Monday, November 14, 2011

Decorating Above the Refrigerator

Hello World!  Sorry for being a little MIA over the weekend.  It was our 5th Wedding Anniversary here at The Dedicated House; on the 11th to be precise.  The Dedicated Husband surprised me with a very beautiful sapphire ring and took me out on a surprise date!  He was definitely worth the wait!  If any of you single gals out there are getting impatient...well don't!  I didn't get married until I was the big 40 due to the fact that the right man had not presented himself yet.  And, when my daughter comes of age and if the right man has not presented himself yet, I will tell her the same thing.  Don't get impatient, and relax and enjoy your life.  

Okay, on to the matter at hand.  I have cabinet envy.  You know, most houses have those two cabinets above the refrigerator.  Well, mine does not.  So, I had to decorate this big gaping space that I would stare at every time I walked into the kitchen.  Here is a little preview.  
Here are some of the items I decorated with. 

Little stars from Goodwill $0.99 for the pair.

Cow print from Kirkland's on sale for $14.99.

White lantern from Home Goods $5.00.

Little brass planter from Goodwill for $1.99.

Cake plate from Home Goods $12.99.  

Crates from my next door neighbor for free.  She was probably glad to get them off of her hands. 

Here is the space all decorated.  
Chalkboard from Hobby Lobby.  Painted the frame with some craft paint.  It states, Taste and see that the Lord is good.  Now shut the refrigerator door!  The first part is from Psalm 34:8.  The second part is from me!  

Lightly spray painted the crate and used it as a height helper.

Little brass bowl, spray painted white.  I exchanged the green ribbon for a blue and white one I had in my stash. 

There is the cow print with one of my husband's red lanterns and the little Home Goods lantern. 

Creamy container was picked up at Hobby Lobby for $10.00.  Little stars got a fresh coat of paint.

You can see from this picture how lightly I painted the crate. 

Keeping it real.  I did not take everything off of my refrigerator for the pictures.  This is life and it gets a little messy sometimes!  You can see the years of Christmas Card photos in this pic. 

My husband had two red lanterns.  They now live here instead of in the garage. 

Here's a close up of the container from Hobby Lobby.

I would still love to have the two little cabinets, but I'm happy with how the space turned out.  Also, it was a great time to clean off the top of the refrigerator.  I promise to take pictures of the entire kitchen in the future so you can see a wide shot.  Time got away from me and I could only take the pictures at night.  The wide shots were just too dark and I couldn't tweak them to make them look halfway decent.  

So, what do you think?  Do you have the two cabinets or the gaping hole?  Have a grand day and remember to be kind to one another. 

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