Sunday, August 15, 2010

Paint Your Wagon, Um, I Mean 'Kitchen'

Hello, Dear Ones! Well, I'm going to show you a little change to my tiny kitchen today that I started last October!! I wanted to change the color of my walls from red to soft yellow so I'll be showing you my kitchen walls and also lead you on a little tour of the both the kitchen and breakfast room. Now I must warn you ~ picture overload!! I got lots of 'em so get ready! But I do give you permissin to leave but I hope you'll stay awhile! :)

Here we go...


I climbed up my little ladder just for you to take this snap!! And guess what? I didn't get any 'wall' in it! :)


I wanted to show you a few befores. These photos were taken at night so they're a little dark.

I have loved my red walls but after about seven years it was time for a change! Yes ma'am!

Here's a before and after ~ walking from the breakfast room into the kitchen.


Ta Dah! The lights have been turned on now! The yellow color is so much softer than it shows here. The sun was shining so brightly outside it looks a little glowy in here!


Since Mr. Precious retired in January, he's been helping me paint. We repainted the cabinets too. They looked white before but they were really a creamy color and when I repainted the walls yellow the cabinets screamed, "We look so nasty!" And they did!! :)


Notice anything here? I don't have an island but a tiny little peninsula and I wanted to paint it a different color! I did and the color of choice was a pretty soft green!!



Here's the cooking side! I'm loving it!


I showed you my little tea towels that I made for the Rooster Party a few weeks back ~ the bottom ones! But what I'm really showing you here are the little rods. I knew I wanted a couple of rods to hang some little towels on. Everywhere I looked the rods were too big and would have stuck out too much that my tiny fridge door would be knocking them off every time I went to pour myself a glass of diet Cherry Dr. Pepper! I was getting so upset! I took a deep breath and went to Ikea! Guess what I found? Rods? No no Nannette! Cabinet hardware! Yep, that's what these two little rods are - those slinky dinky moderny looking cabinet hardware that hang on the sleek modern kitchens that are totally not my style. They were absolutely perfect, only a little over two inches deep! But they were shiny silver! No no Nannette, I couldn't have this! That wouldn't work. So I took them outside and spray painted the socks off of them and now they sing my praises!! I love them! I know, I do get excited!! :)

Here we're looking toward my double ovens and pantry! I keep saying I'll show you my little pantry some day ~ it's really neat and you'd be surprised at how big it is inside, or rather how much it will hold! Anyway, you can see the little red plates I hung high upon the wall.


Wanted to bring you back to the sink side a minute to show you something. Now our house is olden, 1970 olden to be exact! And this kitchen has some olden amenities! Ha! If you can call them that! Bothermenities is more like it!

We do have a wonderful lazy Susan here under the cabinet! No no, Nannette, we didn't paint inside the cabinets. I guess we should have and the contact paper is what I put on over 13 years ago. Still is in good shape so it stays! As you can see, I poke dishes down here among other things!:)


Oh, Mr. Precious better eat his bananas before they turn to mush!! Sweet little platter and bowl is always filled with some kind of fruit. Now that's a sweet thing but it's not the real reason this little platter and bowl sits here. This is why...

...a very olden doomajiggy! The was the base for a mixer and blender. Just pop the appropriate one down and whrrrrr away! We were even gifted the appliances to pop on here when we bought our home. I played with it a couple times and then got rid of those big old bulky things. But we're left with this eye sore!! Bothermenities!! 1970s bothermenities!! I beg your pardon, I never promised you a beautiful modern kitchen or was that a rose garden! :) You know me and songs!


Very olden bread box made by a friend with whom I played with in my neighborhood when I was a little girl. I've had this since the 70s. It stayed wood stained for years and then I spray painted it and sponged on some little leaves and flowers. I probably should do something else to it, but for now it'll stay sponged!


Oh, I'm so good! I saved Mr. Precious lots of money by spray painting the olden knobs! I think they look just fine! Now the hinges were another story. As I said ~ olden house ~ and the hinges had been painted over and over so many times they were not coming off. So they stayed!! Just painted right over them like they weren't even there.


See this? There was hardware here and above the lazy Susan door that did nothing but aggravate me ~ more bothermenities! So I took them all off and found these cute little wooden medallions. I painted them the same color as the mini island (peninsula) and now I'm happy! I know, we need to touch up some places. I've already chipped some doors and drawers!! Shh...don't tell Mr. Precious. Very olden doors with little paint drips and oldeness all over them.


Kept my same little curtain that I had before. I love this fabric and added a little band of plaid that's the same as my chair seat bottoms in the breakfast room. Got my red Rooster clock above and sink along with a couple of Rooster plates found at Marshalls! Love that place! Oh, and Roosters abound in my window on those little glass shelves. Love the yard birds too! ;)

See the little corner cabinet door to the left of the dishwasher? Well, I'm not going to open it to show you, but it holds platters, cookie sheets and muffin pans. It has dividers and works well. Didn't paint the inside of it either! My so bad!!! :)


Here we are peeping into the dining room.

Peeping into the kitchen from the dining room! :)


This is the breakfast room and you've seen it many times. I love my tiny little breakfast room! That tiny little hutch brings me such joyness! It's my favorite toy and I'm always changing out the contents! Playing is fun ~ even when you're as olden as me! This is where I started painting last year! :)


I had bought some new fabric to make new little curtains. Excitement was welling up inside me! I made one set, hung them up and just hated them! So, I went back to my olden curtains. I think they look fine with the yellow, don't you? I just love this fabric. The reason these little blinds are always closed ~ the sunporch is behind the middle one and the left hand side one. The right window actually looks out to the driveway but it's covered, so no light!

Peeping from the breakfast room into the kitchen. The little louvered swinging doors lead to the laundry room.

Peeping from the breakfast room into the dining room.


You've seen this desk area before too! I blogged about it here if you're interested.


Even little Chloe Dawn has her special little spot in here. She's usually a very neat little diner but I see little crumbs of doggy food on the floor. I'll have to tell her to grab the broom and dust pan!


There you have it, Dear Ones. My tiny little kitchen repainted!!

I'm joining our Dear Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
Our Dear Sally at Smiling Sally for Blue Monday
Our Dear Cielo at The House in the Roses for Show Your Cottage Monday
and
Our Dear Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tablescape Tuesday


Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Paint Your Wagon

Gold
Gold
Gold
Gold
Gold
Gold!
Gold!!

Gotta dream boy
Gotta song
Paint your wagon
And come along

Where am I goin'?
I don't know
Where am I headin'?
I ain't certain
All I know
Is I am on my way

When will I be there?
I don't know
When will I get there?
I ain't certain
All that I know
Is I am on my way

Gotta dream boy
Gotta song
Paint your wagon

Gotta dream boy
Gotta song
Paint your wagon
And come along

Where am I goin'?
I don't know
When will I be there?
I ain't certain
What will I get?
I ain't equipped to say

But who gives a damn?
Who gives a damn?
Who gives a damn?
We're on our way

When am I goin'?
I don't know
Where am I headin'?
I ain't certain
All that I know
Is I am on my way

When will I be there?
I don't know
When will I get there?
I ain't certain
All that I know
Is I am on my way

Gotta dream boy
Gotta song
Paint your wagon
And come along

Where are we goin'?
I don't know
When will we be there?
I ain't certain
What will we get?
I ain't equipped to say
But who gives a damn?
Who gives a damn?
We're on our way!
~ sung by Clint Eastwood and Lee Marvin