Friday, April 19, 2013

{Home} Kitchen Island

About a month ago, I took the plunge and finally painted our kitchen island. It was something I had been wanting to do for a few years, but also something I continued to stall on. When my little man and husband took a guys trip to Florida for spring training last month, I knew it was now or never because two kids equals never getting anything done.

I chose a creamy white color with grey undertones {it was actually a color my sister shared with me and used in her new home}. The island took three coats, and I thought I was going to die. I strongly dislike painting. I love the look of a kitchen island that is not matchy matchy with the cabinets. Truth be told, I'd like to paint all my cabinets the color of the island, but I might be 60 before I would have time to tackle that ;-}

Last year, we replaced all the hardware in the kitchen. I mixed a simple knob and a more modern pull. My little kitchen is far from the kitchen of my dreams, but it's cozy and cute, and fits our little family for now :-}


Friday, April 12, 2013

{Holiday} Easter Dinner

Hello! Easter was ummm...almost three weeks ago now, and I'm just getting around to a quick post on some of the details of that day. Just can't keep up these days! I kept my tablescape simple, using some springy colors, sparkly eggs, tulips, and candlelight.

I created dinner menus and cut them in the shape of a bunny {thank you, Pinterest!}.

Just a close-up of some of the details on the table.

Another Pinterest knock-off ;-} I took an empty toilet paper roll, cut it, covered it with shimmery white paper, and plopped a monogrammed hard boiled egg inside to mark each person's place setting.

I kept my buffet table decorated with the springy greens I added a few weeks prior and changed my chalkboard to say, "He is Risen" to honor and celebrate our Savior on Easter day. The buffet housed my desserts for the night, which included the chocolate covered bird nests {below} and a berry pie {not pictured}. We ended up only having my parents as guests, so I didn't need to overdue it with tons of sweets.