I first want to say thank you to everyone who has been reading. I reached a big number milestone this week with views and I'm so thankful. I also updated the layout and colors of the blog this week and added social media buttons on the sidebar. If you use Facebook, Pinterest, or bloglovin please follow me! I will be adding more buttons as I create more accounts for this blog. When I began this two months ago, I never thought anyone would care about what I have to say, but some of you do care and for that I'm so grateful! Thank you again for reading and I hope you continue!
In the very beginning of this blog, which was only a few months ago, I posted this Too Much Coffee post, which chronicled how we ripped down an unused wine cabinet in the kitchen and I painted stripes on the wall. You can see the spot I'm referring to peaking out here in the right hand corner of this picture. This is unfortunately the best before picture I have!
|Don't mind the terrible curtains...this is a realtor picture from before we moved in!|
|That beige outlet HAS to go!|
Once the stripes were painted, I added the Fintorp system from Ikea to hold pens and pencils and all the other little things that clutter up my kitchen counters.
And now here we are today!
The mail bins are from TJ Maxx and I made the magnetic memo board using this magnet board from Ikea.
|I'm so glad I am only now noticing that you can see my reflection in the board...oops.|
The chalkboard in the middle is from Joanne's as well and I hot glued that on directly to the fabric. It does pull the fabric a little, which really bothered me at first. But now that it is hanging, I don't really even notice it. The writing on the board is done with a chalk marker...how you used one of these yet?! I love them! They are unfortunately aiding my chalkboard obsession and I have been making lots of chalkboard labels so that I can use my new marker. I considered painting the wood around the chalkboard, but then couldn't decide on what color, so just left it natural for now. If you have a great paint color idea, please let me know.
I am so glad that this corner has gone from an unused wine rack to a completely functional space for our mail, invitations, pens, and other little things. I love having a place to keep clutter off the counters. This is a little update that has made a big impact in the kitchen.
|Oh man, the white balance is crazy on these pictures...the sunlight wasn't cooperating!|
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