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6.17.2011

Everyday Kitchen Shelves, Breakfast Nook Before and After & New Summer Do

{Please Excuse Me...}

...While I figure out, WHERE THE HECK this week has gone!?!?...

Really.  I woke up thinking it was Wednesday.  Nope.  It's Friday, alright.
I've been up to my ears in projects.  LOTS of projects!!!  I've been organizing, decorating, caulking, and more!  I feel like I either have to focus on my Kids and Blog, or Kids and Projects.  And this week, the Kids and Projects won :)  But that's okay, because it means I get to do Kids and Blog, next week!

I'll leave you with a little something I've been working on.  You know my, usually holiday shelves in the kitchen?  Well, if I get one more email asking me what they look like, now that the holidays are up... I might scream... hee hee, jk.
Really... as of about a week ago, I still had Valentines Day decor up... no joke.  So I headed out to find some inexpensive "everyday decor" that I could keep up for the non-holiday months to come.
Here's what I've got so far...


I'm still debating on how to fill the space on the top shelf, and what to do with those adorable little IKEA pots, but I thought I'd show you my progress and direction.

I found these cute white pitchers at Tai Pan Trading for $2.97 each.  Along with the yellow flowers for $1.97 a piece. (I put three sprigs in each)

The vintage birdcage pictures I found at Down to Earth, at Gardner Village.  They were normally $20 each, but I got them 30% off, during their big annul sale.  

Ooo!  and also, we got a new light above our kitchen table!!!
I talked about it on facebook a few weeks back, but I don't think I mentioned it here.
We picked this one up from Home Depot for about $90.00.  I love the shape of the shades, and the lines of the actual chandelier.  I thought it was very "Restoration Hardware looking", and at an AWESOME price!

Like I said...I'm not totally finished decorating yet... but for now, it's a good start to some everyday, simple, Ballard Design inspired, clutter free,
(and Valentines decor free) shelves :)

I mean... ANYTHING is better then how this space looked before...Remember?
:)  .... Oh man, I love a good before and after...


Ooo, speaking of before and afters... I got a new-do for the "Summa' Tum"
(as Aubri likes to say) hee hee.  I swear that girl sounds British sometimes. lol.
Miss Mindy blond-ed me up and cut me short!  I love it!
It was actually pretty funny, when I posted on FB that I was getting me hair done, one of my readers said,
"Didn't you JUST get hair extensions???" haha!
Yup.  But you must know something about me:
I change my hair, like I change my decor...
with the seasons
:)

Happy Friday!

50 comments:

  1. Your Hair is SMOKIN' HOT! Love it! And I too still have Valentines up in my kitchen too! Glad I am not the only one!

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  2. I've had five babies and swallowed waaay too many pre-natal pills to cut my hair!

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  3. Your dining area looks so light and airy now...and I am seriously coveting those birdcage pics! Wonderful job!
    Love the new haircut too! Have a great weekend!

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  4. Love the look of your hair Fab!!!Of course I love the short hair look ;)!

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  5. Wow, Shelly, I don't know what looks more amazing, you or that kitchen of yours!!! Seriously, everything looks great. What an amazing Kitchen Before an After. It's amazing what a new coat of paint and lighting can do to a room. I love it!!!

    Have a great weekend!!!

    Karen

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  6. Gorgeous picture of your kitchen nook...but even more gorgeous of YOU...love your hair!!!

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  7. I think that your new 'do is absolutely adorable! When are we going to hang out...I miss my Shelley :)

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  8. Love the new light, love love LOVE your new hair! You look gorgeous!

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  9. Adorable cut! Can I make a suggestion on the shelves? Take on of the pics and put it on the left corner of the top shelf in front of the frame and take the flowers on the bottom shelf and move them up, take the little pots and move them down and leave other picture on bottom but center it. I say all of this in the kindest way, I promise! xoxo

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  10. What ... I'm first? Sweet! Love the look of your nook and adore the short, uber blonde! Looks amazing.

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  11. Love your chandy and everyday shelves and your hair (and you!) are too cute!

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  12. I love your hair. The blonder the better. The shelves look good to. I love Tai Pan and Gardner Village. Whenever I'm in Utah visiting family we make it a point to get there.

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  13. Love the decor and that hair cut is fabulous!

