I may have intentionally held off on posting photos of the so-far kitchen. Because there are several things I want to finish. Like…
- Making and installing open shelves in between the windows. (Ryan is “searching” for his tile drill bit. And I’m lazy.)
- Putting up my chalkboard. (Which is still sitting in the basement. And I’m lazy.)
- Painting the back door – black? red? (I’m indecisive. And I’m lazy.)
- Getting things organized so I can show you how awesome the inside of the IKEA drawers and cabinets are. (But I’m lazy.)
I made very simple lined curtains with fabric I had on hand. I love them! Here they are closed. They are from Bliss in Bloom Scarlet by Bonnie and Camille for Moda. The fabric is a quilting cotton, but with the liner, they hang beautifully. Love the vintage look of the floral pattern.
The rugs are the Capel Willoughby Red/White Indoor / Outdoor rug purchased at Wayfair (which was actually CSN when I ordered the rugs). The rugs are really beautiful and clean up fabulously. I just vacuum them and they look like new. Which is important when you have lots of mud tracking in on paws and feet. You can also take them outside and rinse them, which I haven’t done yet. They are reversible. And they are USA-made! Score!
Here’s the other side, with the fridge. I didn’t even remove the junk on the side of the fridge. This is real life. (Do you spot Jenny’s cutie pie Carter? And the sunshine hoop art by Shannon?)
The key holder is so handy. It was a gift from our friends Jon and Ann for throwing them a shower, and is by Longaberger. I need to pick up the little baskets to put on the shelves. Since we don’t have a drop zone by the back door, this is a lifesaver.
I didn’t have enough of the window fabric for the back door, but I had this coordinating Scarlet Medallion fabric in the same Bliss line. And I like it.
I use a simple strip of fabric to tie the curtain back.
I just set my “life is short, eat dessert first” signs on top of the windows. (These are simply cabinet doors I bought from a local kitchen store – they were old display cabinets. I added the vinyl words.) And do you spot the bathroom towel ring mounted on the cabinet? This is genius. And something I originally found on Pinterest.
And let’s check out the progression of this room in the past year.