Thursday, May 29, 2008

Out with the old and in with the still old but now painted

Before my manic makeover
In seven days my children will be out of public school for good; I have six weeks to complete my manuscript; I have curriculum to order; I have schedules to create and so obviously, I decided that the best use of my time would be to renovate the kitchen. I allowed myself three days, a $100.00 budget, and I recruited my workhorse of a mother to be my interior decorating partner. Ours is an old and roomy Victorian in which "modern" and trendy furnishings appear stifling and out of place. I wanted a farmhouse looking kitchen. I wanted color and cheerfulness with my morning coffee.

9 comments:

kelleylynn said...

Ahh...so inviting!

Sarah said...

Wow your kitchen is beautiful!

Jenn said...

I heart what you have done with the place...when you get done there, the left part of the outside of my house sure could use a fresh coat! I don't pay much, but I am lavish in my verbal encouragement!

H and S said...

I LOVE American country style!

And just to prove that I know all about American Country Style despite not living in the US, I should mention that when I get to decorating my own kitchen, I'm going to base it on Bear's Big Blue House. It's on kids' TV here in the mornings.

Molly Sabourin said...

And you are all invited for tea so look at your schedules!

Maridee Dietzel said...

love the bright green! daring but well executed! good work!

Molly Sabourin said...

Thanks Maridee!"Daring but well executed" was exactly what I was aiming for :)!

Jill said...

Good choice--the dark colors add a real warmth and depth to the kitchen....
a fellow Orthodox wife who enjoys your excellent insights.

Molly Sabourin said...

Greetings Jill,
Thanks for stopping by! Your kind sentiments were very encouraging!