Kitchen Updates, Plans and FAQs

Kitchen Updates, plans and FAQs

Since I posted my kitchen makeover back in March, I’ve had lots of emails and questions regarding little details in the room so I wanted to tackle those questions in a post since I’ve had many of the same question. I also wanted to show you guys what I’ve been up to in the little space. I believe no room is ever “done” so bear with me as I continue to switch things up and rearrange. I think it keeps things exciting since I’m sure you’ve figured out, I like change in my home and so I added some kitchen updates.

Since you saw it last, I’ve added a little plate rack and some fun plates. The plate rack came from a local thrift store and I painted it with Krylon’s Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint. The two decorative plates came from Marshall’s and the white plate in behind the bird came from Dollar Tree.

I also added this little chandelier! It was $7.99 at a thrift store and I gave it a coat of glossy white spray paint to update it a bit. I love a fun chandelier! It really adds alot to my Kitchen Update.

I plan on adding some beads and hanging crystals but I’m still scouring for deals on pretty beads and crystals. I really don’t want to spend a fortune on the beads since the chandelier itself was such a smokin’ deal. If you know any good sources, by all means let me know! Pretty please. 🙂

I also added this DIY Canned Food Storage cabinet to my kitchen updates and Im in love!!  I have been floored by the amount of traffic this little project has generated to our little blog. I only have you to thank my dear readers. THANK YOU again for your comments, pinning, linking and support on this project. You’re amazing!

Now let’s answer some of your questions!


Q:  Where did you get your fabric for the Faux Roman shade??

A: My sweet friend Denyse gave it to me but she had originally purchased it at JoAnn’s. I am not sure if they carry it anymore but they have very similar fabric. I believe it is Waverly but not 100% sure and unfortunately, I do not know the name of the fabric. Wish I could be more help on that one!

Q: You have a family of 4… but where’s the 4th chair at your kitchen table?

A: I have a two boys ages 2 and 3. My two year old still sits in a high chair so we only need 3 chairs right now. I have 4th chair for him once he transfers out of the high chair but for now, the high chair is working for us at meal time.

This is what this room looks like on any normal day.

Q: Where did your microwave go? It’s on the counter top in the before picture but I don’t see it there in the after?

A: My microwave now sits on top of our refrigerator. We don’t use it all that often so it works well for us here; not to mention, it frees up some much needed counter space.

If you have any other questions about the space, please feel free to email me or leave a question in the comments! Just make sure you aren’t a “noreply comment blogger” or leave your email address with your comment. Simple as that!

I have a few more plans for this room but like anything else, it takes time.  A few plans I have for this room are:

1. Paint this breadbox.

2. Add bead board and cabinet feet to the island thingy. Like this..

3. Pretty these up and replace existing switch plate covers.  I got them from my friend’s yard sale when she moved away. I love them! I already cleaned them really well and sprayed them with Rustoleum’s Heirloom White spray paint but I may glaze or distress them a bit then I need to install them.


That’s it for now loves with my kitchen updates! Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great evening!!
PS. Check out this post on Bob Vila Nation!!!


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    May 30, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Those switch plates are gorgeous! They will definitely make a nice little statement once they are up and on the walls. Can’t wait to see them in white! 🙂

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    Jana Faith
    May 30, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Your kitchen is fabulous! It’s inspired me to paint our wood & hunter green table. Leave the pretty wood on top but get rid of the hunter green.

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    May 31, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Really pretty colors, the rolling storage next to the fridge is cool!

    Tanya 🙂

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    June 2, 2012 at 1:41 am

    Wonderful! I love how you layered the plates. And I have to say, I’m a little sad that you’re painting the bread box (I’ve been digging old wood like that for the past bit), but I totally think you’re right- it’s too dark for all the light and brightness you have going on. Lovely!

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    June 3, 2012 at 1:39 am

    I love this…so pretty. My favs are the chandelier, clock, and blue chairs! Great job! 🙂

    ~ Julie

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    June 3, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:

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    June 6, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Thanks for writing, I very much liked your newest post. I think you should post more frequently. you evidently have natural ability for blogging! Now you can have instant snow anywhere on demand even where it never snows, Kwik-Snowc an make artificial or fake snow even in the middle of the desert.

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    September 29, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    What is the name of the paint color in the kitchen? In one pic, it looks yellowish, but not in another.

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