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7.23.2011

Summer Decorating in the Kitchen

Oh my goodness, this summer is flying by! We've been working like busy bee's to get projects done and our house more organized. Let's just say that we might have an ENTIRE room FILLED with garage sale items. Now I just need to actually HAVE the garage sale... gah!

Anyway, I wanted to share with everyone some Summer decorating that we've done in this little area of our kitchen. I've been obsessed with pops of fun color lately and wanted to incorporate that into the decor for this space as well, so here's what I came up with. 


Here's a little more info about this summery decor:

* The colorful rug in front of the sink is from Lowe's home improvement store. I snagged it up a few weeks back for about $17.00.

* The aqua mason jar and plate were found at a consignment store for $6.00 and $5.00. I added the "Be Awesome Today" decal with yellow vinyl.

* The greenery and small yellow bird were bought at Tai Pan Trading for about $2.00 a sprig.

* I found the decorative balls at random places. Mostly from Tai Pan, Michaels Craft and Z-Gallery. The white scalloped serving dish they are all in came from Tai Pan too.

* The fleur de lis piece is from the Memorial Day garage sale.

* The lighting fixture is the Ottava light from IKEA.

I'm loving the vibrancy that all these colors bring to this small space and it has definitely come a long way from where it used to be.
 :)

60 comments:

  1. I love the light fixture over the sink but the fleur de lis piece stole my heart. Nice updates!

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  2. I love the color! The rug was a super find! It's amazing what you can find at Lowes.

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  3. Love it! I'm trying to slowly phase out the same color scheme..the reds etc. But its so hard! :)Love the aqua jar, can't find one anywhere! Did you paint the Autumn Haze in there too?
    We recently did the bathrooms that color..L.O.V.E!! :)

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  4. Love how clean it looks..thanks for inspiring!

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  5. Gorgeous! I LOVE the rug and decorative balls! SO summery :)
    Crystal
    HomemakerinHeels.com

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  6. Beautiful~fresh re-do! Where's the champagne...cheers!

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  7. Beautiful and bright!
    Love it!
    BTW I totally have that rug! I got it at Lowes for...wait for it... $6! It was clearanced cheaper when I got to the register, I was so excited.
    Love it all, keep up the awesome work!
    xoxo

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  8. I need that rug in my house! I love it!

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  9. It's gorgeous! I love the pops of color and the white walls make that area look so much brighter, which is always good in a kitchen!

    I laughed when I saw your Be Awesome Today decal, I just made one for our mudroom yesterday. Great minds think alike :)

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  10. Lovely! The rug is so nice, it looks like vintage tile!

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  11. It is so fun! I love the new light and the cute rug!

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  12. It's gorgeous! Such a bright and happy space. Looks right out of a magazine!

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  13. I am SO in love with your whole entire house, but this is stunning!! You have amazing taste and such a talent for decorating! I live here in utah as well, in Herriman area. I would love to meet you sometime! I also wanted to tell you, I am going to attempt your Halloween decor ideas this year as we just bought our first home.

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  14. Oh, and please, please let me know when your garage sell is! I will totally be there!

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  15. I like the new floor :D well done

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  16. I love your kitchen! The new lighting fixture is to die for! Unfortunately, it's not available online, and we don't have an Ikea yet. So, I plan on picking one up when we go to Atlanta in August if I can. Can you please help out a fellow blogger and tell me how you get your pictures to look so gorgeous? I notice how the lighting differs in the "after" shot. It practically glows! Thanks and have a great day!

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  17. LOVE LOVE LOVE these colors!!! Once again girl you nailed it spot on!! Are you sure you don't want to trade homes? :)

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  18. Yeah! i LOVE all the new fresh colors too! Glad you made the change... it looks gReAt!

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  19. Awesome indeed---- and I bet EVERYDAY!

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  20. Looks Great!!! And refreshing!!! I love the light and have been looking at something like that for my son's room. Tai Pan Trading is deadly to my credit card.

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  21. I love your paper towel roll holder. Also, we're phone twins! Fun!

