Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Kitchen Desk

Hey all!!

Yes, it’s the oak cabinets again, but this time they are decked out with a little burlap.

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This is a built in desk in my kitchen that I actually never use for working purposes.  It’s just a great storage place.

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I added a little burlap to the bottom to hide some of the school books and cookbooks that I have stored underneath.    Tension rods are wonderful for little areas like this.

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Another piece of burlap at the top hides the cds that are stored in little compartments.

Underneath the cd storage, I covered cork board with old magazine pages.  I can use this area as a little message board for appointment cards.

Did you notice the chalkboard paint on the drawer?  That is actually a strip of contact paper that I painted with chalkboard paint and stuck on there.  Remember, the whole thing here is that I am not painting the cabinets,  via my husband’s wishes.

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My little bistro chair was a Christmas gift from my sister from another mister, Becky.  Love it!

I am doing my best here to soften the look in my kitchen.  Trying hard, my friends, trying hard.  I will try to keep thinking of ideas and will let you know along the way.

***Mom update…Tomorrow, Wednesday, is  my mom’s last treatment!!!!!!!! (pretend like there are a million exclamation points there)  We are beyond thrilled.  Will let you know what happens from here.  Thanks for caring…truly…thank you!

Linking up over at Faded Charm



blhitchcock901 said...

Soooo very thankful that you are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with your mom. Praise God! I especially love the chalk/message strip!

Mrs T said...

love it :)

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Love the burlap! I love the white shabby items you have on the desk, too. The chalkboard is so cute, great idea. I'm so glad to hear your mom is on her last treatment! Yay!


Grammy Goodwill said...

I really like that chair. YAY for your mom!!!!!!

Heaven's Walk said...

We will all be celebrating with you tomorrow, Amy! Praise God! :)

xoxo laurie

Lori said...

Yay for Mom, what a blessing. Love the chair.

victoriantailor said...

Fun to know I am not the only one to not use a desk for what it is intended! Ha! LOve the burlap and newsprint, I will be praying for your mom!

victoriantailor said...

Nice to know I am not the only one to use a desk of other purposes, best to your family, and will be praying for your mom!

Stephanie said...

Love the burlap - always good to add a little texture!

Tricia said...

What a nice little spot you've put together there. I sure love that chair. I'm glad to here your mom is doing well and is finishing up her treatments!

Passionate for White said...

What a great space you created!

Becky C said...

Kyn and I just saw this post, sorry I missed it the other day...
we love the burlap you've added. And how clever to add the strip of chalkboard paint paper!!
Great idea for softening this little corner. LOVE that little white wooden tote. And what a perfect spot for that bistro chair.
And your mom, oh I'm rejoicing with you all. It's so wonderful for her to be finishing up with treatments.
Have a great weekend