Friday, February 20, 2009

The longest ten minutes of my life...

Okay, so I decided to take the challenge of the Nester. Am I the only one who couldn't stop and take 'after' pictures ten minutes into the game? Not that I'm complaining because I love the outcome. It's amazing what a little challenge will do for a room. My favorite part of the makeover was the top of the refrigerator. I bought the large piece at a garage sale and decided to spray paint it black because it was very ugly as silver and gold. It now has a perfect home. Here's my cluttered and messy kitchen before...







And, after about an HOUR and Ten minutes work...my nice and very clean kitchen.




I cleared off the appliances that I rarely use...now I have clean counter tops and a clear stove. Why haven't I done this before now???








I spray painted this large candle holder black, and added this vase and potpourri


This has to be my absolute favorite part...no more remote control airplanes and helicopters on top of the refrigerator! I love this piece hanging on the wall above the refrigerator! And to think it's been sitting in my hall closet since I bought it last Saturday from a garage sale. I spray painted it black, and sandpapered the edges a bit to make it seem a little aged.

For the record, I hate this wallpaper, but since we are just renting at the present, that's not in the plans to be changed. I'll just disguise it the best as possible. Thanks for stopping in...

9 comments:

southerninspiration said...

I seriously LOVE that piece over the refrigerator!!! Where did you get it? I can think of seven places I could hang that! Love the fruit of your labors!!

Suzanne

To The Moon and Back said...

Love what you did above the refrigerator!

Joy said...

That architectural piece looks wonderful! I love it in black. It really makes a statement.

Audrey said...

I LOVE the piece you have over your refrigerator! Beautiful!!

Audrey @ A Gathering Place

Carol Kennon said...

The piece over my refrigerator I bought at a garage sale this past Saturday for $5.00, much to my husbands dismay who thought it was junk! I put a coat of black spray pain on it and loved it.

Crafty Niche said...

Looks great! And the piece over the fridge is beautiful!

Sara said...

I love that piece about the fridge!

Monica said...

Hey Carol,first thing I did when I got back in town was come look at your before and after pics.Love Love Love that piece over the fridge!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

That piece is lovely - I think it makes the whole room! Here's to hoping it stays this way!