Little Kitchen Nook

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At Home, Favorite Things, From the Heart, Home decor, In the Kitchen, Projects

For the last two weeks I’ve done very little on the house. I decorated for Christmas and that really helped me feel like I was at home. We had a big Birthday party for Emma, and Steve was home for a few days. I can’t lie, it’s been nice doing very little.

Everyday I try to do one thing in the direction of completing the house. Monday, I baked some cookies, the first ones I’ve ever made here. Tuesday, I unloaded the last boxes in Steve’s office, and yesterday I finally painted the desk in the kitchen nook.

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This is the space where the desk is. I’ve chosen to leave these shelves open and have filled them up with cook books, cooking magazines and teapots.  I drew some flowers on the desk and planned to paint them. The penciled in drawings have been there since July.

A long time ago I used to paint on my walls and in my house but haven’t done it for years. (With exception to Emma’s wishing tree) I just really wanted to add something on this desk. The side piece of wood needs to be put down before I can wallpaper, but I can’t put it down until I get the glass top set in, and I can’t set it in until I paint the design. So, that’s what I did.

Disclaimer: I’m not a pen and paint artist. I’ve taken one art class in Jr. High, and it’s not a skill I would ever brag about. I can, however draw a flower… So that’s what I did. I just drew on some flowers and painted them, then I colored on them with sharpies and colored pencils. I love the end result, but I’m not sure I want it here. I am however, leaving it for now. The design will be covered with a glass top.

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I wasn’t too thrilled with the dragonfly but Emma said it was her favorite part, so I’ll take it.

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Maybe it’s too cutesie, maybe I don’t care. Either way, it’s going to look pretty cute when this wall paper is behind it.

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What I have to keep reminding myself is that we are planning on being here for a very long time. I can do whatever I want here, and whatever I do can be re-done. Nothing is forever. What I like about this addition is that it reminds me of a girl I used to be, living a life I really liked of making, and baking, and having babies. I’ve lived a ton of life since I’ve had anything like this in my house.  I’m old now, but my heart is still the same. This will remind me of that.

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