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Crafts in My Kitchen- {Day 8}

October 8, 2011

Now that we’ve spent a week working on Driftwood projects, I thought it was perhaps time to take a break from “wood”. For those of you who’ve been following my blog from the start (blessings to you!), the content of today’s post won’t be new to you. But, for the rest of you, I thought maybe you’d like to see some crafts that I’ve used in my own home decor. Come on in and I’ll give you a quick little tour of the kitchen…

The saying goes that “creativity is born out of sheer necessity” {or something like that, anyway!}. I have definitely found that in my own experience. As I work on making our home feel like “us”, I run into situations where I “need” something.

message center

If I had an unlimited budget, I’m sure it would be easy to just hop to a store or an internet site and buy something up. However, that isn’t reality for me… And in working within that reality, I’ve discovered a few things…

1. I’m very sentimental. Things of my Grandmas’, Mom’s, Dad’s, etc.… are very special to me.

2. I like to use what I have, thus my decor motto… “Use what you have and love what you use!”

Here are a few projects that I’ve featured in the past. You can click on the links to find the original post with more details.

message center keeper

The old window message center {the “before” picture is above} features recipes from Grandma’s recipe box.

grandma's recipes

This quick art project is a picture from an old Norman Rockwell book and painter’s drop cloth for matting…

lady praying close up

Ashley’s free printables {found here} inspired this above the stove art

art and acces

As you look around at things you already have, you’ll be surprised how creative you can get if you want to incorporate them into your every day decor.

As I work in my kitchen each day, the “sentimental” decor brings back so many great memories. It makes it feel like…

whole kitchen after

home.

{…For the reveal post of our kitchen makeover, click here.}

This has been part of the 31 Days Series. If you’d like to start at the beginning, click here.

Linking to: DIY Showoff