Sunday, January 17, 2010

Finish it Friday...on Sunday!


Yep, I know what day it is! Here it is, the first day of this weekly post theme, and I am already late! Let's just hope it doesn't become a habit...sMiLe! :)

Are you all having a good weekend! It is the best part of the week, don't you think? :)

Okay, remember the shutters I wanted to tackle this week? Well, I mostly finished them...




This is about what both sides looked like. I painted the first side of each and they looked much better...




It was mostly finished except for a little touch up, and I decided to get creative. That was a mistake. So now I am painting over my "creativity" and then can finish the other side. But hey, they are out of the garage and half finished...so I am counting it as a 75% success...I will show you them when I put them up on the wall! :)





And I do also want to show you this:

On a recent visit to IKEA, I saw these sweet little vases~




And at only 79 cents a piece, I just couldn't resist buying them! ;) Michael's Crafts had these faux red flowers~




And now they are up on our kitchen window sill~







Every time I look at them, they make me smile! And do you see that the trim around the window is finally up and painted? It was so nice to finish this and it makes the window look so much better!





I decided to use the same trim around the window ( I think the technical term for it is "ply cap") that I used for the bottom of the upper cabinets~ you can see it is the same in the picture above. I used the miter box for this instead of the table saw, and it worked just fine! :)




So you can see, it is all coming along, slowly but surely! I haven't put things how I want them in the upper cabinets yet, or hung the little panels that go with the valance, but will soon!




We hung the curtains up a little higher than we normally would have, thinking it would be nice to see as much out of the window as possible, but I think they are too high up. Any thoughts on this?

Well, I sure hope you all are doing well, and have a good night! :)



9 comments:

Southern Belle said...

Love it, love it, love it! Jenni your kitchen looks fantastic! The vases are so cute on your garden window shelf and the flowers you choose are so much nicer than the ones they had at Ikea. The curtain looks good to me.

~Christine = )

Southern Belle said...

Oh, I forgot to tell you... I recently discovered the cutest blog. Just in case you haven't stopped by the blog here is the website. She has an adorable apron you can see too...I would so love to make something like this. Let me know what you think. = )

http://www.thenoblewife.com/pages/FreePatterns.htm

Odette said...

the length of the window curtain just complimented the height of the vase, so it fits just fine, Jen. that small touch does make a lot of difference as the flower brightens up the room...
xoxoxox

Amy S. said...

The vases are SO cute! Now I wish I would've bought some when I went to Ikea with you. Good job on the shutters!
We should get together soon. I have a coffee date today with someone we were talking about last time. I'll keep you posted. :)

trish said...

Oh Jenni.
You have the most darling kitchen!!
I love the colors you have chosen and the sweet touches you are adding! It is just precious. :o)
- Trish

Jen R. said...

I always hang my curtains higher! I love where they are! Those vases are sweet I am going to have to look for them the next time I go to Ikea!

Liz said...

Your kitchen looks great! I love the window treatment. I don't think you hung it too high at all.

Angie said...

Your kitchen is looking absolutely awesome! Love the valance and I think it looks just perfect the way it is. LOVE the vases too!!!

Kelli at Lovely Vintage Cottage Life said...

Jenni you need to tell me where you got your kitchen curtains. I love them. Shoot me an email and let me know.

Smoochies,
Kelli