Wednesday, May 27, 2009

My kitchen mood board :)

Have you ever heard of a "mood board"? I read about this in a magazine some time back...you take a "board" of some type~ a bulletin board, a French memo board, or make your own!~ and when you are planning how you will decorate a room, you put anything that catches your eye on this board. Magazine clip outs, fabric swatches, paint colors, anything you love! And somehow~ and this can be the tricky part!~ you incorporate those details into your design plan. :)

SO...I am making a mood board of my own to hang above my craft desk. I was almost done, and had stapled the batting and fabric to a corkboard surface, but am undoing it because I found the brown of the corkboard shows through too much, but it looked silly with another layer of batting. I think it would have been fine to use a corkboard if my fabric didn't have a white background. So now I am using a foam board. Hopefully, I'll finish in a day or two, and will have something nice enough to show you! :)

But I thought I'd show you a blog mood board~ this one comprised of things I already have, either in my kitchen and dining room or things I want to incorporate into them, that are inspiring me as we redo our kitchen...these colors and fabrics will be a big part of the final picture!
























I find if I keep looking at these things, it keeps me motivated when looking at all the work we have ahead of us! (As well as all the ugliness of our unfinished renovation!) So hopefully, you aren't bored to tears! If you made it through this post, you deserve at the very least a thank you for listening! :) I hope you all are having a good week!
It's so nice how quickly the week goes when you have Monday off! :)

Have a blessed night,


Oh, by the way, when I showed the nurse at Rose's school what I thought were lice nits, she said they weren't lice! Some kind of dandruff, I guess! Oops! I was so relieved, I didn't even feel as silly as I would have! :) Plus the nurse was really nice, so it made it a little easier! Thank you for all of your kind comments regarding this little episode of the lice that weren't! :)

10 comments:

Ms. Tee said...

All of your red is so cheerful and happy! I do clip out magazine photos, but haven't done a mood board - sounds like a good idea. :)

Odette said...

those pics are starkly pretty. i too will be inspired by just the sight of them. i like the color red and green and yellows. they seem to brighten the area.
your work board idea is a very good one.
xoxo

Tracey said...

I love red, and I love everything you've got! When are you starting on your kitchen?
Can't wait!
Love Tracey x x x

Carrie said...

I love red and I want that stool lol!

Darlene said...

I LOVE all your reds. Each picture made me happy..LOVE it!

Southern Belle said...

Hey there Jenni! Guess what? I noticed while looking at the first picture we have the same white flour containers...I wonder if we bought them at the same store? I bought the flour and sugar containers last December. Great pictures! I like your idea of a mood board. I should make one to encourage me with this rental, lol.

Liz said...

I think your kitchen is going to turn out beautiful! All of that red is going to be so bright and cheery!

Scrappy Girl said...

Ooooh I love your blog...I am in love! I am a cherry lover too. Love the blue and red!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

After all that they weren't lice LOL!! Oh well better safe than sorry!

It looks like it's going to be a cute vintagey kitchen! I love red and it looks so sweet paired with that vintagey green!

Manuela

Jen Kershner said...

Love your cheery pics for you mood board. I think they are a great idea. By the way, I also love to buy craft books and have a hard time actually getting around to making things out of them. I've now cut myself off. Well, until another one comes out that I just HAVE to own!