Sunday, June 22, 2008

My Tiny Kitchen ~ and A Little of This and That

Whew! Who would have thought it would take sooooo long to finish such a tiny kitchen? I'd still like to make a new valance for the the window, but haven't found the right fabric, yet. I'm torn between giving the small room a punch of color, or keeping it more subdued and blending with the adjoining living/dining room.
Here's a list of the materials that we used: Colonial Gold Granite countertops, Cabinets from Home Depot in Dove White, Kohler Smart Divide sink, Brushed nickle hardware and faucet, Wall color is a very light tan called "Hominy" by Martha Stewart from Lowes.

Now comes the "Little of this and That" part of the post. First, some fabulous fabrics. I think I'm finally ready to part with this beautiful GlenCourt curtain panel.
And I also came across these great 1950's barkcloth pieces as I was reorganizing the stash.
Its kind of a deco wave on a leopard spotted background. The small green piece sold quickly, but there is also a larger piece in brown listed on the website. You can see all the newly listed items here. And I have a few pictures of some of the sewing projects I've been working on. This first wristlet may look familiar, as the fabric is the same gorgeous ocean blue linen that my drapes are made from. I made yet another wristlet from the cute powder blue chidren's fabric, but added a fun detail to the back. A vintage yoyo flower and appliqued leaves.

Here's the front...are we tired of seeing this fabric, yet? LOL I've also been making some vintage fabric bookmarkers. I thought they would be nice as freebies to include with orders. I'll try to get a picture of them soon.
Well, that's it for my miscellaneous post today. I hope everyone is enjoying their summer!

38 comments:

Jen r. said...

Your kitchen looks great! I love the fabric for the valence! The stone is just beautiful. Jen R

janet said...

Love the little pig! And thanks for posting your kitchen redo pictures. I'm still in the planning stages of a kitchen update. It's going to involve removing wallpaper and painting and I'm trying to get excited about that. I love the choosing of colors, and even the painting—but the prep, not so much.

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Your kitchen is lovely I really like the white clean look.
take care,
Diane

Stephanie said...

Beautiful kitchen. We redid ours a few years ago; everything but cabinets and floors. My husband did lots of the work.

Teresa @ PlumWater Cottage said...

The kitchen looks great. I love the clean look of it. Beautiful new items for your shop, too.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

The kitchen is so pretty. You must be loving it. Everything else is darling, too. That little pig couldn't be more fun to look at.

Joanne Kennedy said...

Your kitchen came out lovely.

That fabric is to die for. I love the curtain! So pretty.

Hugs,
Joanne

Sugar Bear said...

Your kitchen looks fabulous and not so tiny!
Karla

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Your granite is fantastic. When I was granite shopping I couldn't find anything that light. I found one that a little dark, but was ok, then it was cut wrong and replaced with a different one that is almost coffee colored! By I really wanted something like yours, it is a perfect color.

Kelley - JunqueyGal said...

I love, love, love your kitchen! I may need to borrow your idea. I have a tiny kitchen and white appliances too but want granite, but never thought about that shade! It all looks so soothing and elegant.

That barkcloth..... omgosh, I just gasped at that. Fabulous!

Thanks for sharing!

Jillian said...

Your kitchen looks great! I also like the blue and light colored wristlet. Congrats to your giveaway winner!

Jillian

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

The kitchen looks beautiful, so fresh and airy. I love that Glencourt barkcloth, that would even make a pretty valance in your kitchen.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Wagonwife Designs said...

The Kitchen looks great. I don't think any renovation is ever small! The stone is perfect with the colors. Gives that wonderful warm quality to the white. Soooo inviting.
The fabrics are just gorgeous!!!
Thanks for sharing both.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

That kitchen is just gorgeous! Mine is a tight space too but it doesn't really matter...the food is still good ;)

Junie Moon said...

I love your kitchen! It looks clean, neat and not overly done. It makes me feel as though I could get in there and cook something fabulous. Your fabrics and sewing projects are wonderful. You really do a beautiful job with the things you do.

cd&m said...