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  14. Love the nook but I think I love your new 'do even more! Fabulous!

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  15. SUPER CUTE HAIR!! Ok Shelley I think you need to do a post about the eye shadows and lip stick you wear...You always look soooo Glam!

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  16. Your kitchen nook looks great & your new do is very cute!! LOVE!

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  17. Your hair looks fabulous, as do your shelves!

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  18. I love the shelf and your new "DO" is fantastic!! Happy Summer.

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  19. How's it going with the eyelashes????.. the fact that I even remember this givne all that goes on in my life is a sad sad thing.. but what can I say...

    Maddie

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  20. I love the yellow blossoms! I may have to get some of those. Also, your hair is fabulous!

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  21. that before and after really shows the power of paint...beatiful!! Love the new do too!

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  22. Your hair looks too cute, awesome cut and color! Love your shelves in your kitchen. I forget, did you make them or did you buy them? I have the perfect wall to do the same thing. Love how simple you've decorated them. Simple is good sometimes :)
    Have a great weekend

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  23. Lovely work! Your hair is beautiful!

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  24. You look gorgeous! Love your hair!

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  25. Oh, you're lookin' like one hot mama! :)

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  26. Everything looks great! Love how light, bright and airy it feels. Your hair looks adorable, too!

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  27. Girl, you look gorgeous. LOVE the new do. And the kitchen. As always. :)

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  28. I LOVE the white pitchers, nice deal and super cute! Man I love that store! As for the hair...I'm SO hatin' you right now! You ALWAYS have the cutest hair. Happy Friday to you too:)

    Jennie {Cinnaberry Suite}

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  29. please tell me where you got the shelves??! I have been looking everywhere for some like that. Kristen

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  30. LOVIN' your new do! And your new shelf decor!
    jen

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  31. You're a hot mama Shelly!! and your decor is fabulous, as always:) Happy Summer!!

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  32. Your haircut is gorgeous! I love it a bunch!!

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  33. Your hair looks great! I love the cut. If I go short I'll gonna have to take your picture to the hair stylist with me! The dining room looks so fresh and clean!

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  34. Okay, so I didn't think the before pictures were too bad, but the after pictures are so calming and clean and beautiful. I love the colors!

    PS the hair looks great!

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  35. WOW! What a before and after!! I LOVE the pitchers too! AND your hair cut!!! FABULOUS!!! You look GORGEOUS MAMMA! :)

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  36. Love your blog, just found you via Pinterest. I was wondering which of the colours on your paint chart is the kitchen/dining area painted in the blue or the upward grey shade?

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  37. so did you just get those pitchers? I've been looking for some exactly like that and i live RIGHT NEXT to Tai Pan!

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  38. Perfect do for summer! You have such a pretty face and great smile, I think you could rock anything!

    Megan

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  39. First of all, LOVe the light I saw that this weekend at Lowes and loved it. It looks AMAZING in your space. I love the before and after. You are so talented. Lastly, the new 'do' is adorable...just like you! :)

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  40. I love the simplicity of the area, it looks clean and fresh.

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  41. Please oh please...could Miss Mindy send me step-by-step instructions for a getting such a fabulous shade of blonde? I need to take those instructions to the salon!

    You look fabulous!

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  42. *sigh of relief* Thanks for admitting that I'm not the only one who leaves holiday decorations up way too long! lol! Your hair looks AMAZING! You are gorgeous!

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  43. Love the new hair - you're so gorgeous!! And I love the new nook! I did a similar take using a white pitcher and yellow flowers too. And I'm not sure if you remember me asking about that font you use a lot... but that is what I wanted it for... my "bloom"! See my post here http://racksandmooby.blogspot.com/2011/04/another-take-2.html :)

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  44. Hey there!! I know I'm a little late to the party, but if you see this, can you let me know about the moss wreath? I'm thinking you probably made it and I'd love to know how!!
    Love your house and love the blog!!

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  45. I love your dinning room. What is the name of the blue paint? I am having a hard time picking a blue that I like.

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  46. L♥VE ...... where did you get your rug under your kitchen table?
    THANKS a bunch

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  47. Just came across this post via Pinterest. Where are the dining room chairs from? Thanks

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  48. Man, what a great improvement! I love the bright, fresh feel of the new wall color.

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