Saturday, March 28, 2009

Coming Along...


One half of the kitchen is finally complete! With just a couple of projects left in the next couple of days, we hope to have a finished room very soon.
Like the light? It is a pendant fixture, but instead of a $20 glass shade, it's a $2 spring metal pail from Hobby Lobby. I simply used wire cutters to get rid of the handle and a Dremel to cut a whole in the top for the fixture to attach just like it would to the intended shade. Easy peasy! It was a 10 minute project, saved me about $18, and is unique, quirky and fun. Those little green pails on the window sill came from Target's dollar spot, and nicely hold sink stoppers and rings while the dishes are being done.
The only thing left is curtains for this window. I have no idea what kind to make, although I already have a beautiful citrus green linen. Any ideas?

14 comments:

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

The kitchen is darling. The linen sounds lovely. My only suggestion is not to cover the beautiful window, take the fabric to the outside of the window,where the wood paneling is. Does this make sense? To the left and the right of the window is what I mean. I just like as much light as possible. I'm sure you will make it beautiful, like the rest of the kitchen. I digress, sorry. Good job!

Firefly@www.firefly-shop.org said...

It looks awesome I love it :)great job :)

BLC :o said...

Oh la la, I just LOVE it!!! You'll find the perfect curtains. Xoxo-BLC

Cottage Lifestyle said...

Looks fabulous! How about making a roman shade with the green linen?

Renee

Pink Preppy Party Girl said...

This looks wonderful.The lamp shade was so cleaver.

Nessa said...

It looks fantastic Gina!

Your Sis said...

I can't wait to see it in person, bt it looks wonderful maybe I will get to come home soon to see it.

blueviolet said...

I am just loving all that you're doing!

Allidink said...

ooo! It looks so good! Yay!

All the best,
Allison

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

What a fun new look! I think panels would be perfect--it's so streamlined and simple they way you have it right now.

Musings From A French Cottage said...

What a beautiful kitchen and I love the idea for the lamp shade! So creative.

I found you through Anne Marie at Na-Da Farm Life. You have a wonderful blog and I'm so glad to have found it! I'll definitely return. Have a blessed day.

~Kathleen

Songbirdtiff said...

I love your kitchen. Some day I want to have shelves instead of cabinets. You know, because opening a cabinet door is such hard work, lol!

As for your window, I wouldn't want to do anything that keeps you from seeing the pretty things outside. Maybe a valance? Just something to give you a pop of color, but not enough to block the outside. Unless you don't like the outside, then maybe you would want cafe curtains.

Simplicity said...

I'm every decorator's nightmare. You know, "Oh look there's a nail. Let's hang a picture"? That's me. So, no curtain tips here!

I'm SO impressed!

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Egads girl,
You have been one BUSY WOMAN!
I reeeally truly think you should
have your very own home improvement/craft show on television.
TRUE STORY!
L
BEEEAUTIFUL KITCHEN!
LOVE the star!!