Friday, October 8, 2010

Show Us Your Life - Kitchens

I was reluctant to post my kitchen on Kelly's Korner blog this week.  It isn't fancy.  It needs some cosmetic work.  It seems like everything in it has started to break all at the same time.  But we've had so much fun here, cooking and dancing together, that I've decided to bite the bullet and show it anyway.

This is the view I see all the time from my computer.  We replaced the counter and back splash 10 years ago, but the counter is starting to show some wear.  I would love to replace it with butcher block.  I took a few of the doors off, but I still need to trim out the openings.  I am hoping to paint the cabinets this winter.  Maybe.  I've been saying that for a while now.  I'm leaning towards antique white on the top cabinets, dark red on the bottom.

This is the other side of the kitchen.  We replaced the microwave not too long ago, but we haven't gotten around to fixing the missing tiles underneath.  Oops.  I'll have to get right on that.

I love the Coke handles, but they were discontinued before we finished buying enough for the entire kitchen.  Some of the lower cabinets have blue and white ceramic handles that I picked up at Hobby Lobby.

Here is another one of my accidental collections.  I have no clue how it started, but I love them.  I would show you my cute little bargain table and stools, but I can only handle so much embarrassment for one day.  Which is why I am posting this picture last and then scooting out of here.

All adult beverages were consumed by people of legal age

I've been living with college students.  I thought it was bad when my kids were little.  This is my reality some mornings.  Help me.


  1. that is a wide collection!! oh my!!

  2. I like your collection of vintage things!

  3. Found your blog from Kelly's Korner. I love how perfect the magnets on your refrigerator are!

  4. i love your kitchen! those Coke handles are too cute!! my sister collects all things coke! I will have to show her this post! love your collection!

  5. What a fun kitchen! You left a comment asking where I got my plates - from Macy's from Tabletops unlimited the Tangier collection.

  6. Well, I like it and you have no reason to feel embarrassed, as far as I can tell! I, too, love magnets, so naturally I love that your fridge is nearly covered in them. I can't wait to see more of your home in the weeks to come.

  7. My kids have been known to turn each and every magnet on my fridge upside-down just to mess with me. Sigh.