I've been a very bad blogger lately. My whole family got really sick, and my three boys missed almost an entire week of school! Poor little Elowyn was the last to get infected, and she ended up in the hospital for three days getting breathing treatments. It was frightening and exhausting, and it made me really thankful that my children are generally healthy. I've also been a busy little bee, working on house projects, and getting things together to start an Etsy shop. Yep, that's right, I'm going to start selling some of the little treasures I come across. It was either that or risk becoming a total hoarder. ;) I'm going to try and play catch up with my outfit posts and you might get bombarded with a couple back to back. In the mean time, I hope you'll be sated with sweet little play kitchen update that I did for my darling daughter. I had a hand me down wooden kitchen that was in need of some love. Things were starting to break and it was looking pretty pathetic. I figured, while I was repairing, I might as well glamourify too, right? This is what the kitchen looked like originally:
Now imagine that this kitchen got rolled down a steep hill, glass breaking, handles coming loose, hinges bending, clock hands flying off, etc...'cause that's how mine looked! I hauled this breast down the stairs and out the door, BY MYSELF! I'm not sure how I didn't get pinned underneath, or break a toe, but I'm sort of a awesome when I set my mind to something. :)
After everything was cleaned off, and handles removed, the whole piece got primed and sprayed glossy white. All the handles were sprayed silver. I mixed the blue from MY kitchen cabinets with the leftover mint color from my sewing nook desk and painted the appliances. I used Mod Podge to adhere a piece of fabric for the backsplash and number keys (taken from a brochure I cut up) to the microwave control panel. The stove burners are black vinyl adhesive that I cut into spiral pattern.
The "on" button is actually the word NO that I flipped upside down, clever right? The aqua salt and pepper shakers are from an estate and the straw inlaid bowl was thrifted. 1950s plastic ware is perfect for a toy kitchen!
Toy Pyrex is the coolest!
I ordered a red rotary toy phone to hang on the fridge, but it hasn't arrived yet. What do you think?
I repainted the inside of the closet with zigzags to mimic the pattern on her curtains. The top shelf is where all her vintage hats are stored for future dress up fun. The floor is in terrible shape, but as soon as that is handled, I'll post pics of the entire room. xox
Today I replaced the fabric on my Danish Modern Craigslist chairs. The chairs had a cream brocade fabric on them that was looking rather sad and grubby. I switched it out for some Amy Butler fabric from the August Fields line. It has a repeating pattern with mint, gray, and butter yellow. Mint green is my current obsession thanks to my birthday rotary phone.
This is my 1960s green plaid house dress and matching belt, that I scored at an estate sale. The 1950s mint green apron with heart pocket was purchased from an antique store. My lipstick is Revlon's Blase' Apricot, a color that first premiered in 1962 and is still available today.