But now those things are done, and I’m free to decorate :)
I stopped by the ReStore, Hobby Lobby, and Goodwill the other day and found some serious treasure. I didn’t even redo any of it, I liked everything so much. Add that to a couple of finds from Tuesday Morning, and it looks like a welcoming and warm living space.
Above the cabinets is where most of the decor is. I don’t want the counters to get too cluttered because it just makes them harder to wipe off. I’m already annoyed by the toaster that sits out and looks all crumby (ha – get it!) I wish I had a corner cabinet to put an appliance garage under, but our corner cabinet is the cheap kind - a huge rectangle box that goes waaaay back into the corner.
My general thought on kitchen decor was to lean toward a certain color scheme of greens, reds, browns, and whites. And, since those colors remind me of a country style rooster image, rooster and chicken designs were my secondary goal (but I’m not saying that too loudly because I have witnessed the avalanche of pigs that descended on my mom’s kitchen after she decided she was decorating with pigs!!!)
First, an “old” sign I found at Tuesday Morning for $5:
Naturally, I thought it should go near the coffee maker. And a super cute little ceramic-and-tin chicken that I picked up from the 80% off aisle at Hobby Lobby (for $2.99!) just rounded out the area perfectly. (Plus, the chicken’s ceramic is nice and easy to wipe off, which is a must with it placed near the stove.)
In that same trip to Hobby Lobby, I also found a wrought iron and crystal taper candle holder. Right now, it’s keeping the knife block company. I really love the combination of rustic + sparkle, and this fits the bill.
Now for the ReStore and Goodwill finds!
A cute plaque:
And a plaque, sculpture thing, some bird themed items, and a neat old copper teapot:
And finally, the beautiful sterling silver tray from my grandma’s silver tea set:
For those of you who never find anything good at thrift stores….keep looking!
Have a great day!