Something I've been meaning to share with all of you, my wonderful bloggy friends, is the state of my kitchen. But in order to tell you about it's current state, I have to give you a little background. When we bought our house, my kitchen was an outdated, dank, shit hole. The appliances were old (and not "cool" old, just old), the wall paper was awful, the cabinets were ugly and the counter tops don't match, which is something you may have caught a glimpse of in this picture from the previous post:Anyway, in the last two years, all the appliances have died and been replaced. Slowly, all the wall paper was ripped off.(Really slowly.......it took me a year. To say I wasn't motivated to work on this room of the house would be the understatement of the century.)
Then two weeks ago, Jay and I spent the better part of our Sunday painting the kitchen while listening to the soundtrack to The Sopranos. Now it is the lovely color you see in the above picture of the girl. Presently, we don't have the funds to do the complete kitchen overhaul we fantasize about, but the new color makes the room a bit more bearable and draws your eyes away from the mismatched counter tops.
I've been keeping my eyes open for red accessories to coordinate with the kitchen. I bought these cute salt and pepper shakers off of Etsy for only $3:
And I already owned a napkin holder that matches well:I got this years ago for 25 cents at Goodwill. I don't know what it means but I think it's quirky and fun. So if anyone speaks or reads whatever language that is, please enlighten me.
When we first moved into this house, the amount of work that needed to be done was massive and overwhelming. I couldn't imagine it ever looking like how I visioned. But little by little, and ever so slowly, it's getting there. There is still so much we want to do, but throughout the house are little pockets of pretty and if I go in them, squint my eyes, and use my imagination, I can see it all coming together. Beer helps too.