{Fresh} Kitchen Nook

After my little ‘helper’ decided to tear my bead board wall paper off the wall, I decided it was time for a fresh new look for my kitchen nook.  Well, one thing lead to another and it turned in to one heck of a project.  I’m not really a planner, I more get an idea in my head and decide it needs to be done RIGHT AWAY. Winking smile  After spending about 10 seconds in the paint chip aisle at Home Depot, I picked a color from Martha Stewarts new Precious Metals paint line.  I know some people plan out all the colors of their house and like them to be coordinated, but I like each room to have it’s own personality!  That’s just ME.  Apparently I didn’t know the color well enough to pick it again the next day so after buying the wrong color I decided I liked the darker color better.  After what felt like a decade of painting and putting back my décor, some of them items just didn’t go, so what’s a girl to do?? Bust out the spray paint Smile


Yeah, Elmo is just chillin’ after his lunch.




The paint color is Tide Pool and I super love it, the shimmer is fabulous!  It’s pretty hard to get an even coat so you don’t see roller marks, but use a small  {1\4 inch} nap roller and it really helps!  The bench and shelf got a few coats of  Rust-oleum Heirloom White and polyacrylic to keep them from chipping.  Poly is my new BFF, since my terror of a toddler is in destruction mode right now.


I made the curtains Smile My sewing machine and I had an awful fight, but we finally worked it out.


How sweet is this key? I have a love of bags so extra hooks are always welcome at my house!
And for those of you who stalk my blog to see my cute baby girl, here ya go…


Instead of destroying my house I took her to the arboretum and let her destroy smell the flowers.


It was a great day. 

{Linking up}



  1. I Love this Color! How serene and lively at the same time! And I love that it still looks adult and chic even with your little bundle and elmo as well! FAb Job! xox!

  2. My daughters name is Madison too! Your room turned out great. I love the Keep Calm signs. I found a serving tray at Target that says Keep Clam and Snack On. I LOVE it! Anyways- I am your newest follower and I would appreciate it if you checked out my blog as well and followed me.
    Thanks & I look forward to reading more posts!

  3. I love the change!!!! The white of the bench and shelf totally pops against the new wall color and you amaze me with your crafting skills. If you lived closer I would totally hire you to decorate my house. :)

    BTW...you are looking great!!!

  4. Looks great. Where do you get the motivation to decorate/design? I can barely muster up enough energy to pick up my house! Want to come over and decorate it for me???

  5. this is ADORABLE!! I love all the "Keep Calm prints!"

    would love for you to come link up to handmade tuesdays @ www.ladybug-blessings.com

  6. What a striking combination of colors! Love it!

  7. wow!!! it looks fab! love the curtains!

    xoxo from rome

    (there's a GIVE_AWAY)

  8. that is awesome, i love your new space and that you went with such a bold color! the combo with those curtains is so fresh!

  9. Love your curtains! Very pretty!


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