Friday, October 7, 2011
Decorating: Kitchen Inspiration
Decorating. Does anyone else have trouble committing to a particular color or design for your house? For some reason, I've just never felt confident enough to officially coordinate and decorate our house. We have lived in our house for 10 years and I am just now starting to decorate! And I have to say that Pinterest was a big help to me. I have a lot of gray in the house as well as orange but I wanted to incorporate other colors.
I saw this inspiration photo and color chart on Pinterest and loved the color combination. I went to the paint section at Lowe's to find some color chips that matched as well as a few other complimentary colors. This way I don't have to stick with just one or two colors.
I'm planning to make some curtains, a cake stand to hold my dish soap, painted mason jars for the dish soap (both inspired by things I saw on Pinterest), pillow covers, potholders and who knows what else!
To start, I incorporated some colored cookbooks into a corner of my kitchen topped with a pedestal to hold fruit. Oh, and an adorable owl.
And the second project was to cover a few coffee cans (these have been sitting around my house just waiting for me to decide what to make with them). Instead of one large container to hold all my utensils, I divided them up into three and it is so much easier to find what I am looking for!
I took a few empty coffee canisters and covered them with craft paper, added a few other embelishments and voila! New utensil holders.
I love how they turned out and if I get tired of the patterns I can easily change them out! Now onto the next project...