Wednesday, January 27, 2010

New Kitchen Details

I posted this "before" photo... well.. uh... before. But I have to keep reminding myself that it's the same place, just getting rid of THAT FLOOR made a big difference in how I felt about the room.

We changed out the lighting and painted the walls blue.  The cabinets (in that section at least) are painted, the hinges came and we were able to get the doors back on. Believe me, I'm grateful for that! And I really really like my polymer clay covered knobs on the upper cabinets and the simple black ones on the lower ones. I'm not usually into details like a polymer clay handle, that but this time it feels right.  It seems like it might be a good idea to go back and paint the toe kick, huh?!  Funny, it didn't occur to any of us working on the project at the time.  And now it's on my list.  I LOVE my new floor!  That project seemed to take forever but I am pleased with the result!

So... let's see.  Here we have a little of my hand painted glass.  A framed photography grouping that spells out the word "PEACE" with photographs I took around my adopted home town a while back.  I took two weeks walking around town looking at things and photographing everything that looked like an alphabet letter.  THAT was fun!  Try it sometime, it's a creative exercise in adjusting your vision to see beyond what you think is in front of you.  Alphabet photography got popular and then started to look a little kitchy to me.  Oh well.  I photographed the entire alphabet, the Q was one of the harder ones to find but I have a good one!  You may recognize that little floral quilt from a recent blog post.  And also the open sign from my gallery in the old days.  So far so good.  Feel free to leave a comment!

Happy Creating,
-Carmen Rose


  1. Oh Carmen, it looks soooo dee-vine!! FABULOUS job! Way fun results! I used a very similar blue as an accent wall in my last house and adored it. Love the polymer clay knobe on the uppers only. Love the checkerboard on the diagonal -- that has always been a favorite look for me, too. Now I see your dining chairs painted white or a fun mish-mash of colors -- and the table white - though we know we all shy away from painting wood for some reason (why is that?) great work and love seeing the transformation -- thank you for chrnicling it. Enjoy your new space!

  2. WHat a change! It looks fabulous! I know how hard home reno is - but isn't it great to know you did it yourself?

  3. I love your kitchen remodel... what a huge difference! It looks so cheery now. Great job!

  4. Fab-u-lous, dawling... simply, fab-u-lous!

    Great work! I want you to come do a "design on a dime" at my house! or maybe I can just send photos of the rooms and you can love your skill! man does baby got skill (as they say here in the south!)


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