A little kitchen update

So, I’ve told you about the red appliances that I feel in love with and couldn’t resist. And I’ve told you about the kitchen art that I inspired you with (I hope). Well now it’s time to show you how these two elements work together in my kitchen. Ta da!

Excuse the cup of tea on the counter but in my house there is always a cup of tea around. I love tea! Anywho, don’t you think the combination of my new red kettle and toaster AND kitchen art is amazing. I was like “wow! this is really my kitchen!”. I love the injection of colour. And those canvasses. I can’t believe I did them myself. Wow! I should really do some outdoor art along these lines but on wood. I can picture it, can you? Okay so now back to the topic at hand. I wanted to change my countertops to a very light grey but the wood looks so nice with the red I think I might stick with it. For now.

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Picture Picture on the Wall

A few years ago, I went to my cousin’s house for a visit. It was the first time Vince and I had been to visit her and her hubby in their new home. They have a beautiful old home with high ceilings and the most amazing wood details. Things I would love to have in my home. People with more modern boxy homes like myself have to add those details by scouring antique stores to find old wooden treasures (at a decent price)that add character to a home.

Anyway, to cut a (very) long story short, when we were served tea in their lounge with oh-so-gorgeous old hardwood floors, yummy, I couldn’t help but notice one glaringly UGLY painting on the wall. And when I say ugly, it was uuuuuggggllly. A lizard of some sort with bulging eyes. It was so ugly and I told my cousin so, I just couldn’t help myself, it just slipped out of my mouth. Vince just gave me a look as if to say “Did you really? Really?”. Well I did and she wasn’t offended. She thought it was ugly too. So being the great cousin that I am, I offered to take the ugly lizard home to make him more beautiful. So I made him more beautiful by making him disappear completely. I started to paint with no idea of what I was going to do, and then it suddenly came to me. Here is a tiny glimpse of what I have planned for this amazing work of art.

As you can see there is a lot of texture and detail involved. It should keep me busy for a while but I will post a pic of the complete artwork. 🙂

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