In our place, the kitchen and living room are open to one another which I really love. This made picking a color scheme really easy because I needed to use it for both rooms. We originally opted for blues and browns (because Brett didn’t want anything too girly) but the room felt too dark to me. I decided to add some pops of yellow and it has made all the difference. Nothing could be more cheery that yellow, right?
Well our kitchen has some shelves with knick knacks but they are mostly blue/brown. I recently added a fun print in yellow to the mix to break it up. I downloaded the print and modge podged it (I’m making up words) onto a canvas. Here is that tutorial I posted about it recently! In general really like the idea of adding decor to the kitchen because I feel like it is the most frequently used room but typically the least decorated. I decided I would share some of the art I currently have in the kitchen. Maybe this will inspire you to add some fun to your kitchen
While perusing Michaels a few months back I came across these adhesive stencils. They are kitchen labels meant to label jars and canisters, I’m sure. Unfortunately, I change things so often that I don’t trust myself to paint a label on any jar around here (instead I used chalkboard labels!). However, the stencils were really cute and with my 40% off coupon I bought them and knew I would figure out some sort of plan.
I finally decided to paint a canvas with the stencils and hang it in the kitchen over our back door. The stencils are really great because they are adhesive and stay sticky even after you wash them in the sink.
I placed the words where I wanted them and used a sponge brush to paint in the stencil.
Once it was done, it looked a little empty so I decided to take another stencil I had to add a little extra pizzazz
Then hung it up above the door… after letting it dry of course! Easy as that!
On the other side of the kitchen I had some frames I needed prints for. I had bought some frames at Ikea that were unfinished and then spray painted them (I’m on a spray painting kick lately). In the kitchen, I decided to use the darker blue frame and the yellow frame (be on the lookout for posts about the other goodies you see in the picture below.. yay!)
The darker blue was Krylon Indoor/Outdoor spray paint in Global Blue and the yellow was Krylon Indoor/Outdoor spray paint in Sun Yellow. I recently used Sun Yellow in this DIY tray post as well! For this, I just used a few coats of primer spray paint and then a few coats of the colored spray paint and they were good to go! I also sprayed them with a coat of clear acrylic spray paint which gives it a nice finished glossy coat. Then I was off to find some prints to fill these newly painted frames.
I of course turned to Pinterest to find some kitchen-esque prints. There were so many great free printables that I found on there. I was originally going to buy some prints on Etsy but when I stumbled upon some fantastic free prints… I opted to go that route instead. Why not, right? Both of the prints I settled on were from Big D & Me. Jennifer shared some adorable kitchen printables she made available after using them on her own kitchen wall. Here are the two I picked…
These both are incredibly silly and make me giggle. I mean why take life so seriously when you can use food jokes to “turnip the beet”. Even now I am laughing… I know, I am a huge fool.
Here how they look in the kitchen right now…
Don’t they just make you happy?
Definitely check out Big D & Me! She has some really great projects. I hope this inspires you to add some fun to your kitchen too!