Friday, May 1, 2009

Friday Home Tour...

After reading Ashley's post today I can do nothing but jump on the band wagon with the "Home Tour Fridays." I started this post to keep everyone up to date and I think this is a really cute idea. Each Friday I will tak pictures of a different part of the house. This week they picked the KITCHEN. Why!?!? Right now it's my #1 hated room in my house. It needs updating so bad! The cabinets are old and the yellow floor and counters need some serious help. Oh well, it will happen soon enough...patience right?!?! :( is our kitchen....ENJOY!
Our kitchen is so small we had to create a dining area in our living room. It's all we can do. :( I have treid to separate the 2 rooms as much as possible. We moved in with a huge table from Pier One and have recently bought a smaller table. We loved our other table but just had to move it to the basement. Good thing we have room downstairs!
I can't believe I just posted this...a picture of my pantry. I so badly need to go grocery shopping and I just showed the world. I have some really neat organizers from The Container Store. I try really hard to keep it looking good. Here is an upclose picture of the shelves. I just bought a new picture frame and haven't yet added a picture. I love having my cookbooks so organized and easy to reach. This is also another area of the house I change so often.

This is where our pantry use to be. After much discussion we decided to turn our pantry into a computer desk area. My dad did this all by himself. He is so good! Above there is an upclose picture of this area. The other side is a sliding door to the basement.

The first picture is of our new stove and microwave. (We are still saving for the matching refridgerator.) When we moved in there was a stove. It had to have been there since the house was built...53 years ago! It was the same terrible yellow as our floor. It was a DOUBLE OVEN. They were so nice to leave it. NOT!!! Mark's uncle helped us and built the saufet. It makes it look like it has all been there forever. I have pictures displayed on the refridgerator but I am always updating them and can't stand when the aren't straight. Weird...I know!?!?! I put up shelves in the area leading to the bedrooms. (I have a better picture of those further down in the post. ) We recieved so many amazing dishes and platters as wedding gifts after taking down my Spode Christmas Dish collection I decided to display some of the pretty ones! (Thanks Mal) I also noticed Ashley and I have the same clock!

Here you are able to see our BEAUTIFUL yellow counter tops! AHHHHHH!!! I can't stand them but all in due time. I do not like to have anything on the counter tops so they are pretty clean. You can see our cabinets need a little updating too but oh well, I am not ashamed to post!!

Here are the shelves I was talking about earlier. I love them! They were so easy to hang. The top shelf is our unity candle from the wedding. The second shelf has 2 of my favorite pictures. Left: Mark, on our wedding day, with his parents Right: Me, on our wedding day, with my parents

Then in the middle just some cute PartyLite candle holders! I love PartyLite!

Here is the rest of our counter. Not much space! :( I recently let Mark keep the coffee pot on the counter. Yes, he used to have to put it back in the box every morning. Again, I know I think there is a little OCD there. The paper plate handing on the cabinet is my wonderful "Happy May Day" flower craft we made at school today!

I love this verse. We got this from Upscale living and it was so easy to do. It goes perfect in our kitchen!


  1. I LOVE your kitchen, "retro" and all! We have great taste with that clock. Love your words above the cabinets. And your wall color is super cute. I think it looks great! :o) Love you!

  2. Emily, I love your house and even your kitchen :) You have made it all so cute, even with the outdated countertops and all! You have a very very cute home!!! And I LOVE the verse in your kitchen too!!!


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