Accepting My Kitchen Pt. 2

As you may know, I've been celebrating a year of abundance, and what a wonderful year it has been so far! It is amazing how the Lord has opened my eyes to my selfish desires for "stuff," and it has been wonderful to creatively think of new ways to do things in order to "use it up, wear it out, make do, or do without." I completely reorganized my kitchen decor, trying to spend as little as possible. So here is the finished result!

All of the items on the top of the cabinets are things I already had around the house, mostly given to me as wedding presents. Most of these things I had kept stowed away in my dining hutch, but no more! Now, not only is my kitchen prettier, but I have more room for utilitarian things in the hutch. I did purchase 6 dollars worth of plate stands, as I couldn't find any other way to display them.

I would eventually love to make a rag rug for the floor, preferably in reds and golds. Our apartment is mostly in those shades, but I love the blue in the kitchen! I would love to paint the walls a cranberry red to balance the kitchen's colors with the rest of the apartment, but red paint would be too hard to cover up when we try to leave, and we don't really want to deal with the hassle of painting the kitchen anyway.

I'm so happy to work in a more clutter free environment. With the space being so small, it was getting difficult with all my stuff on the counters!

Thanks for stopping by! :-) To see the before pictures, see my previous post, "Accepting my Kitchen, Pt. 1"

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  1. ashley@twentysixcats said...
    Beth I really like what you did!! I should try your idea of putting things on the top like that. I should try that. :-)
    dcrmom said...
    That looks great! Red would look so nice in there, but I don't blame you for not wanting the hassle.
    amanda said...
    The difference is amazing. The "new" kitchen is so much more homey and cute (I no longer know if my Taiwanese definition of cute matches what American's think when they hear that word . . .but nonetheless it is a good thing). :)

    You choosing to use the word "accepting" hit home both the first and second time you posted on this. I HATE my kitchen and spend as little time in there as possible.

    The ONLY counter space I have is just big enough to hold my rack for drying dishes--that's it. No more.

    So, when you used that word, that is what I thought I need to do too. I need to find ways to accept and not hate it.

    Thanks for helping me change perspectives (or at least think about changing them)!
    chenmeinv0 said...

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