Mar 11 2011

Kitchen Change Up Part One

Every once in a while I like to change things up around the house. My husband ( Sparky) doesn’t understand it, but that’s okay. giggle. As long as I stay out of his garage, he is loved and fed, he doesn’t care how I decorate. LOL.

Right now I’m focusing on the kitchen. We’ve had a rust and gold color scheme and a Tuscan kind of feel throughout for quite some time now.  I am leaning towards antique whites and light greens with this change up.
When I’m out and about at the shops I often find things on sale that I like. I just tuck them away until the mood strikes me to make some changes.

 I decided to blog about the change up at the last minute, fun right? I always enjoy reading the blog posts and seeing the photos when you decorate. Let me apologize up front for neglecting to straighten the mat in the before shot. Planning would have prevented that.

I’m breaking the posts up into parts. It seems so much more dramatic and “taa daa” worthy that way.

I started with the top of the fridge. An often unnoticed area.

Before: warm rich colors

After: light with a spring time touch.
Little changes can make a big difference.

Did you notice the chopsticks in the planter pots? I reuse everything! The wood rabbit on the right side was carved by Sparky’s Grandfather. He made it many years ago as a gift for his Grandmother. She bequeathed it to Sparky when she passed away. I love it! So that’s part one, little mini taa daa!

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  1. Odie Langley

    Let start out by saying that I love, love, love your work space in your kitchen. The lighter colors look awesome and things like the rabbit could never be replaced. I can't wait to see what's coming. Have a marvelous weekend & tell Sparky I think he is one lucky man.

  2. Alex J. Cavanaugh

    I bet my wife makes changes like that and I never notice!

  3. Jennifer Richardson

    I love changing it up as well
    ..and greens make my heart sing
    especially this time of year.
    I always wander back to greens.

  4. Sarah Marie Kathleen

    I'm in love with those little green birds! Beautiful kitchen :)

  5. welcome to my world of poetry

    Wonderful, wonderful Kitchen,
    mine in comparrison is not worth mentioning, living in rented accomodation one is not allowed to change things.

    Have a lovely week-end.

  6. Thisisme.

    I love that little rabbit as well, and it makes it so much more special that it was carved by Sparky's grandfather. Like you, I have been rearranging things recently. In the lounge and in the dining room, and it's so true, that just simple changes can really bring a room to life. It must be that time of the year – spring almost here :) thankfully!

  7. Bossy Betty

    So cute! You inspire me! Of course, I did push all the unopened mail from one end of the table to the other end this morning. Does that count as redecorating?

  8. Carol

    Oh boy, I love following along with others, I have to start painting more walls in my house. I will share like you are. I have to stay tuned into your work.

    Love ya gal.

  9. Kathy

    Stopping by from Follo Friday! I love your kitchen change. Have a great weekend :)

  10. PoetessWug

    Cute! :-)

  11. Hilary Melton-Butcher

    Hi Katherine .. love the changes – and yes, we all need to go that route sometimes.

    Sparky's rabbit is beautiful ..lovely carving .. and wood .. wonderful to have those memories kept alive from the past ..

    Enjoy the weekend .. with a few greening lightening touches a-coming I feel .. Hilary

  12. Donna

    Funny how just doing something small will make the house seem fresh again! New paint and a little change is fun! The birds are a special touch and look great there Katie!!

  13. Blue Ridge Altered Art

    Beautiful. I love green plants. They bring so much life to a room. I am in love with that carved rabbit. It is amazing. ~~Sherry~~

  14. Kelli

    I'm following you, won't you follow me :) @ http://www.letsstartsavingnow.com. I love these blog hops, you always find wonderful blogs.

  15. Mina

    Wow! It is amazing what a change that made in your beautiful kitchen. I love the rabbit. Such a sweet piece with a lovely story.

  16. Victoria

    Hello fellow England born blogger! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment:) I am following you now!

    I think plants in the kitchen are a lovely addition, yours grow so well!

  17. Canadian Coupon Mom

    It is amazing how changing just a little thing can make a big change. it looks good :) I am following from the Blog Entourage I would love you to visit at http://canadiancouponmom.blogspot.com

  18. Carrie @ Cottage Cozy

    I love your new, fresh Spring touches…I do the same thing Katherine, and my husband doesn't seem to mind a bit either! lol

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  20. Courtney ~ French Country Cottage

    Love your touches of spring~ so pretty! Adding greens in is wonderful! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

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  22. Courtney

    cute blog! im your newest follower via the blog hop!


  23. caterpillar

    This is nice…I always like a room make over….waiting for mre…

  24. Sue

    This area really did get lightened up, Katherine. It looks more airy and spring-like. I love your sweet little birds and that adorable bunny rabbit! Thanks for visiting my vintage vignette. :-)
    ~ Sue

  25. At The Picket Fence

    Love all of the changes you've revealed so far! Thank you for linking up to Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence!


  26. Our Creative Hands

    Hi your newest follower thanks for following me♥ I love your change up yes just a few simple changes make the room different and I know it makes me happy too. Usually I put some new covers on my throw pillows and add the season decorations and its a new room. I do the same for my outside area a few new plants paint some pots add some pillows and its my haven to relax.
    Sincerely Rachel

    1. Katherines Corner

      I hope you’ll post some photos of your patio. The pillows make it sounds so comfy. Hugs!

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