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!|
After pulling down the cabinet, repairing the wall, and painting it white, the corner looked like this. We couldn’t believe how much this opened up the space.
|That beige outlet HAS to go!|
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.|
I covered it with fabric from Joanne’s using spray adhesive and hot glue. I just wrapped the fabric around the board, which was covered in spray adhesive, and then folded the corners like I was wrapping a present, hot gluing all the edges down. I kept pulling tightly as I went to smooth out all ripples. The back of this board is NOT pretty with scraps of fabric haphazardly glued everywhere. So don’t stress about that because no one will see it.
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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