Saturday, March 19, 2011

What I've done with my Salvation Army Finds!!

I know I promised to show y'all what I did with some of my thrift store finds ages ago. 
I finally got around to cleaning and decorating the kitchen!  This is is where I put a good portion of them.
Here are the kitchen "before" pictures.
Beware!!!  LOTS of clutter.  While I was recuperating, things got a bit out of control!

Most of my "treasures" have just been thrown up on top of the cupboards, waiting for me to do something with them.

Above the sink.  More junk just thrown up there.

My most recent and favorite find, the Red Rooster!

I LOVE my curtains!

Pot rack out of my old shop.  We brought it with from our old house.  It really helps free up cupboard space.

Messes and clutter, this is what I woke up to.

We don't have a liquor cabinet, and this has been sitting here since we moved 1.5 yrs ago.

So here is the AFTER!!
I moved all the magnets to the side of the fridge so they don't dominate the kitchen. There is a HUGE void above the fridge, and I am not sure if I should just leave it alone, or if I should add something. 

The lamp came out of a resale shop, and my hubby replaced the "guts" for me.  The shade it too big :(  I think I need to look for another one at Hobby Lobby.  But you get the idea.  My cookbook stand came from the Community Thrift store, and my Cheese cloche and pears are all thrifty finds.

More community thrift finds.  We boxed up all the other clutter, until we purchase or RE-purpose a liquor cabinet of sorts.

My Dad's carnival glass...I end up making compromises to keep the peace ;)

I found the large platter like this one at the Salvation Army, then found this small one at TJ MAX!  I was in disbelief when I realized that the one I found at the Salvation Army was brand new!!!

Beaded grapes from pier one in the middle dish, also from the community thrift store.  I will need to use this in a vignette someday.

This is sooo much better than before, doncha think?

Here is the LARGE platter from the Salvation Army, and my Community Thrift rooster!

I am not crazy about how it looks above the cabinets right now...It needs something.  What do you think?

Clean counter-tops!! 

Please, ignore the bubble in the laminate counter-top that is on my hunny-do list.

Both topiary and the fruit basket are from the Community Thrift store.  I love the way it looks filled with apples!

As you can see, I have been a busy girl!  The kitchen still needs some tweaking, but it came a long way since I woke up this morning. 

I know I need greenery in my house/kitchen, but what else is it  missing to make it look more polished and put together?  I am always looking for suggestions, from all you wonderful and talented homemakers.

Blessings!  <3 Paula