Thursday, September 8, 2011

Kitchen Changes

Howdy!  Have you ever made a decorating decision that you thought you liked, but, the more you looked at it, the less you liked it until you just had to change it so you could sleep at night?
That happens to me sometimes and because I'm known to change things often, that's exactly what I did.  I'm referring to the big ol' EXPRESS sign in my kitchen.  I love it, I really do, but NOT in our kitchen.  I just felt like it didn't belong there, so, that kinda started a couple of small changes that I'm really happy with.
I think this word definitely belongs in our kitchen. :)

My hubby is always picking letters and numbers for me so I looked to see if I had the letters to spell out Family.  I didn't.  I was short the L and Y, so I decided to make them myself with wood scraps.

I simply printed out an L and Y from my Word program on the computer, traced them onto the wood and then cut them using a jig saw.

For the L, I used walnut, so I coated it in the dark raw tung oil that I coat my bread boards with.  For the Y, I used maple and I didn't want it light, so I spray painted it with oil rubbed bronze.  I also spray painted the A and M the same color.  The F and I are iron so I didn't do anything to those.

My goal was to have different shades of earthy browns.  I really like this so much better than the Express sign and it fits us perfectly because the kitchen is the heart of our home.
Another change I made was to bring the vintage looking concession menu that I made for my sweet hubby for Father's Day into the kitchen.  It just seems more appropriate in the kitchen and I'm so happy I did.  I think it's the perfect space for it.

And I'd really like to fill those two large jars to the side of it with vintage cardboard popcorn containers.  I filled the smaller jar with gray and white paper straws which we love.
Just small changes that made my day.....
I'm currently working on my laundry room.  Which is the room you see through the french door in the photo above.  And looks like you can see laundry all over the floor in the photo above that.  :)

I bought the cutest thing that I'm going to feature on my blog Friday for the new twice monthly feature here at Our Vintage Home Love.  I love it when I find something that makes me so happy that it inspires me to give some attention to a room that I otherwise wouldn't.

And I would like to take a moment and say that the comments you have all left on my bread board giveaway have truly touched my heart.  I don't like to get all sappy, but, sometimes you just gotta..........some of your comments had me in tears, not because they were sad but because some of you shared little memories about your dads and family that made me so happy.  I feel so blessed that something that is so special to me, has become so for you, as well.  Thank you for loving my bread boards.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.  :)

26 comments:

  1. Love it! It looks wonderful.

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  2. Very cute! Love the mismatched lettering.

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  3. I have FAMILY in fun ,random letters in our kitchen also-it is the perfect word for the kitchen! So happy for your bread board success, can't wait to make the bread boards I ordered a part of our FAMILY!

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  4. I liked the Express sign-but I like the change better! LOVE YOUR KITCHEN! Melanie~Rustic Ruffles

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  5. What sweet little touches...especially the word family. I think it is the crowning glory of your already beautiful kitchen. When I use my bread boards I automatically think about my dad now...Just because I know the story behind them. Love to you, Diana!

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  6. The F.A.M.I.L.Y letters look perfect above your kitchen window! I love how each letter is slightly different from each, but they all look really great together. Your Father's day sign looks really good in the kitchen too! Your kitchen should be in Country iving magazine. It is just wonderful!

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  7. I liked the Express sign, but I like the family one too. If it feels more like you then its perfect! Isn't that the point? The menu board is perfect for that spot too. Almost like it was meant to be there all along.

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  8. Oh you clever girl you. Amazing how small changes can make such a big change not only in our rooms, but in our lives as well. I LOVE your kitchen!

    Interesting how each letter in "FAMILY" is so different from one another and
    yet the word looks perfect. Just as each member of your family is different and you all combine to make a lovely family. God Bless ♥

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  9. Beautiful!!! I love love love the concession menu...perfect for the kitchen! It inspires me to try and make one myself. For some reason looking at the concession board makes me take a deep breath & remember to keep life simple...a hot dog & a coke & a family baseball game in the back yard...that is what life is about! :-) Thank you again for the inspiration!

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  10. Ha! I love that you crossed out the so you can sleep at night! I am SO like that. It may look fine or even good, but not just right and it's gotta be changed! Love the changes you made. I'm a bit of a typography junkie so I love the letters you made into Faimly and you're so right the concession sign looks perfect in the kitchen! Your blogs is one of my favourites, btw!
    xo,
    Shannon

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  11. Every time I see your kitchen I'm more in love with it.
    The sign over the door is super cute. And I love the family letters.
    Can't wait to see the laundry room!

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  12. I love your kitchen so much! I want to eat breakfast in there! I love that concession sign you made, that is too cute.

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  13. I LOVE your kitchen, it's just stunning. The FAMILY is perfect. You are so talented.

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  14. Sometimes it's those simple little changes that make a big difference. I love the changes you made that added even more charm in your already beautiful kitchen.

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  15. I love your blog. I look at it everyday and just can't wait to see what you do next. God has blessed you with such wonderful talent. You have a beautiful home. Love all the pics. Keep up the great work.
    Rita
    Perryville, KY

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  16. I love your Beautiful kitchen!!!!!!!! You are so creative.....The simple changes you made are perfect!!!!

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  17. What a beautiful kitchen and the changes are perfect..
    Janet

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  18. BEAUTIFUL kitchen!! I do have a question though. I'm thinking of getting roman shades like those as well in my kitchen but I was concerned about the privacy. Is that why you added those mid-level curtains on the window above the sink? Or is it purely decorative and you have no need for privacy?

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  19. Hi Cindy, thanks! Those shades come with a canvas liner to attach to the back for privacy. The curtains are pretty much for decorative purposes. :)

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  20. I'm new to your blog and I love it!! I read your comment about the shades have a liner and was wondering where you found them-it is exactly what I have been looking for!

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  21. Hi Barbara! I purchased the shades and liners at Lowes several years ago. They are a canvas liner that you can buy to attach to the back of any wood blind for privacy. :)

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  22. My friend just introduced me to your blog and I love your ideas! I was wondering if you could share the paint color you used in your kitchen. Your kitchen looks amazing!

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  23. Hi there, the kitchen color is called light gray by Farrow and Ball. Thanks for visiting! :)

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  24. Oh my your kitchen is amazing. I absolutely love it. What color ate your cabinets? Are you walls faux finished or just painted?

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  25. Stopping in to pin... I've gotta make a concession stand sign, I love it!

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