Thursday, April 16, 2009

I'm HOOKED on my new green kitchen!

I mentioned last month that it was time for a kitchen redo...new paint and new accessories, to be exact. I also gave a quick look at my new green kitchen in this post. Well, I thought it was time to bring you in a little closer and show you all the details. WEEEEEEE! It may never been this clean again, either -- GAAAAAAH!

I found this beautiful painted plate at a vineyard in Virginia when I took Sarah and Walter's engagement pics. It was beautiful and I knew it would tie the two rooms together so well that I had to hang it on the post separating them. I also did a little project that I learned about from The Nester. My Auntie Candy gave me an old butter knife that was my Great Grandmother's...I bought a cheap frame from Michael's, inserted a neat green and red damask print, glued the knife to the glass and tied a ribbon around it. Too cute, huh?!


I also found this funny spoon and fork...it was metallic, which I thought was too dark, so I grabbed my new BFF, spray paint, and turned them white to match the other new accessories. This little art piece was $5 on sale at JCP.


I also found these random towels at outlet stores (yeah for saving money!), and spray painted the paper towel holder, too!


I've never been one for collecting stuff, but I do have a collection of glass bottles! I placed them over the fridge so I wouldn't throw crap up there... Thoughts? Are they out of place now??? I'm undecided...


My brother and SIL gave me some undercabinet wine racks a few years back and they have since become one of my favorite things in the kitchen! They are a space-saving gem and if you need a FAST fix of wine, they're easily accessible! Oh wait, that doesn't happen to you??? Awkward.



I also need to anthropolgize for all these cute accessories from Anthropologie. I saw the nesting dolls on The Pioneer Woman's website and I couldn't refrain from buying a ton of little goodies. BUT, just about everything was on sale, including the ovenmit, and salt and pepper shakers (okay, really that was only half of the things I bought...not almost everything)!

Lastly, my dear friend Jennifer gave me a garden. Wait, whaaaa? I babysat for my friends one night who needed a date. I couldn't wait to play and snuggle with Jackson...but the little stinker slept the whole time! He's clearly a perfect child!!! Anyway, as a thank you, Jennifer and Sean sent me a blooming flower garden! In one week, it's already started to sprout flowers! Such a fun and neat surprise!!!

I'm having so much fun with my new green kitchen and have even added a new fabulous appliance -- a KITCHENAID MIXER, wooooo hooooooo! I absolutely CANNOT WAIT to use it. Do you have a favorite kitchen accessory or appliance? I'd love to know what you just can't live without!!!
Updated: I'm sharing this with my pals at Hooked on Fridays...Julia's blog, Hooked on Houses, is awesome, so be sure to check it out!


18 comments:

laurelstreet said...

Yay for a KitchenAid mixer!

One of my favorite kitchen gadgets is.... something I thought I would NEVER use, but use it all the time! A little electronic scale that coverts grams, pounds and ounces. You can set a bowl on it and 'zero' it out so you just weigh what you put in the bowl. Love it. Highly recommended.

AnNicole @ OurSuburbanCottage said...

I LOVE all of your accessories! I love how you mixed the towels (and how they match your blog...you clever girl you), and all of the Anthropologie stuff?...please, you're killing me. I love it!

Your kitchen looks like so much fun. Enjoy!

Emily@remodelingthislife said...

I love all of it! so pretty and cheerful! I almost went to Anthropologie today for a doormat I found online on sale. But I knew I'd get the doormat on sale and 30 other things so that I would spend too much money in the end. So I resisted and went to BBB and got a cheap doormat and will have to get my Anthropologie fix another day.

Brittany said...

I ♥ my KitchenAid mixer!

Your blog is adorable, and those glass bottles on your fridge are super cute! Your kitchen is beautiful. Nicely done!

Thanks for visiting me yesterday. Stop by anytime! :)

Katie @ makingthishome.com said...

Oooh how I love your kitchen. Green looks amazing there. I have the same measuring cups from Anthropologie--they're too cute! I like how they look with your green.
Katie

Stereos and Souffles said...

Love the green! My fav appliance is definitely my professional series KitchenAid stand mixer, love love love it.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

I love your new green, it all looks great!

Why S? said...

That's a lovely green you've chosen. And I love the fork and knife you've done. Very fresh idea for a kitchen classic.

I don't have a Kitchenaid mixer but I couldn't live without my toaster oven or my rice cooker. I live w/o a microwave so the other two are extra handy for heating up.

Lamp Tramp said...

Your new green kitchen is awesome, I love all your fun accessories!

Mrs. Petrie said...

I love all the details you added to make your kitchen look special. Beautiful!

newlyweds said...

Your kitchen looks beautiful love the color. Also so jealous of your anthropologie kitchen items, I also saw them on PW.

Oh and by far my favorite kitchen item is my kitchenaid mixer. I use it for everything- from guacamole to whipping cream! Enjoy!

RoRofusion said...

You have really nice style, I love your kitchen and the anthropologie stuff. I have some bottles on my fridge too but I seem to always be cleaning them or they get filmy and gucky. I would love to know if you have any tips on keeping them cleaner for longer.
-R
http://www.rorofusion.blogspot.com/

the BLAH BLAH BLAHger said...

Oh RoRofusion, you make me laugh! Cleaning the bottles, puh-lease, I haven't even given that a stitch of thought - HA! When I think of a plan, I'll be sure to share it, though!!!

Songbirdtiff said...

Beautiful! I had to laugh at your fork and spoon because it reminds me of the parents kitchen on Everybody Loves Raymond. :)

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Oh, you know how much I love GREEN! It looks lovely! Great job.

:-)

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

It's all so pretty! And what a great shade of green for a kitchen. Love it! :-)

Living With Lindsay said...

I love, love, love the green, JJ!

A Touch of Country said...

Love the glass jars on your fridge. Somewhere in blogland last week I saw someone made a lamp out of one. I think they put one of those cork lamp converters in the top and added a shade.

I love your kitchen!