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The Kitchen Do Over

Wow, well this took a little longer than I thought. My kitchen overhaul on $100. The weather didn’t wish to co-operate either. If it wasn’t 90′ it was 40′ and raining.

Well it’s done. Okay so not completely. The walls all need a second coat of paint. A few little touches here and there. Oh, and one last chair to do.

I got the counter top all done, cabinets done and a small tile piece under table like a rug just to brighten the room a bit.

I used the old cabinet I had as a shoe and mail holder. I painted it white and flipped it on its side. Each shelf section now makes a great spot for our bags and shoes. I then used the doors from the unit and put them in sideways about 6inches down to make a shelf. Bought cheap baskets for mail.

The old brown chairs with mis-matched seats I have spray painted yellow and white recovering the seat in a blue material. An old curtain to save on money.

My back splash was the faux tin tiles. I have painted them white and a dark blue in each square with a metallic finish so it looks like blue glass tiles.

That’s about it. I rent and also on tight budget so didn’t want to spend much. It’s not perfect but it works.

So here are before and afters









The studio

The weather has finally turned. I do so enjoy sunshine and fresh breezes. With the sun my energy level starts to rise and I feel the urge to ‘do’. Among the usual clean the yard and start the garden I wanted to set up a small area for a studio.
Took a long time to move everything around in my bedroom. This was the room I chose, it’s small place and there was no where else to put it. I like a clutter less room, but how to achieve studio and keep a calm clean room.
I took a space near the window for natural light. I had an old bakers shelf unit, added some pots and baskets on the shelves for pencils etc.
next I took a piece of clear plexiglass and I can set it at angle for working and best part I can get a light under it to use as a light table.
It’s a small spot, but I love it and its my own little studio.
Now to create……