I really really have done it! I have made the first… no second? …. thir- you know what we’ll just say I made ANOTHER step toward organizing and decluttering my home. I am very excited because now I can see everything I have in my cabinets. And my counters are mostly cleared off. I still need to get rid of a few things but having taken 5 full trash bags to the curb, I am sure you can imagine my delight. The most shocking thing is that my kitchen is unbelievably tiny so the fact that I had that many things I could dispose of was really quite mind blowing!
My mind has been stuck in “Home of my own” mode. I know we’re not there yet. We still have quite a way to go but I am excited and when the time does come I want to be ready. Since I’ve been working on decluttering the kitchen that is kind of where my mind is today. About a month ago a friend of mine introduced me to Design-Seeds. It is a website that contains color pallets! It makes it really easy to view colors together and see how they coordinate. Each color in one pallet is pulled from a single photo. Like this:
I really like this color pallet. I do believe this is the one that I shall choose. It feels very warm and welcoming, I can totally picture myself preparing meals that is painted the first color, that says “Seeds” on it. I really wish they would name their colors.
I would add accents and details based on the other four colors. I.E. curtains, towels, dish rags, ect.
I find both love and amusement in trying to put a room together around a color pallet.
- Kids cups are important. I want them to be cute and not very breakable.
- “Grown up” Glasses are just as important. Personally I find myself feeling less adult-like when I drink from plastic cups
- Coffee Cups and Saucers are definitely a category of their own. In my house coffee is sacred!
- Towels and Dish rags
- Pots and Pans
- Pot holders
What are your necessary kitchen items and accessories? What works for you? What definitely does not work for you? What makes your kitchen welcoming to you?