Our kitchen is a small one, but big enough that we can manage quite well:
Weve only done a few small things to update this space, we've added new handles to the cupboards and pantry, a new stove and we got a mixer put in recently. I can see from the photo at top and this one above that the mixer does make a difference in asthetics as well as practical terms.
The Ikea shelf above the pantry is a recent addition (by recent I think January??, so you know 5 months ago!):
The buffet cabinet I no longer love, as I did in our previous home... but it does well to keep the TV up and away (safe) from the kiddies. It's just not the best storage system... as there is no way I'd store wine bottles in reach of small kiddie hands these days, or the next 10 years at least! Mmm... make that about 20 years!
The couch is currently sporting a doily table cloth... and some new, larger, deeper buttercup coloured yellow cushions. The ones above have been moved to the "outside" collection.
A close up of the prints above the couch, both from May Day Studio:
Hubs has promised to put a shelf up for me to store my collection of Willow figurines (many of them gifts from my Inlaws, or dear friend Angalea), for now they live atop the pelmet:
I'd actually really like a couple of these to house them in:
One: 3 shelf and One: 2 shelf = $780 - sheeez, better start saving my pennies! THEN try and work out where they'd live... like I have any room for them!??!! Love them all the same.
Inspired by Joshua's preschool teacher, Inge (the fabulous!)... I've implemented "Colouring Calm" during the afternoons when Mikaela is doing her homework, and I am cooking dinner... the boys colour in and draw pictures in their books, I make notes of what they've created, making sure to record the date too. A nice little keepsake.
Yes, that is Joshua wearing a Jedi cape... he rarely takes it off!
The caddy turntable lives atop the fridge.
A few pieces of art about the space, the unicorn thingy... a forced purchase due to Benjamin breaking it in the store. I just had to glue the backing on again and it's like new... it's grown on me and I kinda like it now:
This tea towel I bought at a little gift store in Port Macquarie... reminds me of this song, and how I feel about Nathan :)
Sometimes I need reminding that even though this pokey little home is not our dream home... well, that in actual fact, it IS really!
That giant yellow cup and saucer, a much loved gift from my darling Kim.
I must put some photos into this beautiful tree from my friend, Rowena... this collection sits above our stand up freezer, beside the buffet cabinet (not in the photograph above):
Flowers are always a nice addition to the house, I only had this many due to a BIG 4.0 birthday:
The boys doing what they do best, playing & eating:
So that's it for our kitchen and dining space.
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Still to come: Laundry, Main bathroom, study... living room.