Tuesday, 29 April 2008

What I have been up to and the letter K

Well I can't believe how long it has been since my last post. I thought that when I gave up my second job I would have more time on my hands, now I am wondering where I ever found the time to go to work. I have been so busy repainting my lounge room, cleaning up the vegie garden, making a scrapbook for my father in laws 60th and making this for a family members daughters christening.
So here is K finally which is for -
Kitchen, well it is really the kitchen and the family room combined. I love the colours in these rooms they are so bright, cheery and fun (Ok so it might be a bit too bright and cheery for some but we love it.) A couple of years ago these two rooms were very traditional country dark green and burgundy, but then I found this in a store I knew it was perfect for us as Paul and the boys like to collect model cars, it sparked a whole new look.

This glass roseball (sorry the photo is fuzzy but since it is made out of glass it is hard to photograph) was Paul's grandmothers it gave me the inspiration to use red roses in here

like this -

I found this print at one of our local discount warehouses, the colours are just perfect for this room and I love the way the down light highlights it at night.

This rack was from the previous traditional country makeover, I just painted it white and found some red pots.
I do love scrapbooking but I also love to hang photos on the walls that way you get to see them every day.

This was one of my latest finds, doesn't Betty Boop just fit in perfectly. My in laws are going to the States in a couple of months and they are going to see if they can find something to go on the opposite side can't wait to see what they find.

Although the kitchen bench, cupboards and appliances all need replacing and there are still some things that are unfinished I can't help but be happy in here.


Cheers,


20 comments:

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Linda the red looks so fantastic ! I absolutely love it. You have such a great style, everything just flows and it looks so cheery and comfy.
Betty Boop is just the best! you gotta love her.

Hugs,
Shann

julia said...

That's be a room I could while away many hours in!
In my opinion you can never be too bright! Love all the red in your kitchen, it figures a lot in ours too.
Julia x

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Linda! Have missed you in blogland, but it sounds like you've been very productive, so you're excused! Love the red/green combo - our lounge and hallway are a slighty lighter shade of the same green and I have lots of red cushions and accents - altho I wasn't allowed to have the red feature wall I wanted - still pushing for that when we carry the colour through to the dining room!! Oooooh! And thanks for adding me to your list of fave places to visit!! How flattering!!! Are you going to the Craft Show this week?? I AM!! YAY!! Bear Hugs! KRIS (Tag Along Teddies)

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

You are so sweet to do so much for so many! What a beautiful gift!

I LOVE the colors of your rooms! I think the two look beautiful together!

Hugs,
Amy

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

You are so sweet to do so much for so many! What a beautiful gift!

I LOVE the colors of your rooms! I think the two look beautiful together!

Hugs,
Amy

Deb said...

My daughter Kate LOVES Betty Boop too. What fun rooms.

Natasha Burns said...

sounds like you've been a busy bee! love the clock and your kitchen is fabulous, the green and red together look great!

Siobhan said...

Hi Linda,

Well, I have to say...I would be feeling pretty happy in there too if I were you! The colours you have are nice bright, cheery ones!
Well done.

Siobhan

Kari & Kijsa said...

Love all the red! Everything looks fabulous!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Kerryanne English said...

Hi Linda,

Well...the letter K didn't disappoint. What a bright and cheery kitchen. I bet your guests always hang out in the kitchen too.

Hugs,
Kerryanne

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Linda....LOVE LOVE the colours and everything in you "K" Kitchen, gee I think I've missed a few of your posts, I've got a bit of catching up to do.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Linda, I am in love with your red and green kitchen! It is just so fun and welcoming!
Penny

Joy said...

Linda, Thanks for visiting my blog. Your kitchen looks like a fun place to be. My son and boys would drool if they saw your gas pump---they would each want one.

Ragged Roses said...

Hello again. I think your kitchen looks fab, love the colours.
Kimx

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

It looks great...especially the raspberry! The A-Z of your home is just FABULOUS!!!!!!!

M

Rue said...

Hi Linda :)

Thank you so much for coming by!

I love the colors of your kitchen and I can understand why you would be so happy in there :) The soft green and the bold red are perfect together.

Thank you for understanding about me turning down the TV thing :)

Have a beautiful day,
rue

Cathy said...

Linda, I adore Betty Boop. She is wild. How fun....

Thank you for stopping by and enjoying my blog.

xoxo
Cathy

Marja Kristiina said...

Linda, I LOVE these colors in spite of the fact that my home is so much more pale. They make everything look happy and joyous! The light is so different in your country that such bright coloring looks simply fab!

Take care!

Susan Tuttle said...

Such beautiful photos from your home - I just love the red and green combos! - fabulous!

It was great to read your comment about your adventures!

Susan

Herbgirl said...

Hi Linda.....Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a nice comment so I could find your blog!I really love your kitchen as I am a 'color' person too. The earlobe info you left on an earlier post is so interesting too. I am an optician so all day long I am checking how people's glasses fit around their ears and I have never really paid attention to the earlobes but now I will be paying attention to them to see what kind each person has!!!!, Mandy