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My Kitchen…for now

Here is a shot of my kitchen with the Thomas Paul plates that I had previously blogged about here. I love those melamine plates so much I have suggested the use of them in other projects, like the idea board we put together for Amy here. I would eventually love to ditch the recessed lighting and hang pendant lights above the island….but as my Mister says, “One thing at a time.”

He reminds me of that because when we moved in we replaced the floor, countertops, backsplash, sink, the dishwasher and the micro. We also painted the base of the island which used to be a light birch color. We also rushed to finish as our previous home was on the market at the time. I think he is a bit tired of projects. Luckily, he has me for motivation! A pendant light above the sink would look great too. If you agree, I’ll tell him you said so.

We purchased a new table a few months back and I am loving it. The only problem is the maintenance. The marble shows EVERYTHING, even water spots. After a panicked phone call on what to do, the helpful staff at Crate and Barrel suggested a thin, custom piece of glass be applied to the top. So I am on the case, calling around to get the best price on that. I love the idea, because it won’t tamper with the look.




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We “heart” Thomas Paul around here…

Hey There!

I picked up these melamine silhouette plates at one of our local Portland fav’s Manor a couple of weeks ago. They are designed by none other than the great Thomas Paul…you know we love him. I have been eyeing these beauties for many years. I was so happy to finally figure out a display place for them in my kitchen. (Photo’s to come, when the Mister gets around to hanging them for me, wink)

Don’t you just love it when you snatch something you’ve been dreaming about forever?? I sure do. Especially at this affordable price tag, $26.00 for the set.



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