Thursday, January 30, 2014

Chandelier Update, Kitchen Chairs, Coffee Station

My kitchen is far from finished (still need to make curtains and replace the backsplash to name a some things) but I've done a few things that I'm excited to share. It's so great having so much space in my kitchen. I can't wait to get into cake makin again. Here are a few things I've done so far. 

I've written multiple posts in the past on my love for garage sales. I just love finding bargains! I also love fixing things up. A few years ago I was literally obsessed. Every Saturday morning for a month I woke up super early and made my way around Memphis looking for things to spruce up and possibly sell. Well...I ended up with so much stuff and I didn't have time to finish it all. I got engaged and it's not surprising that wedding planning became far more important than painting an old table I found for $10. So most of it went in my dad's massive garage and I forgot about it. Well, a few weeks ago I went to the second floor of the garage looking through his door collection and I started uncovering all of my old treasures!  

I found this beauty. I got it 4 years ago at a random garage sale we stopped at in Heber Springs, AR. It was very expensive...it was one whole dollar. We needed a fixture for our kitchen and it was perfect!


My dad welded that loose piece back on I taped up the bulb thingies and I started paintin.

I first spray painted the whole thing white then went back and painted the wooden parts Cool Spring by Farrell Calhoun. I have a coffee bar in my kitchen that I already love so much. I painted that furniture as well as my kitchen chairs that color. I really love it. 



After it was dry I used sandpaper to distress the white a little bit. I really love how it turned out and it cost a total of about $4! Cheapest light ever! 



Here are my kitchen chairs. I got the fabric from Hobby Lobby and painted them the Cool Spring color. My parents passed this table and and these chairs down to me when I moved into my previous house. We had them in our kitchen when I was a kid. You can see the layers of fabric on them. 






Last but not least, the coffee bar! I haven't been a coffee drinker at all until now. I also have a new job and it's so nice to grab a warm cup of coffee on the way out the door when it's so cold outside and I don't have much time. I saw one on Pinterest and it was just one of those things. I got the piece of furniture from my grandma. She had it at a garage sale once. It was old and beat up but I really loved it. She gave it to me and I painted it green. I loved it like that but it clashed with my new kitchen and my curtains that I have yet to make...so I painted it Cool Spring as well. All of my cookbooks are inside the doors and more coffee accessories are in the drawer. 

Before:

After:

I got these at Goodwill for 52 cents a piece. Can't beat that! Don't worry...I washed them good.


Who knew coffee stirrers are so hard to find in stores! I ended up getting these on Amazon for $3. I got the holder at Home Goods for $6.


I got this little jar with a chalkboard label on it at Garden Ridge for like $4. I'm seriously obsessed with that place. I got the black scooper at Dollar Tree and it came with 2!


The shelf I got at Hobby Lobby. It's perfect to hold all of my little K cups.




I had the white trash can already and I spray painted the inside of it orange to match my fabric. I really like orange right now. Not a lot of it but little touches here and there. I never thought orange and I would have this kind of relationship.


I'm hoping to make the curtains this weekend. I love seeing rooms slowly but surely coming together piece by piece. I can't wait to share more projects with you!

UPDATE: Link to the full kitchen update thus far :)
http://katiehedge.blogspot.com/2014/07/our-kitchen.html

7 comments:

  1. I love the coffee station! You did an awesome job.

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  2. love it i think will try this

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  3. Love everything about your kitchen! I seriously need to make a trip to hobby lobby now! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. What brand is the Cool Spring paint?

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  5. I have that shelf from hobby lobby !!! I use it to hang my pots and pans and put potatoes and such in the baskets and of course decoration on top... Everyone loves it!!

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  6. Awesome job and very inspiring! I need to visit hobby lobby and garden Ridge. Thanks for sharing I enjoyed my visit

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