Welcome back everyone! Today I’d like to talk about my 2016 home goals.  Since the year is getting close to half over already, I’m only focusing on 2 rooms this year, the kitchen and bathroom. I went through each room and made a list of things I’d like to get done.  Well, let’s jump right in with the kitchen!

The kitchen – As I mentioned earlier I’d like it to have a farmhouse vibe going on.  Right now I have paint on half of one wall and I’ll get more to finish the walls soon enough, probably before this post goes public lol    One of the obstacles I have in the kitchen is very little counter space.  We only have a few small kitchen appliances but they take up all the room!  I have one little area that is free and you bet I’ve singled it out to have some pretties on it! lol  Ok, let’s get to my list, shall we?

 

  1. Finish painting
  2. Hang up plates on the backsplash – DONE
  3. Add shelving and art on the walls
  4. Valance
  5. Paint and reupholster chairs – DONE
  6. Sand and paint table
  7. Paint trim and laundry closet doors

Now let me show you some photos I found on Pinterest that I am gathering my inspiration from. You can also find them on all my Farmhouse Design board here.

This first photo is from Cherished Bliss. I’m linking straight to the post about this sign. I’m digging not only the sign DIY but also the styling on those beautiful shelves!  Isn’t it just perfect?!

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I haven’t decided exactly what I’d like my sign to say yet, but I LOVE this idea and will be incorporating it somewhere in the kitchen!  Suggestions are welcome!

 

 

This second photo is from The Art of Doing Stuff, love their name!  As I said earlier, we have almost no counter space for me to decorate so I have to be incorporate decor into the basics.  Take these pitchers for example, they are so fun and farmhouse-y!  I have a crock now that isn’t quite big enough to hold all our utensils but taking on this idea, i could add two more crocks and have a design element! woot woot!!

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In this photo from Jenna Sue Designs, I adore her styling as well. One thing that really draws me into this pic is the way she used so many textures.  Jenna Sue included ceramic, wood, metal and greenery to make these shelves really pop in my eyes! This set up would be perfect at the wall end of our dining table.  I call it a dining table but it’s just a little 3′ by 5′ kitchen table.  Don’t want to mislead you lol

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This next photo is a DIY by Mason Jar Crafts Love.  What a cute name!  I’ve seen several of the painted mason jars in person and they are very cute and farmhouse-y.  I can see putting utensils in them, herbs, napkins, you name it!  I haven’t decided if I want to use new mason jars and paint them out like this or use my vintage blue/green ones.  I do have 2 areas that will have open shelving so maybe I’ll use both!

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This photo comes from a great post by Unexpected Elegance.  In this pic I am enamored by her mixing of textures.  This is a continuing thing for me, obviously.  When ideas pop up over and over in photos you pin, stick by those.  They should definitely be in your home!

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I hope you’ve found some inspiration today!  I enjoy sharing my ideas and thought processes with you, and will continue doing so as long as you’ll let me!!  Have a wonderful rest of your day my friends :)
Love & Hugs,

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I’m in my mid 40’s, mom to one grown daughter, Katelyn, and a grandson, Dawson. He is the light of my life!! I am with the man of my dreams and he spoils me, as well as helping along with the furniture when I need help moving things in and out. My other hobbies include photography, scrap booking, reading and of course, decorating my home! My days find me in the office, painting furniture, decorating my home and when I’m lucky, shopping!
I hope you’ll follow along with me on this journey called home.