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Oh How Pinteresting: Kitchen Edition

01 February 2012

While we have spun together some warm and coziness for almost all of the other rooms in our home, the kitchen has been in need of some TLC for a while now. We are in the unfortunate holding pattern of the need for some big work - namely new counters and backsplash. I think it's a good deal that we love the current cabinets and tile, but countertops and backsplash tile aren't free so (impatiently) wait we will.

Also, it is a tiny little thing. Those walk in pantries that one might find in a suburban love nest? Not here. More like an octagon shaped cabinet with three shelves. Not a lot of room for two hungries who like to buy in bulk and eat at home. Our beloved food co-op has brought us much joy and also a few logistics issues. Namely where are we going to put all this stuff? Bless you, Pinterest, for this marvelous idea of putting wrought iron baskets on a kitchen wall to get potatoes off of my 1.5 sq ft of counter space.

Pinterest's version:


Our final product:


Poor kitchen also needed a little pizzaz. It's been a long time since I've been on the crafty wagon but there was something about these letters that I just loved when I saw them on Pinterest. When I met Markus in college I wanted to own a pie shop one day. Something about these letters made me feel like if I had them, my kitchen would be my own little diner. After our day date last weekend, we rented a movie and Little Child and I were craft buddies. These were so easy and fun to make! The only trouble I ran into was towards the end of Father of the Bride Part II, the babies are born and I started uncontrollably sobbing with commercial-strength glue all over my hands. Thank you, Markus, for being completely grossed out about letting me wipe my nose all over your shirt!

Pinterest's version:

Our final product:





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10 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh how fun! Those baskets are so cool!! I would love to have those in my kitchen.

    Have a great Wednesday girl!

    xoxo,
    Cher
    http://www.naptimeisthenewhappyhour.com

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  2. Love how your kitchen turned out! Looks great!

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  3. Ooh that's so fun! I love both of those ideas.

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  4. My first pinterest entry with you gals - YAY!

    I also have a kitchen edition too! Mostly about layouts ;)

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  5. I am loving the "eat"!!! So so so so cute! And the baskets are fantastic! I too do not have a nice pantry.. boo! Those baskets are the way to go! XO

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  6. Love how you made these your own. I think your baskets look better! Love the EAT. Super cute! New follower! Found you through the link up.

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  7. Love the baskets on the wall idea! We have little counter space, too so that would be great for us!

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  8. oh my gosh your ideas are too cute. i love the wall hanging basket what a great idea and the penny EAT letter so fun

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  9. LOVE both of your pinterest inspired projects! They turned out great!!

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  10. Love them both - very creative :)

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