Sunday, November 7, 2010

Kitchen improvement

My kitchen has not made it to the top of our many renovation projects. But I felt it could be a little better then it has been for quite some time. Over the last year things have gotten worse and eventually I could not see the gaping hole under the sink and the always messy open shelves.

This is before:
Counter top mess, open shelves mess....

The 'desk', files with school papers and important phone orderly stored in my IPhone! And in a file called 'home' in the first drawer to the left!!!

Eventually I will get a new kitchen, but for now I have a good feeling and it does not bother me that much that I have a vintage stove and perhaps the smallest fully functioning kitchen in the neighborhood....No, now I am rather proud of it!(OK, somewhat)

And this is after!

It needed strict editing, sorting and cleaning to come up with a pleasing solution. The things I use the most needed to be within reach, others made it out of the kitchen altogether.

I made these curtains out of painter's drop cloth. I washed the material before sewing, to have no shrinking later, measured and mounted them under the counters. A little tricky, but it works...

I eliminated the 'desk', which never satisfied my craving for some control and I am now much happier with my small display of coffee and tea pots, all whats left is the phone and my IPhone charger....

I even managed a small counter top light, which in the evening casts a friendly shine through my kitchen and into the family room.

Looking much better now from where I see my kitchen when I sit on my desk and write my posts....


  1. I loved this walk through your kitchen. It felt warm and inviting.

  2. i love your kitchen...its real in a very lovely way you know perfect in a non perfect way...its still clean modern and a little eclectic especially with that rug... lately i have been unpleased with things looking rather perfectly streamlined and smooth ...i even like your before pictures because thats what a kitchen usually looks like especially if you use it...i also like how you covered the open shelves...

  3. Wow, those curtains look lovely. And especially the small counter turned out to be a sweet eye-catcher with that gorgeous plate, a cozy lamp and so on!

    Hoping every-day life doesn't get in the way of this new order ; )

    Cheers to vintage kitchens!