The countertop for the new peninsula was installed yesterday and templates drawn for the remainder of the kitchen counters so that just about wraps it up.
The ECO recycled content countertops are amazing. Made from recycled ceramics, tiles and mirrors, they are very sparkly and I love that. Too bad I couldn't capture any sparkles in my pictures, they are pretty cool.
Here is a short slide show of the before, during and after pictures.
Redecorating projects are moving along in my kitchen. In addition to a bit of renovation I am redecorating the room in a 70's theme. I'm feeling very nostalgic these days for my childhood apparently.
We relocated the fridge so that we could open up between rooms and my modern and huge fridge needed the cabinetry to continue over it so that it would have more of that built in appearance. But accessing the cabinets above the fridge is not an everyday reality so I left them open to use as display space.
I intended to find some groovy wallpaper to put in the back of the cabinet and I found the most divine paper ever. True 70's, flocked and mylar.
It's like fuzzy plaid on top of stainless steel.
I love this wallpaper so much I added it to the island as well.
I found this incredible wallpaper over at Kitschy Koo Collage on Etsy. She has the most complete collection of out of this world 70's wallpapers that I have ever seen.
Check this one out, pink flocking on top of silver. Swoon :->
This one is a perfect example of what's old is new again. Orange damask on grasscloth. Double swoon.
No question what era this is from.
The 70's were all about the geometrics.
Wouldn't any of these papers make a great focal wall? Wallpapering is SO easy too.
Part of my kitchen reno is to replace the current and very ugly blue laminate countertops.
I've picked out a gorgeous recycled glass product for most of the kitchen but I opted to go with a butcher block top for my existing island.
Here is the before, cluttered and messy too. I've changed the kitchen color and moved that killer cabinet to an upper floor.
You can see my new hickory floors here too. Love my new floors. The butcher block was so reasonable in cost and I purchased it on Amazon! I'm smitten with it. Just a few more projects left to complete and the kitchen will be transformed.
I'm all smiles and quite proud of my self this week because I finally taught myself how to use a serger.
I scored this Bernina serger at the thrift store several years ago for the insane price of 20 bucks. Crazy...right?
With the help of Youtube I finally sat down a couple of weeks ago and figured it out!!
I know, I know. Using a serger is not rocket science and now I realize that. I don't know why I let this sit and collect dust for so long. Using a serger is FABULOUS :->
I immediately was inspired to dive into my extensive (can you say hoarder) fabric collection and make some pillow covers. I think it's a great way to finally whittle down the inventory and share the vintage fabric love.
These are just a sample of what I made so far, there are many more in my shop and I am adding more every day.