Happy Monday Y’all!
Lasts week I shared how I lightened up our Living room after the holidays on a very tight budget, and this week I thought I would share the 5 easy ways I spruced up our kitchen to shake off the winter blues.
Step #1: Textiles
I changed out the darker Fall and Winter colors with brighter neutrals. An easy way to do that is with rugs and dish towels.
I found 3 great throw rugs at a local store and used two of the same print on either side of the island and a nice stripe in front of the sink. They improved the feel of the room immediatly.
Because I have dogs and a husband that don’t wipe their feet, they have to be machine washable for me to buy them. It’s a deal breaker if they aren’t. These are all a nice washable cotton.
Step # 2: A new faucet! Yippee!
This is the third house my husband and I have bought together and in each one, we have changed the kitchen faucet. It’s such a great and easy way to freshen things up, and it’s so nice to have one that works for you the way you want it too. It’s the simple things y’all.
Depending on your budget, you can make a simple change or go all out with a top of the line style. We stuck to a midrange option with this lovely Moen Lindley faucet. It has the form and function I wanted and resists finger prints and water marks. That sold me right there! No more wiping down and windexing the faucet hundreds of times each week! Genius.
Step #3: Cabinets
To break up the walls of boring, dark wood cabinets, I took the door off the smallest corner cabinet. A simple change that allows me to display some of the white Ironstone China I have collected since moving here. This was as easy as me & a screw driver! A cost free, 5 minute update.
I love the way it looks, but I’m not used to it yet and catch myself walking over to shut the door several times a day…
Those silver shelf brackets show up with the camera, but in real life, you really can’t see them. Some snowy day I will go over them with a brown marker.
Step #4: Declutter
I decluttered the counter tops by putting away all the extra things that we were no longer using for holiday decorating, cooking, and entertaining guests etc…
Then I added one small new item to freshen things up. An Ivory Farmhouse Hen Canister I found on sale at Pier1. So cute and affordable. I use a lot of white on my kitchen counters to help bring light into the space.
Step #5: Flowers
I added some fresh cut flowers with lots of greens from Trader Joes and a pretty little counter top flowering plant from Home Depot.
You can grab some flowers at your local market or put together an arrangement of your own, either way, I highly recommended doing this. They will help you feel happy when it’s gloomy outside or when the temperatures drop like that are expected to do this week.
Well, there you have it, 5 easy ways to give your kitchen a “pre-spring” update.
Stay warm this week everyone and remember, better weather will come eventually!