Here's a before of the kitchen a while back. It has pretty much been like this for 1.5 years.
And here is the "island" now!
Oh yeah, I also scored that vase from the old office, too (the flowers were from our rose bush out front)!
Next for kitchen updates is some art work that I DIYed. My intention was to hang a few art prints related to kitchens or cooking on the large wall that separates the kitchen from the dining room. I searched for a few quotes and came across one that I liked and turned it into an art print. I also liked the silhouette images of kitchen gadgets that I had seen around pinterest, so I got a few images from a free clip art site and made silhouettes of four different gadgets then paired it with the print. Here is the wall a few years back (old image, excuse the small size).
Still a work in progress, so this is it so far.
If I decide to stick with the gallery wall idea, I'd like to do something like this:
Of course I would use different images that match better and aren't as busy, but hopefully you get an idea of what I'm thinking overall.
So that's all for the kitchen changes thus far. I think it's coming along okay, but I have been thinking about repainting in there again. Oy!