This is what it looked like before, very plain. I really hadn't done anything with it. It was functional and that is about it. It was too much work to paint, since I'd have to re-paint it back to white when I moved, so I never did anything to it.
And here it is after. I must say, after using this chalkboard for months, that I absolutely loved it. I use it to write notes for Dad, last minute to do items, inspirational sayings, holiday messages and just about everything. If you are making a chlakboard, I would recommend that you do a large one like this one. Anything smaller or shorter, wouldn't work as well.
Let's get cooking shall we. In my kitchen, I try not to use unhealthy pots and pans...no teflon, no aluminum, etc. My pots and pans are stainless steel.
My kitchen even looks pretty when I am cooking. I love the stainless steel with the pretty green paint color. Looks very fresh.
Here is a view of the kitchen looking out into my living room. This is the before photo.
And this is the after photo. I used the lamp for task lighting but I was able to replace the lamp with the chandelier for task lighting. On this side of the room, I had a crystal clock, again keeping with the vintage theme. I also used some vintage glass dishes to store yeast and salt for breadmaking. The white sugar bowl is from my fine bone china set; it's Spode Mansard. I love that pattern as much today as when I purchased it. I also think the glass dishes are more interesting than if I purchased a modern set of three matching bowls/dishes. And definitely, much prettier.
Here is a close up of the polished nickel towel bar.
To complete my kitchen makeover, I added a monogram to my dust pan. It's the same Edwardian script font that I used for my soap dish and for the "Bon Appetit" lettering. I already had the black and white broom. Who says housework needs to be boring?
Here it is hanging in my laundry room. I loved seeing the monogram when I opened the door.
And that completes my apartment kitchen makeover...
One last look!
Linking to: Delightful Order Inspiring Thursday Party, My Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday, Just a Girl Show and Share Day.