Wednesday, March 21, 2012

~kitchen spruce~

 So for the 10 people that probably read my blog...... you will remember...wait just let me remind you...so everyone is up to speed.   I live in an old house.. it's not teeny tiny but it is not a great biggie~  Our kitchen needed a spruce up... not a remodel... a spruce up


This is the before.... and you can read here what I wanted to accomplish.




This is where I ended... I did not accomplish anything on my list...my husband    
who brings home the bacon said the cabinet hardware and cabinets were not in the budget... I agreed.


I splurged on paint and a rug...


After getting inspiration from a talented girl, who also has a smaller kitchen.  I decided just to spruce up with some paint oh and my rug from Dash and Albert.  I then made over some relics from the basement and garage and the the spruce up was complete.







Well excuse me as I head back to my living room spruce up... my lovely husband who brings home the bacon...said there was no budget for that.  Thank goodness I can paint and my lovely Mom can sew.  Please check back Friday... I will share some spruce up photos and we will announce a fun giveaway for our little shop.   Friday all our new goodies will be uploaded to Etsy.


And please head over to this talented girl for her kitchen link party.  Tracy is having everyone share their everyday kitchens.  

21 comments:

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Bristol, you can add me number 11 on your blog reader list :)

Love your French Kitchen and what can I say about that yellow brick wall...Oh wow!!

Thank you for gracing your beauty over at my place and leaving such a beautiful comment in as much as finding me, I too now have found you :)

See you soon and all the big and small in what you inspire.

xx
Dore

Burlap Luxe said...

PS. I am Glad I was the number one visit of your 10 :)

I am sure you have a lot more visit then 10 and with all you have to insire its a matter of time with hundreds :)
xx
Dore

Elisa1 said...

I love your kitchen its bright and lovely.

The Old Dairy said...

Love the paint color and that rug is to die for....Enjoying your blog
Mandy

vintage grey said...

Oh, I love the yellow and checkerboard in your kitchen! You did such a great job, and it looks so lovely to cook and bake yummy food in! :) Sweet kitty! I am happy to be your newest follower! xo Heather

Amy@BuffaloRoam said...

Your kitchen is CUTE! I love all the interesting details you've got going on, and that yellow! woo!

Lissa said...

your kitchen is so cheerful! You did a great job with the paint! :) The island is great too.

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

Bristol! It is so happy - great little spruce - I SO need to do the same thing and paint my kitchen...among MANY other things... :)

Thanks for linking - so fun! xoxox

Helen Philipps said...

How lovely to find your blog...thank you for your sweet comment over on mine. I love your kitchen spruce up, it looks fantastic. I'm a great believer in make overs of rooms with paint and textiles...it works a treat!
Have a happy day!
Helen x

KATHY said...

I love your kitchen!! It's so cheerful.You did a fabulous job on it.Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Kathy

Jill Elaine said...

I love your kitchen spruce up! Amazing what paint can do! I really really like it.
if you want some tips or help with your blog let me know - I would be most happy to help you out - free of charge of course:) I really love the fact that what I have I've created myself!

www.thisoldhouseinnewliberty.blogspot.com said...

Nice spruce up in the kitchen!!!! I have done lots and lots of painting among other things in the last two years trying to spruce up my house!!!

Nancy (I just became a follower!)

Anonymous said...

Add me to your growing list of readers. Love what you did to your kitchen.....job well done! Jana in Texas

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

well my friend ... you put the S in SPRUCE!!!! i love it -- so charming and homey!!!! three cheers for you!!!!! : ) hugs...

Chatty Chics said...

It's absolutely FABULOUS! The yellow feature wall makes such a huge difference! Amazing job! It's wonderful!
Melody
One Chatty Chic

Ms. Redo said...

Once again we are blown away by the power of paint - what a mighty transformation you have made - awesomeness! I found you at The Cottage Market because (lucky girl) you won the pink frills giveaway :) Hugs ~ Mary

Good Time Charlie said...

Love it! What a difference details make! Thank you so much for sharing, featuring at my party which will go up later this afternoon. -K

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

Found you in the features at Redoux. Love the spruce. Your kitchen is every bit as cute, with much more character and charm, then many brand new ones. I think it's a winner!!

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

darling makeover! love the rug...i have the same one!!
:)

Anonymous said...

Pretty

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Fabulous spruce up!