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  22. I'm loving this! I'm hoping to paint and spruce things up around here. I'm inspired even more now. Thanks!

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  23. Beautiful transformation! The turquoise and yellow and green really brighten up the kitchen. Very inspiring!

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  24. I am just amazed at how perfect your home is! You and your husband are both so creative and talented! What a difference your before and after pictures of your kitchen are. Completely gorgeous transformation! Keep the decorating coming.. I love seeing what you have in store for us next!! :)

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  25. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the rug and all of your matching accessories! So cute!!

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  26. It's just beautiful. What a fresh palette! Love.

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  27. That's an amazing transformation! I'm in love with the rug! I may just have to have one, too! You have terrific taste! Looking forward to the craft show!

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  28. So happy and summery. :) When you DO have that garage sale, make sure you let us know. I am so there!

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  29. Oh lovely space!!! I love the before and after picture :) you can see how the change brightens up the whole area!

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  30. I absolutely love how fresh and clean it looks!

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  31. Beautiful, and I love the light fixture and your little rug by the sink....happy weekend, Mariaelena

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  32. Very sunny! I love your light, will check out how you did that. :)! Have a great day!
    Beth

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  33. I am so running to lowes today to see if they have that rug!!! I love it. And it's a good price to keep the hubby happy. :)

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  34. pretty sure i'm running to lowes as soon as possible for that rug! i love it!!!

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  35. I love these bright, fun colors! This just inspired me to do some cheerful sprucing up around my own apartment :)

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  36. So pretty as always!!! I have to say that the before was beautiful and the after is beautiful!!!

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  37. Your photography astounds me! I should have skipped the photography class at EVO and just arranged to come to your house ;) STUNNING. You are amazing!!!

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  38. It looks fabulous!! Love how cheery it looks!

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  39. love...dontcha love how blue and yellow can magically transform any space>??

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  40. Love it! Where did you get that light fixture? I love it very much! Great color scheme!

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  41. I love your windowsill design. It looks so fresh and pretty. Yep, went to TJ on my lunch. Came home with a new white rectangular bowl for fruit. Somehow I see a purchase of a vase and twiggy sticks in my future. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  42. Love it all- especially the rug!!

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  43. Is that a door mat rug or a accent rug or..? Hope to find it here out East -- any hints would be great. Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Hi Shelley, I just found your blog and love all the inspiring ideas and photographs! Can you share the name of the lovely cursive font that you used in your header for the phrase "taking it one space at a time"? Thank you so much!

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  45. Oh my goodness, I love it! The blues and greens go fantastically with the brown cabinets. What a great update!

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  46. I love how happy your kitchen looks! I just LOVE following your blog and seeing all of the cute things that you do to your home!

    Katie
    http://shingdig.blogspot.com/

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  47. LOVE that rug. What's the brand??

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  48. Such a brighter after! Can you share where you got your cabinets {if they weren't already there}? Our kitchen needs an overhaul!!!

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  49. Nice job! I got the same rug at Lowes for $7.50 last week it was the last one. Planing to use it in the spare bedroom:o)

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  50. Your house and your blog is just beautiful! (I've been reading your blog for a few months but never left a comment.) Love seeing all your ideas; keep up the great work!

    ~Michelle :)

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  51. Beautiful! Exactly my favorite colors!

    I just found your site through Stumble and I can't get off of it! haha! Love everything and I can't stop reading. Great blog!!

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  52. Beautiful before, but now, WOW!

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  53. These colors are GORGEOUS! They really do brighten up the space! Now you know why I'm using the same color palette you are! BRIGHT & CHEERY! Btw...my kitchen is currently in a red phase as well, due to my decorating with little chefs. But I'm DEFINITELY going to be getting rid of those so I can go with a bright color scheme instead! Also...I'm starting to see a bird theme going on in your kitchen area! lol Super cute though!

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  54. I LOVE your rug!! where did you get it? Our kitchen colors are turquoise and green and have been looking for a fun rug!

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