My mom and my three boys and I went to my sister’s house yesterday. Her home is lovely and so inspiring that I thought I’d share some photos. Look down here, doncha just love these drapes and want to wrap up in them and make a prom dress out of them? I always think of drapes as gowns for the windows.
Even with twin, 4 year old girls and an 18 month old manchild underfoot you get a feeling of quiet, peace and serenity because of the calming colors she used as a backdrop. I think this is one of my 10 favorite places in her house. The wall of shame I mean fame. Using only white frames and photos finished in black and white puts the focus on the photo itself. This method also allows her to use photos that are 50 years old and ones taken just a few months ago and they all look great together! Look, she even added a few plates in there for good measure!
The real point of this post is to show you her kitchen makeover. Here she is using her kitchen island as God really intended…to pull up the before and after photos that I insisted she share with you.
Here is the kitchen before she even moved in. The old owners were apparently stuck in the 80′s. Poor, poor souls.
WOW! And let me tell you, there was no knocking down of walls, shopping for new cabinets or unlimited budget! Look, see those sassy cabinets? They are so proud of themselves now. Why, you ask? PAINT. That’s right black paint. Oh the wonders of black paint. That too is another post but, let me just say that the world is a better place because of these cabinets. I wish I could live in this kitchen and oh, how I wish I could paint my cabs black. Maybe the owner wouldn’t notice.