Part four of the slowest holiday tour ever!
I took photos weeks ago, started this post and never got around to words... so this one will be photo heavy and light on explanation. At this point, who cares? I will say that this year was the first with my new kitchen, so I did have fun with it. In the past I really didn't want to draw attention to my shiny dark den-like space.
The deer and ornaments were above my pantry on the right.
I made some boxwood wreaths from the overgrown shrubbery in my yard and hung them over the stove, which now has the new section of cabinets above. I cannot believe how different this space looks now. (before)
The kitchen got the tall skinny tree that I've had for 12 years... it's so short that I prop it up on canned goods every year under that skirt. This angle shows the (1985, free to me) black pedestal table that I painted black. The aluminum chairs and garage-sale-still-needing-slipcovers parsons chairs all fit nicely around it, and we could easily add another 4 narrow chairs around the sides if we needed to. This works so much better for our large-ish family, friends and littles that are always in and out.
This shows off the new cabinetry in its entirety. If I were to do it again, I'd have added lighting in the top cabinets, but I still love the extra storage. (before)
From this angle, you can see the now-black secretary and hutch, which looks so much better as a stand alone piece. I kept my original cabinet stuff up there and added a few ornaments and boxwood sprigs for Christmas.
One of my favorite things was the glass jar with lights.
If I had time to do only a few things, this would make the list.
I hope your holiday season was full of sparkly moments.
(if you're curious about the kitchen reno, it starts here.)