I **flipping** **LOVE** my new kitchen!
I started with a picture out of a magazine, royal blue, white and red accents. Then I went to Joanne Fabrics to see what they had in the way of blue, white and red and totally fell in love with the fabric I used. So I scrapped my plan and decided to go for a sort of Moroccan cafe feel. Not including my new stove, we spent about $300-$325 for the re-do. My budget (stove not included) was $500. So I feel pretty damn good! The most expensive elements were the fabric/fabric essentials: $110. Paint: $90. And those Moroccan wind chimes set me back another $60. $35 for the new knobs on the cabinets. Most everything else, we had on hand.
Table and chairs I dragged out of different rooms. The "table skirt", which happens to be my FAVORITE element, came from two thrifted sheers for $2. I hacked them in half and hung half in the window and the frilly half I secured around the table. The chairs I painted with spray paint and the red fabric on the seat cover is some leftover from my dining room chairs.
Pretty stove. Clean stove. Bigger stove. Happy mama.
I had two crocks sitting on the counter that I didn't want to get rid of. For one, they're big and hard to store. And two, I actually USE them. This one I use for sauerkraut come summertime, so I opted to just wrap my fabric around the crock and pin in the back. The other crock, located on the opposite side of the kitchen, is "glued" and "wallpapered". I used water from boiled rice, soaked the fabric and then molded it to the crock. The rice water acts as a super strong starch, holding the fabric in place/in shape.
Love, love, LOVE my new fabric! I debated back and forth with myself, should I get the fabric I like best or stick with my original plan. Ultimately, the fact that this fabric was discontinued sealed the deal for me. I knew I'd be sad and sorry if I didn't snatch it up.