As mentioned, we are redoing the kitchen a bit. Nothing fancy or costly, just new paint and a few matching, inexpensive accessories.
One thing that I'm totally loving, is this pantry curtain that I made:
Keep in mind, I'm using the term "made" in the loosest possible sense, as this is nothing more than two yards of fabric hemmed on three sides with a pocket at the top for a curtain rod. I'm sure a craftier person could do a better, fancier job. But as I see it, if someone is coming to my house inspecting my pantry curtains for flaws, they are probably assholes and should not have been invited to my home in the first place.
Getting back to the pantry.........Previously there was a cheap, plastic door there that was doing nothing for me. A curtain was much less expensive than a whole new door, plus I love the homey feel it gives the kitchen. Also, I think the fabric is just out of this world.It's so kitschy and for some reason, it makes me think of John Waters. In case you're wondering, it's Alexander Henry's In the Kitchen and I bought it at the Aliyah's Hope Chest Etsy shop. (I just checked her shop and it appears she's all out of it, but I did spot some snazzy IKEA fabric.)
While in my lovely kitchen today, I made another recipe from Apples for Jam. I really cannot say enough great things about this book. This morning's dish was White Loaf with honey, butter, and pecans. It's basically just a loaf of bread with a sticky, gooey topping. And it's amazing. I had taken pictures, but because I have no natural light in my kitchen, everything has a strange, yellowish glow. My kitchen photos tend to look nothing like reality and don't do the food any justice, so you'll just have to take my word on this one.
As a final note, I wanted to thank you all for your comments on Monday's post. I had no idea so many of you currently have (or had at one time) ugly kitchens. We should form a club.