Monday, August 23, 2010

Retro, baby!

I talked my daughter into doing her kitchen retro style, baby!  It is cute beyond belief for a young, hip, with-it kind of gal!  HER kitchen is all about style cuz I don't think she ever uses it for cooking!

We drove 3 hours there and back TWICE for this cart cuz little miss indecisive couldn't commit the first day we saw it.  But now . . . totally worth it!

Kinda worried me for a minute when she wanted this baby scale!  But it was so the right color and now she can weigh all her junkmail!  Lovely grey tiles on the walls but it's a rental and there is only so much you can do.

Like when all the cabinet handles are an icky, coppery color.  There are about 30 little cupboard doors so buying new just wasn't feasible.  So we grabbed the Modge Podge and some pretty turquoise and red paper and decopauged each one!

(Uh, yeah.  No photography awards for these pics!)

I guess the obsession with scales is hereditary.  I think she literally grabbed this one out of my hands!  I better start counting mine cuz they may start to be kidnapped from my house and kept for ransom in her's!  She is known to put sticky notes on the things she wants from my house just in case something happens to me.  Nice to know that at least my junk is appreciated!

Round two of tomato canning is about to commence so gotta run.

Now, go do something that makes you happy!


Jeanette said...

So cute, I especially love the the cabinet handles!

Susanne said...

So funny about the sticky notes. My Granma was always telling us to put our name on something every time we visited.

Linda said...

Love the look, Connie~ so great you have fun together!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Great look... the cabinet handles are so cute!!! Blessings~~~ Daphne

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Never would have thought to decoupage the knobs...fabulous idea! And I like that tile a lot... Happy Tuesday. ~~

Craftymoose Crafts said...

The cabinet knobs came out great! Lol about the sticky notes and kidnapping scales!

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

Canning tomatoes...oh,....that's how I grew up...a basement full of home-canned goods. The flavor is so yummy...nothing like those canned ones from the store. I'm jealous! ADORABLE decorating in your daughter's kitchen. Thought the knobs were so clever! The sticky notes story is a riot!

Katsui Jewelry said...

That is adorable and the landlord better pay you big for those cabinet handles. They are about the cutest little retro thing I have ever seen, baby!

alice said...

Those cabinet knobs are just the best! Love the whole picture. That rolling cabinet is just great!!!!!!
smiles, alice

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh I think I would have to kidnap those scales too!! Awesome finds. You two did a great job on her Retro kitchen. Wonderful idea for the knobs! you should do a matching light fixture!
Have fun canning! my jams are made and thats as far as I got this year! LOL

Tamarah said...

Hello Gorgeous Connie....!

I'm on the 'fly' as it's Saturday morning 'Down Under' & I should be ANYWHERE else but blogland....!! I just wanted to stop by though & say HI & THANK YOU for your comment on the Junk Bonanza blog....!!

In answer to your question about how I'll get stuff back, it will be via your US postal service, UPS & or Fedex....AND EXCESS luggage....** sigh ** The THINGS we do for good junk & speaking of which....You better be wearing GOOD runners cause I'm SPRIGHTLY & I'm FAST & I have a 'nose'....I might not see it straight away but I can smell it & find it (junk of course) in a heart beat....!!

So let the race for GOOD JUNK at the Junk Bonanza begin....hahahahahahaha....SERIOUSLY though....If you see me running about like a LOON, do stop & introduce yourself 'cause I'd LOVE to swap some junkin yarns with you....!!

Oh & I LOVE the sound of a 'Junker Exchange' programme....!!

Cheers for now from Australia,
Tamarah :o)

PS: I'll be back tonight with a glass of wine to have a good read of your blog to see what you get up to....!!!

Cheyenne said...

Kitchen looks fantastic! I LOVE the lil knobs on the cabinets!