Monday, April 1, 2013

Skirted Sink & Kitchen Tour


I don't give too many room tours but
everything about my kitchen screams DIY...
Warning, this post is DIY link heavy!


My kitchen cabinets are getting old and in need of a paint job.
I'd love a farmhouse sink but my sink is on an angle and it's impossible to put one here...

So... I like to add farmhouse style with DIY accessories...

Today I'm removing the door under the sink and replacing 
it with a DIY grain sack skirt...


I began by taping off a length of drop cloth fabric
and painting barn red stripes...


I created a skirt by folding over the fabric and running a seam. 
I used the original hem of the fabric as the bottom and 
fringed the other edges.



I ran an aluminum rod through the skirt seam and bent the ends.
The rod is hung on 2 screw hooks and can be 
easily removed for washing.


I think it adds even more farmhouse character to my 
DIY kitchen...


The IKEA cart  in the foreground is one of my most
popular posts and I was psyched when it was featured on Apartment Therapy's The Kitchn

I added a slab of marble to the top and I use it as 
extra counter space.

The pot rack is refashioned from an old
garden table, that post is coming soon...

Behind the photographer is the desk area I 
chalk painted and turned into a free standing hutch.

To the left of this hutch is the dog fence I built so
the jack wouldn't climb over.


Below the cabinets bun feet were added. 
They were upcycled from an antique headboard.


Across the counter is our dining table. 
The painting of The Hands was done by my 
oldest daughter and given to me for my 50th birthday.
In the background is the tripod floor lamp 
made from a telescope base.

The trompe-l'oeil chalkboard is painted right on the wall. 


One of my favorite things is the crib spring memo board
I copied from Donna at Funky Junk Interiors...


Around the other side of this very "U" shaped kitchen 
is what was once the dining room. We 
now use it as a cut through to the living room.
This is where you can find my 


And that my friends is my very link-heavy DIY kitchen.

For the updated, painted kitchen please go here
for the full story!


If you are interested in any other DIY projects
from my kitchen, here are the links...



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11 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing you lovely DIY finishes! The linen curtain looks right at home. Love the crib frame...with the license plate, really a nice job.

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  2. I love that sink curtain idea!!! Really cute (if you can't tell from all my exclamation points). I have to check out the bar cart. It looks great now, so can't imagine what it looked like before.

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  3. I love the farmhouse style look of your curtain! The painting of the hands is just jaw dropping amazing!!

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  4. Your kitchen is fabulous Susan! And congrats, you won my Stampin' Up giveaway! Email me your address: jeanineb4etsy(at)yahoo(dotcom). =)

    Jeanine

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  5. I've always liked the skirted sink look. Your DIY skirt is awesome.

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  6. Thanks for the tour! I love all the DIY projects....you always do such great work! Your daughter is very talented, I love the painting!
    Jane

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  7. It's fun to see all your kitchen projects in one place! Love the new skirt; it's a really nice touch.

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  8. Love your kitchen, Susan, and all your DIY projects.
    The skirt is wonderful, and an awesome idea.
    My favorite is the crib spring memo board.
    Thanks for sharing your kitchen tour.

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  9. i love it all,,the skirt looks fabulous!

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  10. Love the skirt, your kitchen is so pretty!

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