Wonderful, everything from the kitchen sink....
Love that bag and I also wanted to let you know that I'm moving our blog to:

http://catondarlingandmoore.blogspot.com

hope to see you there.

Mrs.Kwitty said...

What a gorgeous kitchen--so clean and fresh!! (I'm jealous!)

The barkcloth is so cool--that pattern is so retro funky and the colors ....perfect!

Umm...no. Never get tired of that cute fabric...pigs! lol

Smiles, Karen

Kari & Kijsa said...

Love your fabrics...and your kitchen turned out so lovely!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

M.Kate said...

a beautiful kitchen and wonderful fabrics everywhere.

sweetiepie said...

Your kitchen turned out great! I love the counter top.

Your fabric is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Marilyn said...

Your kitchen looks beautiful! I've been away from blogging for quite awhile but thought I might start up again. Our assembly is over the 4th and after that I'll definitely have more time. Great seeing your posts as always.
Marilyn

Katherine said...

Your kitchen looks wonderful, Kimberly! Maybe you should make two different valances so that you can change them out.

Love, love, the sewing you've been doing. All that lovely fabric too. Wonderful eye candy!

LOUISE said...

You have such beautiful fabrics to work with and what you make with them is outstanding. I was really interested to see your kitchen, it turns out you have the near identical layout to us. We could almost live in the same place! x

Michele said...

Your kitchen looks great!! I love all the white cabinets. Those wristlets are just so darling! Love the pig and the little flower applique! Looking forward to seeing your bookmarks, too.

Hugs,
Michele
luvkittysmeowmail@gmail.com

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Thanks everyone!
And Thank you, Michele, for reminding me to post pics of those bookmarks.

Kimberly :)

what's in a name? said...

Your kitchen turned out beautiful! And I am loving all that barkcloth...I just keep looking at my stash that I have yet to use and keeping telling myself no! I wish I had your sewing talents!

Cathy said...

I adore your kitchen. It is so crisp and beautiful. A new kitchen is always GREAT.

I am also loving Mr. Piggy wristlet. He is absolutely perfect. Just adorable.

I would love to exchange bloglinks.
Please let me know.

xo
Cathy

martha said...

Your kitchen looks so inviting. I so much prefer the light and white palette to the black and gold which is seen so often these days. I just think white looks cleaner. You might have fun changing your valance/ accent colors with your seasons or moods.

I am inspired by every home picture you post. You should make a book!

Attic Charm said...

Love that blue damask wristlet - gorgeous!

Lil_Birdie said...

Your kitchen looks great :) love the stone countertops and the little piggy is soooo cute

Sweet Roses & Vintage Chique said...

Oh I love the wristlet you made. So cute!!

I have a little blogparty Tuesday. I would love it if you could stop by!

Have a fun week!
Elizabeth

Sarah said...

Your tiny kitchen looks so pretty. It's nice and calming. Ooooh! I love that ocean blue damask fabric...where'd you get that??? So pretty!
Sarah
Vintage Lily
http://vintagelily.typepad.com/

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Great idea, Martha! think I will make a couple of valances and change them out.

Hi Sarah,
Thank you!
The ocean blue damask print linen is by Chris Stone of California.
I got it at my local Hobby Lobby store. It was still fairly expensive (to me, anyway haha) but I'm sure, much less than it would be at a decorator fabric showroom.

Kimberly :)

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Your kitchen turned out so lovely!!! So fresh and pretty. Thanks for sharing it.

I do hope you find some concealments to share! It would be fun to see what you've done.

Happy day!
Melissa

Sandy said...

Love your kitchen!

It doesn't matter the size - just what happens "in" the kitchen :))

Sandy

Shabbyfufu said...

I would kill for a gas oven Kimberly~lol! The kitchen looks wonderful....I have the white look as well and it's really goes with any decor.

Wild Rose said...

Hi Kimberly,

Your kitchen looks great! How I dream of having a beautiful kitchen with everything arranged in a logical order.

Your ocean blue wristlet is very pretty.

Marie x

Bristol said...

Your kitchen resembles mine, don't you love all the room~
Love the fabric
Bristol