Thursday, September 17, 2009

Fun Stuff for Mom's kitchen

Hello my friends! Today I thought I would show you some of the "Fun Stuff" for my mom's renovated kitchen. I've been combing the thrift stores for little items that would bring a bright touch to her little kitchen and I'm excited to see it all come together. We are leaving tomorrow to go for several days of work. We have a new laminate floor to put down over the old asphalt tiles. Plan to install beadboard paneling about 3/4ths up the wall. We will turn the fridge and add a new cabinet beside it. Paint the walls, (not sure if this part will happen this trip, but I'm hoping that we can. There is wallpaper to remove. Then lastly we hope to built in a banquette for seating. I think we'll be using a different table that will fit the size better. I'm sooooo anxious to show that finished result!! but I have to be patient, so here is some of the fun stuff I have collected to pretty it up.
I found the bread box at the thrift store and painted it a fun limey green. The 2 white cannisters came from the Goodwill and I got them for $3.00. The 4 perfectly matching blue coffee mugs will go great with the new wall color-- a dusty greenish blue. The striped fabric will cover the cushions for the bench seat. I found the yellow goblet and the soap dispenser at the goodwill also. each was .75. The striped placemats are from Pier I and I had to pay full price for them, but they were still a good price at $2.00 each. I found the "There's no place like home" sign at Hob Lobby on half-price and also the 3 little pictures which have all the colors we are using.

Striped fabric perfect colors was from Joanns at 60% off.

This floral will be used to make a window topper of some sort. Not sure yet just what style it will be. The color scheme is cream, the greenish blue color "Frozen Pond" Behr primer and paint in one , Yeah!! and the depression glass light green with touches of yellow. I think it will be so cheerful for her. She has needed this update a very long time. I just hope she likes it! So that's what I've been up to painting cabinets and such and redoing my thrift store finds. Oh also I am working hard at becoming a Medical Transcriptionist. It's been hard, but I think I'm making progress. I am taking an online course and when finished I hope to be able to work from home--my favorite place to be. Hope you all have a good weekend. I'll have more pictures when we get back. Thank you all for your kind comments. They mean so much to me. I enjoy all your blogs so much and hope to have more time to visit you all soon. I think I am figuring out more about blogging little by little. I send you blessings for home and family. Linda


  1. What wonderful and classy finds!!!!! Her kitchen is going to look just beautiful!

  2. What a gorgeous assortment of accessories and fabrics. The color scheme sounds just fabulous. I can't wait to see the finished kitchen. I know it will be beautiful. God Bless you also for helping your mom so much, what a blessing you are to her. Hugs, Marty

  3. Lucky Mom! These are wonderful colors & items ... dying to see the finished kitchen.
    TTFN ~Marydon

  4. I am anxious to see it all together! What lovely colors...

  5. Wow, how beautiful everything is Linda!! I'm sure your Mom will be so happy! Looking forward to the photos!
    Thank you so much for leaving your lovely comment on my blog! It is so nice to meet you!
    I’m so glad you stopped by and entered in my giveaway, Good Luck!
    Hugs, Carol Anne