AfterI love having some open shelving for displaying our vintage kitchenware to keep our tiny kitchen as cheerful as possible. I've recently changed out a few things that keep this space feeling fresh.
I spray painted the frame that holds Sebastian's artwork and changed out the acid green rack with a natural wood rack in a larger size. It feels much easier on the eye in an already crowded space as this is directly across from our washer and dryer.
I used to have the mugs displayed on the rack and everything was limited to three or four colors but I've since added in some pink and replaced the hanging mugs with our vintage pots. (The rest were in the dishwasher waiting for a full load!) I think the pink and brown mix well and soften things up a bit. It's a more casual set up that has an affect on the way I feel when I'm drinking my coffee in the morning.
We got rid of the kitchen cart and bought a hookup dishwasher that slides over in it's place. It's ugly so it doesn't get to be in the picture. I moved the microwave to the corner of the counter top and gave the faux vintage radio to my MIL as it was too hard to find NPR without dealing with super loud static popping in your ear. The teal vintage chair is in Sebastian's room but we keep one in here so he can help me pour and mix muffin batter.
I'm a firm believer that your environment can affect your mood which is why I like to change things up a little here and there as time passes. I obviously don't want a million holes in my walls so I look to rearrange things that work within the limitations that present themselves. I also like the challenge of working mostly with things you already have and adding as you go on a budget. Most of my home decor was picked up from the flea market or a local thrift store and given a little TLC. The biggest challenge these days is just keeping it picked up!
Have you made any changes in your home this year? Do you go all out and switch things up with the seasons or enjoy the comfort of things always looking the same?