When we purchased our home, I absolutely adored becoming acquainted with the vintage, yet updated, nooks and crannies of our beloved 1930’s bungalow. Instantly, one of my favorite rooms was the kitchen. Heart of the home…access to outdoors for grilling…vastly spacious for the age of the house…what was not to like?
After a few weeks living in our new space, I began to realize something was missing in the kitchen…seating. We have a formal dining room and tend to eat on the couch while watching TV, but with the kitchen being the heart of the home, it ended up becoming the main room of congregation. As avid hosts, accompanied with Brandon’s love for cooking, I slowly realized the need for a place to sit your bum, prop up your feet, and take the responsibility of sue chef while having a glass of wine or chatting with visitors. Continue reading “Saddle Stool Makeover – Seating in the Kitchen”→
Over the past 10ish years, chalkboards have become immensely popular. It seems they morphed from existing only in classrooms to being beautifully framed as art or even painted on walls in homes and restaurants. My fascination with them began when B and I purchased our home, as a large chalkboard was painted on a wall in our kitchen. After B proposed, my interest persisted to flourish with the chalkboard possibilities embedded in wedding planning.
Being an extreme wine lover, I always have quite the cork collection on hand. My mother accumulated quite a number of corks when I was growing up, using them in a ginormous wine glass as decoration or just keeping them for a rainy day project. As such, I began cork crafting even before my true love of wine legitimately developed.
Today, I collect corks (both wine and champagne/prosecco) in the cutest wine bottle-shaped iron basket on our kitchen counter (it was a gift from my “2nd mother,” my best friend Christina’s mom). Once that gets full…like once a week 😉 … I dump them in a large monogrammed bucket in the dining room that is cute enough for decoration, but can also be used as an ice bucket to hold bottles for parties, among other things.
As part of my husband’s birthday present (see post here), I wanted to create something personal representing his forte in “fur-parenting.” At the moment, we do not have any human children, but consider our animals our babies. This was a (somewhat) easy and budget friendly project that not only fulfilled that portion of the gift I was looking for, but also became a personal design feature in our home that we can treasure for years to come. Continue reading “Framed Animal Paw Prints”→