Have you ever NOT been in love with something in your home and then move it, and then, you are in love again?
I got this really awesome shelf from a friend of my family. I have not done a great job of taking before pictures. But, it was a great quality shelf, real wood. It was just red. Just a little bit of Kilz and some black paint, and bam. Totally awesome.
I also did not take a before picture of this area of my kitchen. It was totally ok before, but nothing really special. I had a rod iron shelf that held a bunch of, well, crap. I had a basic dry erase calendar on the wall, and dog dishes on the floor.
But NOW, it's my most favorite place in the whole house. And it's not even done yet!!!
Here is the before of where I had the black and tan blocks as decor. They were too spread out for that big wall. So, they just looked out of place.
I didn't really know what I wanted to put on this shelf, but I had a bunch of dishes and plates that I got for my wedding that were shoved in a cabinet. For an apartment, I really do have alot of cabinet space. But things were getting piled against each other. My mom and I thought, they would be great for display. Now, I have a space for them!
I also received all of these aprons as wedding/engagement gifts. The black one in the middle was from my awesome friend Karen on the night I got engaged. It says, "Mrs. Whitehead.." the first thing with my new name. And now, people can see it! The other two aprons are kid sized, one for Sophia and one for Jordan, the I got as wedding gifts. Jordan never wore his, so now it will be for Sophia and Avery.
I have a million ideas of what I want to do on the top of this shelf, but I haven't decided completely yet. I am so excited, my home is actually becoming something that is not just a bunch of mismatched, space filling, decor and furniture. AWESOMENESS!!