Thursday, February 4, 2010

A Glimpse of my Kitchen

We've been working hard to make our new home "homey." As I mentioned in an earlier post, it's all one big room (except, happily, the bathroom is a private walled off corner), and we've had to create some sense of rooms within the one big room. I used my bookcases - of which I have many, thanks to the carpentry skill of Allen and the kids - to create walls. Rachel attached woven mats to the backs of the bookcases, since they all have open backs.

Allen and the kids also made and painted my kitchen countertops, and Rachel took a trip to the nearby city of Santa Rosa de Copan, purchased fabric, and created curtains for the cupboards. We do have serious dust issues, so covering the cabinet openings is important. We also like the less-cluttered look of not seeing everything in the cabinets.



There are still several more cabinet openings which need curtains. Rachel is taking a bit of time every day out of her schoolwork to finish these for me. I'll try to post a picture of the entire kitchen when she has finished.

10 comments:

TexasHeather said...

Trish, it's DARLING!! I love your pottery dishes - just precious! You all have done a great job on that!

Jennifer said...

It really looks quite pretty. Your pfaltzgraff dishes look great displayed like that. Pretty and functional.

Missus Wookie said...

Gorgeous blue and browns. I like china displayed like that :)

Patty said...

It looks so much better than mine does right now. I love the idea of the mats to create privacy. Did you get them locally? Everything looks so neat. Prayers to you.

Live Simply Love Strongly said...

Love those dishes! Such a cozy and pretty kitchen!

Beth said...

What a pretty kitchen! Nice work everyone! I love the blue and the mats on the back of the bookshelves.
I see our heavenly Father's creativity in all of you.
Love and prayers!

Anonymous said...

That Rachael is a star! Nicely done. Your kitchen at the house in town, a couple of houses, back, was so small, you must be loving the space!

Jane McSweeney

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