Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Kitchen: Phase 2-ish

Hey there! Thought I would share some progress photos of the kitchen during Phase 2....ish. I say "ish" because the bead board back-splash isn't attached and properly trimmed. But, I've been painting the corbels that will go under the cabinets once that is in place.

I've also been working on a cute decorative wall accent for above the cabinets. I loved the wooden letter words that Ashley from TheHandMadeHome cut out and covered with some lovely yellow patterned fabric. I found some wood letters at Hobby Lobby and painted them in a chevron pattern and another pattern. I love how it turned out!

I recovered my bar stools and made some curtains using a table cloth on clearance at Target. I paid $7!

I also found these kitchen towels at Target on clearance for $10 or $11. A nice compliment to the grey and yellow scheme.  


Almost forgot to mention installing kitchen knobs and pulls on the cabinets! I got mine at Ikea. I went with Svep in black for the white cabinets and Lindsdal for the island.
Can't wait to get the bead board and corbels in place! 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Thrifty Purchases

Hey there. I've been scoring some good bargains lately at my local Goodwill and wanted to share.

First up is this cute white frame with navy carved pattern. A whopping $2.

This shadow box was $4.55.

This planter was $2.

I LOVE this metal bowl! It looks great with my orchid. Best part, it was 99 cents!!

I found this vibrant blue lamp shade for $2 and the silver plate/platter was $3.

The metal fruit holder was $4 and the blue jar and green vase were free thanks to my Mom!

All this for less than $20! 

Suzy :0)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Birthday Cakes

May is a busy birthday fest in our family. My youngest daughter's birthday is at the beginning of May and my son and dad's birthdays are at the end of May! Then a week into June comes my sister-in-law, niece and husband's birthday! Phew...

Sooo, I thought I would share my youngest daughter and son's cakes that I made myself.

As if a rainbow of skittles wasn't colorful enough!

It was a hit with the kids and the adults. I made the butter cream icing from a box mix by Wilton. YUMMY. It wasn't too sweet, just right. 

The cake almost slopped off the plate. I needed help and fast! Good thing the Lego Dudes came to the rescue! LOL 

I found these cool Lego candies and used real Lego dudes. The inside layers were colored in primary colors.  I also used the same Wilton icing mix. MMM...MMM!

Suzy :0)