Mr Kate
July 24, 2014 1:13 pm

Hi, lovely people. It’s kitchen and kitty time! The kitchen in our 1920’s English Storybook style house is a galley kitchen, meaning it’s one long narrow room with cabinets and counters on either side and doors at either end, connecting to the landing area and a peaked-ceiling breakfast nook. Watch the episode below to see how we do some quick and easy fixes to make it more functional for our kitties and decorative with dishes, rugs and some DIY artwork! Comment below and let us know what you think!

If you missed Episode 5, here it is and watch all of the OMG We Bought A House series here!

If you remember what the kitchen looked like BEFORE…

We started by painting the kitchen a dusty rose color and installing some closet doors with a cat door at the bottom to hide our little laundry nook and keep our kitties’ litter box out of the way and give them a space to make their stinky poos without us knowing! Everyone wants to poo in privacy…right?

Vintage-inspired pulls give the doors some glam.

Having a tea/coffee station is a nice element to have in your kitchen if it’s something you enjoy drinking every day. I love our white Nespresso machine that looks sleek with our white cabinets and tile. Analyze your daily habits and then give yourself a dedicated space!

Joey gave a couple tips on how to whiten grout if you don’t have the $$$ to replace your kitchen countertops. Also…. he’s obsessed with lemon water which he puts in the drink dispenser I got for parties. He slices lemons, adds ice and water… it’s refreshing!

Joey felt confident to hang our new light over the sink… although I don’t recommend you do this without a professional electrician. I chose a globe pendant light for over the sink and a Moroccan-inspired crystal chandelier for in the breakfast nook. Both are from LampsPlus.

And what’s an OMG episode without a DIY?!

Since we got new black flatware, I decided to upcycle our old silverware and make it into art! You can do the same for yours or find some fun mis-matched forks and spoons at the thrift store. I chose to frame them in mis-matched frames for a more eclectic look.

Prep It:

  • old silverware
  • frames
  • hot glue gun and extra strength hot glue sticks
  • hammer
  • nails
  • decorative fabric
  • spray paint/primer in the color of your choice (I chose to use spray paint primer because I wanted a matte white color.)

Do It!:

  • Spray paint your silverware and let it dry.
  • Remove the glass from your frames and hot glue fabric to the backings of the frames – this will be the background for your painted silverware.
  • Hot glue your newly painted silverware into the fabric in whatever arrangment you like.
  • Hang your new art with a nail and enjoy!

Built-in nook cabinet before…

With a little sprucing, this is where I’m storing some decorative items and things we use for parties/company that we don’t need to access on a daily basis.

Cheers to our newly finished kitchen!

I hope you enjoyed the episode and like the way our kitchen and breakfast nook turned out.  Let us know what you think!  What do you want to see us do next?  Comment and subscribe on YouTube too!

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