My 50’s mexicana/ religious/ dia de los muertos kitchen is DONE!!
Cue the salsa music! I'm so excited to have finished my kitchen. I've spent a lot of waking hours working hard on this, and a lot of...well, not waking hours, dreaming about it. I'm so happy with the results! Even my boyfriend likes it (he's quite catholic- that might be why)!Thank you for all of your suggestions. They definitely came in handy as I was deciding where to put what (I mean you, Jen! : )). It was so much fun to paint directly on the walls! I can't believe I hadn't tried it before this! Painting the backsplash was HARD. Very physically demanding- lots of hand and arm cramping and neck knotting. It was worth it, don't you think? 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Thanks for looking!!! Picture Key 1. the sink, counter, + stove 2. views from the door 3. the virgen- had to sit on the stove to get this one 4. supertall cabinets 5. my favorite pic 6. hot pink windowsill 7. close ups of the backsplash- sugar skulls and other assorted mexican goodies 8. the hotpink window, the marigold orange wall, and the fridge/microwave 9. the dishes i got today at salvation army for $1.99!! yay! 10. james' fan collection 11. finishing touches: the spanish book that i used pages from to decoupage the virgen mural. it's nailed to the wall. it also means a lot to me, because i got it at this tiny used bookstore in portland, oregon when i lived there 4 years ago. The second pic is an original by john slaby, a sweet little tire swing painting- james gave me this on our first christmas. it's also dated on the back with my birthday and he didn't even know!!so i had to hang this up. it's also the same EXACT color as the wall! Hope you enjoyed and please feel free to comment! If you'll excuse me I have some tacos to make. Thanks! -Frances