Wednesday, June 20, 2012

My Blissful Home: Kitchen Tour


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Alright lovelies! Happy Wednesday! I am excited to introduce another fun series here on Blissful and Domestic. Can you tell I have been planning a lot of series lately? Too many fun things and ideas that I just have to share! I love creating with and inspiring all you lovelies. You always give me such great ideas! In fact this series was born because of you. I love looking at all your blogs and I got to thinking one night, wouldn't it be fun if we could show off our cute crafty homes? I love seeing other homes and how they are decorated in a homemade way. It always gives me such great ideas. Whether you craft, thrift, whatever, if you have a crafty home and want to show it off, now you can! Send me an e-mail with Blissful Home Tour in the subject line. Show off your whole house or just a room or two. Take lots of pictures and feature the favorite parts of your house. I already have a few bloggers lined up. Those sweet ladies are working on their tours, so we can kick off this series in July. I would love to have you join the fun too!
So let me know!

For today though, I am going to be giving you a tour of my kitchen.
I have been working on it like a mad woman. I am still not done, but isn't that the story of my life. If I waited for it to be perfect I would never blog about bit, so I am giving you a tour of my favorite room in the house. This is where the culinary magic happens. Enjoy the pics and I will explain what we have done along the way. To see how this kitchen looked when we first moved into our house, go here. Tragic right? Yep this kitchen has come a long way in just one year.

Here it is:

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I love the kitchen. It is where I spend a big part of my day. I love to bake and make homemade goodness each day. I wanted my kitchen to reflect this. I wanted it to be user friendly. I love having all my kitchen goodies out there for all to see. Not only does it keep me organized, but constantly inspired to make and bake all kinds of goodies for that family of mine.

Also the flooring is my favorite! Hubby did it himself.
See how here and here.
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There were no cabinets when we moved in. Actually there was no kitchen. This is all hubby's doing. He built me the lower cabinets and I added the curtains to hide all the craziness below. My chevron fabric is from Stitich Stash Diva.  I did all the painting myself. Molding on top still needs to be added, but that is definitely a project down the road we will be saving up for.
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I also added a chalkboard wall. I so heart chalkboard paint. I can't get enough. It just screams homey goodness. I swear. Add it to your house and listen. It will totally scream it to you.

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I am still debating what to do on each side of the sink. Hubby could finish off the cabinets, but I kind of like the open feel. Not sure what to do to make it cute. Any suggestions?

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I made the kitchen towel with fabric from Stitch Stash Diva.

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I ran out of chalkboard paint, but soon I will be painting chalkboard labels on these canisters or I might use some chalkboard vinyl to make my canisters cute. Like these ones.

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My punch bowl, given as a wedding gift, doubles as a fruit bowl/bread holder

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Sweet flowers, given to me by my littles, look splendid in a mason jar. I love mason jars for decorating and organization. They are just always so fun!

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So there you have it. I am almost finished with the laundry area. It is right off of our kitchen. I have already done a full chalkboard wall. The littles and I have been coloring like crazy. I so love chalkboard paint! Did I mentione that already today? HeHe. When the laundry room is done I will be sure to share.

Want to share your own home tour?
Shoot me an e-mail with Blissful Home Tour in the subject line.
I would love to have you as a guest!

Have a great Hump Day!

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15 comments:

  1. i luv it all! esp. those open shelves. i want to have open shelves like that but hubster is adament that the top cabinets stay :( as far as the sides on the sink i would leave as is, i too like that airy feel and its nice to have a place for the trash can. if you jsut had to have some covering maybe some panels to match the ones on the other side of the room? and yes - it's never ending!

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  2. You have done such a great job creating a homey atmosphere! I love the colors - the uniqueness - well done!!

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  3. I am trying to email you about the home tours but I can't get it to work - can you help me out?

    my email is pamela196015@gmail.com
    I am wanting to do a guest home tour, if possible! thanks, Danielle~
    have a great day~

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  4. What a fun kitchen to cook in! :)

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  5. You are soooo creative. I love all your little touches.

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  6. I like the flow you have going in your kitchen. I love the open shelves for the dishes.

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  7. You have seriously done a fabulous job with your kitchen space! Glad I got to see it in person :) BTW how is Jason??

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  8. I, too, love open shelving, and you have it configured so nicely! And that floor - I'm hoping my hubby will want to do this someday...

    I would like to also enter your Home Tour/Show Off in July, but can't seem to find your email. Could you please reply to me?
    sweetpepperrose@gmail.com
    Thank You!
    JoAnn

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  9. Aw, your tea pots are precious and the floor is beautiful - way to go hubby! It does look like such a welcoming room to spend time in. :)

    Happy seeing beautiful!
    http://seeabeautifulworld.blogspot.com/

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  10. I especially like your fabric choice-- everything looks nice!
    I'm your newest follower.

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  11. It's really looking great! I love how functional you've made sure everything is, and that chalkboard wall is awesome. :)

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  12. Your kitchen rocks! I love that you guys bought a house for $30,000! So inspiring!! I'm following your blog and taking notes! -Rachael @ Frugal Faye

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  13. You have such a lovely kitchen now! You and your husband really did a good job.

    When you have a little wiggle room in your budget, look into getting an insulating wrap for your hot water tank. It will save on your utilities. Make sure that you have a way to seal it off, though (maybe another bedsheet to cover transformation?), as many have exposed fiberglass, which is not good for small children.

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  14. Just found your blog. You are such an inspiration. I wish everyone lived within their means.

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  15. Love the blog!

    Just wanted to float an idea-- instead of crown moulding, try using painters tape and white enamel paint. You can make it as wide as you like, and it's cheap.

    All you have to do is figure out how wide you'd like the "moulding" and mark it on a ruler or a paint stick --this worked best for me. Then, go around the ceiling with the ruler/stick and a pencil outlining the areas to be taped off, apply the tape, paint, wait for it to dry and ---Voila!!-- crown moulding for the price of a small can of paint and a roll or two of tape.

    The only thing you have to watch out for is when you peel it off there could be spots that aren't perfect--but those can be touched up with a tiny paint brush and some elbow grease.

    Good luck!

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