Last year, we had a kitchen makeover…new cabinet doors were made and the walls got a fresh coat of paint. This is what the area above my sink looked like after we finished painting.
What I wouldn’t give to be able to get rid of the air conditioner in the window…unfortunately, I live in an older home and we don’t have central heating and cooling. One good thing about it though…when the hot flashes hit, it sure is wonderful to walk in front of the air conditioner and feel all that cold air!
After the painting was finished, the hunt began for new window treatments!
My countertop is pink and it’s about 20 years old. I love it just as much today as I did when I picked it out many years ago. My husband tried to talk me into a new countertop last year when we painted, but nope…I told him no new countertop until I could find one the same color pink! I admit it, I’m obsessed with the color pink and believe you can never have too much of it!
I wanted to find valances that would work with the countertop and finally found the perfect ones last week on eBay. Of course, they’re pink too!
This vintage chandelier was also an eBay find many years ago and hung in my living room until we replaced it with a ceiling fan. I know many people don’t like ceiling fans, but here in the South, they sure do help when it’s so hot! It’s been packed in my closet for months and I finally pulled it out and decided to give it a facelift too.
After removing all the prisms, I spray painted it with primer. Then it got two coats of Rustoleum paint in Satin White. Imagine my sweet husband’s face when he came in that afternoon and saw the chandelier hanging from a tree branch in the front yard so I could paint it!
When it was dry, I brought it in the house and mixed pink and cream paints together for a very soft pink color. This was handpainted on the flower rosettes. I hung it from a coat hanger to completely dry overnight.
You can see the pink rosettes here.
Now imagine the look on my husband’s face when I asked him to hang the chandelier over my kitchen sink! He gave me this look like I had lost my mind! He kept trying to tell me that it was too big and I would constantly bang my head on it when I’m working at the sink.
Well, he finally agreed to hang it for me…he’s such a sweetie! So the area over my sink received a little mini makeover this past weekend…new valances and a new (old) chandelier.
I love all the extra light in my kitchen now!
In fact, I’m just “tickled pink” with my new valances and the chandelier!
Oh, and so far…I haven’t hit it once when I’ve been standing at the sink! Told you I wouldn’t honey!
I’m joining up with these parties:
Rhonda at Blue Creek Home for Treasure Hunt Thursday
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Beverly at How Sweet The Sound for Pink Saturday
Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you’ll come back soon.