to drop by an Estate Sale :) Dropping by from Strangers and Pilgrims.


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