Friday, December 14, 2012

Kitchen Doings

Wow....that last post was a bummer huh?
I'm happy to report that things have turned around for us.
We bought and moved into our new home a week and a half ago.
Not "new", just new to us, the home was built in 1984.
I can't stop smiling.
I keep walking around, turning on lights in different rooms,
turning them off and moving on to the next room.
This house feels like home.

I wanted to share some pictures with you of the house
but since the kitchen is the only room that is almost done,
I'm just going to post pics of that.
The kitchen is my favorite room in this house.

I love all the dark wood.
Before we bought this house,
I scoured Pinterest looking at kitchens with white cabinets.
I was pretty sure that's what I wanted.
And then I saw this house and knew I was home.
It looks like such a tiny kitchen,
but I have more storage in here than I know what to do with.
This is my favorite thing about the kitchen:
The Pantry!
It's huge.
Since I don't have a ton of cabinets,
I keep all my baking/serving dishes in here.
The drawers are really handy.
I use them for bread, snacks, paper plates, baking supplies, etc.
I also took some time to get my spices more organized.
Here's what they looked like before:
I had them in three different places
which made no sense.
Now they are here, next to the stove:
I used 4oz baby food jars,
spray painted the lids with
Rustoleum's Oiled Bronze
and attached labels.
Now they are all in one place.
Aren't they cute?
And can you see the drawer liners?
I used clear shelf liner from Target,
and I found some pretty gift wrap and laid it under the
shelf liner.
I love all the organizers in here.
I think that's about all I have to show you for today.
As I get more rooms completed,
I'll show you those too.
Thanks for all the kind words regarding
my last post.
Rest Assured, all is well.

I'm linking up to Classy Clutter's
Saturday Spotlight
Sunny Simple Sunday.



Karen Martin said...

Nice! Can't wait to see it some day soon!!!

Karen Martin said...

Also had no idea about your puppies, so sorry :( You've sure had a rough year, and so have we, but all is MUCH better now, thank the Lord.

Bethany said...

Oh wow that IS a great kitchen! Was the pantry fun to organize? It looks like it would be :)

Melynda and Terry, we are the Browns! said...

Wow! So happy for you guys, love the house. You are one organized woman. Can't wait to see more.

Kris said...

Wow! What a beautiful kitchen!!! Love the the the the house!!! Love you too kiddo!

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh, such a beautiful home and my whole apartment could fit in that kitchen, I feel like I should have dressed up to read this! Guess what, remember I told you I was trying the paleo food program, well I have lost 30 pounds, you were my incentive!

RoeH said...

Love the house. What would all that storage be like. I wouldn't know what to put where first. I'd kill for the drawers. I have exactly one, two, uhhhhh.......three! Three drawers in my kitchen. Drives me crazy. Jealous! :))

Laraine Eddington said...

I'm so happy you're all moved in. Your kitchen is great and I love your drawer liners.

Whosyergurl said...

WOW. That is a beautiful kitchen! So much storage and organizing. The little spice jars look like the jar you sent to me with the red top - it sits on my art table. Happy for you in your new home! xoxo, Cheryl

corners of my life said...

Best spice idea ever - definitely "pinning" it.

lifeinredshoes said...

I was casually scrolling down and then W O W !!!!!
My oh my, I think I'm in love....with a kitchen!
Glad it all worked out :)

tainted with a positive view said...

I love your kitchen - so very organized!

Tabitha said...

Congrats on the new house! It's so pretty. The kitchen is fabulous!!! I'm thrilled for you. :-)

Robyn said...

Congratulations! The house is beautiful and that kitchen? Oh there are no words.. It's my dream kitchen. All that storage room and the shelves that slide out. You are one lucky lady and I'm so glad youre doing better and are back!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

OMG as my kids would say. How exciting. I am not sure how you fell off my blog roll but I missed this post. Merry Christmas.

corners of my life said...

Merry Christmas Holly and thank you for your lovely blog.

Carol L McKenna said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in your new home ~ It is beautiful and wonderful photographs ~ i am so happy for you ~ Enjoy!

(A Creative Harbor aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^)

Rhonda said...

congrats on moving into such a beautiful home! what a nice kitchen.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, your new house is gorgeous, and the kitchen is amazing, just beautiful! What fabulous organization, the drawers (love the way you lined them!), and the pan organization - just great. So happy for you! Found your link at Sunny Simple Life and had to visit ~ Mary