Sunday, October 19, 2008


Ok, sorry I'm a day late, spent yesterday doing small jobs around the house and time just got away from me. So, onto the kitchen...the above picture as I'm sure you can is my table all ready for Fall. I just put a ceramic pumpkin in a bowl and added a pip berry wreath.
This is my counter top at the moment..this is the area that I really need to buy other stuff for. I like the shredder and the jars on there, but everything else can go when I find new stuff. I would like some small crocks, etc. for this area, but I have to use what I have at the moment. I also plan on replacing these counter tops and adding beadboard back splash in the future.
My bowl rack, it still needs a prim towel hanging from it, but I don't have an extra one.
Above my sink. The light I bought from Factory Direct Crafts, they have lots of prim items for really good prices.
One side of the cabinet above the sink. Looking to replace the star with something more prim eventually.
The other side of the cabinets above the sink.
Shelf that I need to make-over, will probably paint it red. Can you see the little ghost peeking out from beneath the tree?? I sent away for him and his little friends when I was a teenager and I'm amazed that I still have them, don't have much from when I was growing up.
My quilt ladder that dh made me years ago and my shaker boxes. Do you think I should paint the ladder???
My china hutch, nothing fancy. Would love a new prim one, but until that happens I have to use this one. This is on my list of items to make-over. Planning on painting this red with the inside being tan. I'm also working on filling it with Pfaltzgraff Folk Art dishes, one piece at a time.
Candle box I redid and a Fall sampler I did last year.

This is above my stove as you can see. I'm not sure I like this arrangement though. I would prefer to have the tin barn stars and use these heavy cast iron ones somewhere else, but I don't have any. What do you all think of this area?
That concludes my poor wanna be prim kitchen.


Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I love what you are doing with your home, everything is so neat and clean looking!
Myself I'd paint the ladder black, no surprise there:)
You and I have the same china cabinet and you have did a wonderful job of making it prim, I like the idea of barn red and creme:)
Love the bowls on the side of your kitchen cabinet too!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

I love it all! And I was happily surprised to see that you are collecting the Folk Art dishes! Me too! Aren't they awesome?
I think you are doing great bringing prim into your home. It does take time to get the things we want. There are still lots of things I want too, but I have to be pateint as time and budget allow.
I am giving you a big thumbs up on everything! Can't wait to see more!

CozyCoops Corner said...

Everything looks great ! You have some great prim things. I love the light you have over your kitchen sink. I think I would paint the ladder black to.:-)

Barb said...

Wow, Debbi! It's not a poor kitchen wanna be in the least. It's looking wonderful. My computer monitor shows everything so dark, so I couldn't tell which hanging light you got from Factory Direct. I love those hanging lights. Everything is coming together so great in your home:)

Debbi said...

Thank you ladies. I was thinking black for the ladder too, but I was worried it would take away from the quilts. Barb, that picture with the light did come out dark, and my flash is not working so I couldn't get it lighter. But if you click on he pic it will make it bigger and then maybe you can see it better.

Wendy said...

Your home is looking so wonderfully prim!! I too would paint the ladder black then distress it! I love the light over your sink it looks great there!:0) Have a great day!~Wendt

My*Prim*Cottage said...

I love you!! You have wallpaper in your kitchen!!! I do too! Most of the pics I see of kitchens don't have it. I live in a house that is really old and has those old plaster walls...hard to fix without completely tearing the walls out and starting over...uh no. Can't even think about that! Anyway, I love wallpaper! Your kitchen is so cute and I love all of your stitcheries! I need to do some. I have the patterns, I just need to do them! I am adding u to my blog list, I love it! Take care! ~Beth~

marnie said...

Your kitchen is looking good! I love the bowls on the side of your kitchen cabinet...might steal that idea from you. :)
Your collection of Folk Art dishes is growing nicely.
Thanks for letting me visit with you.

Dawn said...

I love your pictures you shared. Love the sampler over your sink. dawn

Debbi said...

Beth, I love the wallpaper in my kitchen and it cost to much to rip it down now. When we bought this house the kitchen had dark 70's paneling on the walls, so to cover it up I put up wallpaper. You would never know there is paneling underneath it.

Katy said...

I love it!!! All your decorations are just perfect!!! Thank you so much for sharing the pics with us!

Cindy said...

Hi Debbie,
I just found your blog through Rondell at Tomatoe Creek Prims blog and I love how you decorate your home. I'm also trying to put more prim decor into my home. I love the bowls and other items that you have put on the side of you kitchen cabinets. I now want to do that to mine.
I have a blog through wordpress, but have an email account through I'm glad that I am able to leave you a message as I love your blog.
I'll be back often to visit.