Monday, April 30, 2012

Snapshots of Home {Eat-In Kitchen}

Here we are at the second installment of 
Snapshots of Home.

Last time, I showed you our 

Today it's all about the 
eat-in kitchen.

We had a formal dining room, but it was transformed into a playroom/office. 
Tis life!

So this room, I ADORE. 
Its one of the places in the house I consider finished.

But really, all credit goes to that table.

My parents bought it as a desk for my Mom. It was $25 from a restaurant closing out and selling off their stuff. They painted it white and then a while later discovered it was too big for the space (as a desk). 
It got handed down to MOI! 
I am eternally thankful.

The black shelves (IKEA LACK), although I don't love them (because they are a pain to hang, and always droop and need fixing) but they are nice and practical.
The baskets (from Canadian Tire, $4 each) serve each their own purpose as a catch-all.
Whether its treats, chips, coloring or craft supplies...its all up there, and more importantly, out of kiddies reach!

These are my latest additions.
The plates were a gift from my bestie who knew they'd be perfect for the space.
The wire wall folder holder was from Winners for only $14.99.
We've been using them for school books and paper that needs to hang around.

This is a printable I got from Wonder Forest

This has actually moved since I took these photos...
its new from Winners and is painted wood for a measly $25.

Nobody puts baby in the corner.
Unless he mucks his hands on everybody possible within arms reach.
Then he gets put in the corner.

The EAT letters were $2 on clearance at Superstore.

One reader (*ahem* Courtenay) asked for more details following my Living Room post.

First up, these little beauties.

(Doilies are from Michaels)

The entertainment unit is actually a really cheap-o laminate wood from Superstore that I kinda hate, but it works and tries to look its best!
It was $60 and I switched some of the side shelves out for baskets, found at Canadian Tire.

This shelf that many of you have written to say you love, was a gift from my parents. They got it at an end of season sale at a garden center. I believe somewhere around $15. I ADORE it. It came in the gorgeous grey too. 

My parents, painted theirs white to match their space:

Thats all!!


Courtenay@Creek Line House said...

Hey! That's my name! I love that we shop at all the same places. Your Canadian Tire baskets look excellent up there and I love the little bit of farmyness you have going on in the kitchen. I'm loving this series. You are just such a good little accessorizer!

Rachel Shipley said...

I adore your kitchen!!! Its gorgeous!! you have such great and thrifty finds :)

Jenni Austria Germany said...

this kitchen is amazing. great job.

Kimi's Getting Skinny ! said...

Love it!!
Love it!!
Love it!!

Mark and Tara said...

Booo....I bought the EAT letters at full price! $10 haha! Still a deal :)

Meghann said...

Nice! Its come a looooong way since we were there and Thomas hung those middle squares!!! :) Now start house decor hunting for me. I'll even let you blog about it ;)

Krystal said...

that is a beautiful space! I love the shelf with all the baskets and you artwork is beautiful! Love it all! Great job!

Jackie@ Saltbox House 5 said...

Love!! Is Winners a Canadian place only? And a Superstore? They both sound like placed I'd love! I like how you put baskets up high on a shelf, I may have to try that!

Rachael said...

Super cute. I love the shelf and baskets, great use of that space. Nice work!

My White Elephant said...

You have a lovely kitchen space. My favorite thing about it are the long shelves that really give the area more storage space. Great ideas!

Garage Sales R Us said...

I love your house! It's so cute!!!!!! I am stopping by from the catch a glimpse link party and I am a new follower! I blog over at check us out when you get a chance!

diana said...

Wow, that table is really gorgeous, and it goes so well with the black chairs. I really, really like your kitchen!

Kath said...

I love this room Sarah...the baskets up high are genius! too bad all my kids are as tall as I am, or taller! Love the look of the whole room!

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

That whole kitchen wall is great. Such cute decor. Really like the flowers, so lush and pretty =) Super score on the table. It's a classic!

Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage said...

Beautiful kitchen!

Chase the Star said...

I love this room! I also have a dark grey eat in kitchen! My favorite is the white table with black chairs, and your parents got a DEAL! Really great job! I'm a new GFC follower!

I'm co-hosting the link party with Lines Across and I would love it if you would stop by and share, if you haven't already. Hope to see you there!

Barbara @ Chase the Star

Cap Creations said...

What a great space! Cool that you were able to put mom's table to good use! Love the wire holder too.

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