Thursday, January 17, 2013

New kitchen island and tour.

I love my new kitchen island my husband made me. It comes right below my waist. Which will make rolling and cutting pastas,and breads so much easier. He had me design it  and pick out the supplies .  So I would get just what I wanted. I did find a paper towel holder tonight That I am going to paint and have him add to the side. He had mentioned adding one. But at the time I wasn't sure.
Since I was showing you my island I thought I would also show you my kitchen. You have seen the counter many times when I had posted recipes. So why not the rest of it. It's small be I like it. I added these removable picture last week. I found them at Hobby Lobby. They were to cute to pass up.
My poor husband is always having to look for a dish towel. Now he doesn't have to. It hangs right by the sink. I received this beautiful hook from my friend Ruth Ann for Christmas.  My husband was so happy to see this go up on the cabinet. You would think it was for him. The sad part of this story is, it probable still won't make it to the hook after being used.
I love my magnetic  dishwasher cover. I have this one and a Christmas one. These came from my friend Marion. My friends know me so well.
                               This self  my husband made me fits perfect over my sink.
Every kitchen needs a compost container. I found this one in Bishop California on one of our fishing trips.


                     This is the far corner of my kitchen. The 50's bread box is a new find.
This was taken from the other side of the open kitchen counter. See the tin above the oven ?  When we had to buy a new oven to replace the one that died, it didn't fit.. They no longer make ovens the length of our old one. So we had a hole to cover up. It turned out to be a blessing.  I fell in love with the look of the tin above the oven.
This is from the other angle. It's great having a window that looks out over my back yard and garden. Unfortunately it wasn't great for my kitchen curtains. They got faded by the summer sun.
Here is a shot of the other side of the room. Please excuse the frig.  I tack everything up there. If it's paper and I think I can us it ,it go's on the frig.
This is the  fabric  for my new kitchen curtains. This time I am adding muslin to the back ,so I won't have the fading problem .  Hope you enjoyed my little tour.

8 comments:

  1. Love the kitchen island Michelle!! Your kitchen is so warm and cozy! Love the tin over the oven!! That was a great idea!

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    Beijos Marie.

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    Beijos Marie.

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  4. The red color is beautiful, very happy and cheery.

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  5. Oh, I love all the chicken/rooster stuff! And the kitchen is so homey and gorgeous! I like the compost bucket ~ mine is a plastic ice cream bucket, but I found one I like in a catalog so the days of the plastic bucket are numbered! The fabric is great for the curtains! Can't wait to see the finished product.

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  6. Wow! I love it all, especially that cover for your dishwasher. So fun! I wish you were my neighbor, then we could sit and sip hot coffee or tea and visit. That kitchen is so inviting.

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  7. Love your new island and the tour of your cute kitchen! I have quite a bit of "chicken" stuff in my kitchen too. I like the idea of backing the curtains with muslin to make them last longer. :)

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  8. I love the new decor Michelle. Your kitchen looks fabulous. Tell Rick he did a great job on your new island.

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