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Freshening Up The Kitchen For The Holidays

With the kickoff of the Fall Into The Holidays series on Tuesday I thought it would be fun over these next few weeks to create Friday design boards to coordinate with the room of the week. This week was all about getting your kitchen holiday ready and with that in mind here are some finds to zhush up your space before your guests arrive!Ideas to freshen up a kitchen before the holiday season.

Roman Shades | Brass Cabinet Pulls | Brass Towel Bar | Gold Rimmed Bubble Glasses |

 Gobble Til You Wobble Dish Towel | Marble Spoon Rest |

Marble Utensil HolderWood Cutting Board  | Pendant Light | Footed Serving Plate Rug

THE PAINT I’ve been slowly but surely painting all the things in my house this color. It’s a creamy white that is great on walls, trim and cabinets! As always I recommend sampling in your own house but if you’re looking to freshen up your kitchen before the holidays this paint color is a winner.

SAVE If you have the time and love the thrill of the hunt, you can find a similar version of so many of these things at all your favorite haunts…….Homegoods, Marshalls, TJs, etc. are all great places to start for wood cutting boards, dish towels, spoon rests, utensil holders and serving plates. I am seeing so many beautiful marble & wood combinations in home stores, at really affordable prices.

FYI Read this post at The Kitchn about what kind of cutting board material is greenest, healthiest and gentlest on your knives.

DIY  Combine the cutting board and a little fun seasonal typography with a free printable that you transfer to a board. I made this one a few years ago with an old cutting board, and then made about 10 more for friends and family; ours is propped up on my kitchen counter to this day, and I use the other side daily for making my kids’ lunches.

Transfer a graphic to a cutting board with this simple method.

Do you have a window over your kitchen sink? Give this area some personality with a roman shade, or check out Etsy for tons of faux roman shades that you can customize with fabric and size. Consider changing out a recessed light over your sink with a pretty pendant light. You can easily convert a light with a conversion kit.

Changing out your cabinet hardware is a great way to update your kitchen, and there are so many options and price points out there. Adding a bar for dishtowels to the side of a lower cabinet (or island) can add functional charm to your kitchen. I just love this brand of dish towels by the way – I bought one at Homegoods around Valentine’s Day (“All you need is love and a cup of coffee” 🙂 ) and then I discovered them online. They make super cute hostess gifts or for your own stove or towel bar.

STAR OF THE SHOW A colorful rug in front of your sink can pack such a punch! Think beyond basic, typical kitchen rugs. Did you see the pretty runner that Pam shared this week? It adds so much style to her space!

I don’t have a lot of major saves or splurges for you today, just a few ideas on how you can spice up your kitchen without a major makeover or spending a fortune.

Sometimes just little tweaks make a world of difference to a room!

If you like these Friday design boards, check out the series here!

Dark Harbor | In The Kitchen

Newburyport Blue | In The Study

Tricorn Black | In The Mudroom

Classic Gray | In The Family Room

Antoinette Pink | In A Little Girl’s Room

Gentleman’s Gray | In (Our!) Powder Room

Greenbelt | In The Sunroom

Shamrock | On The Porch

Nightfall | In A Teen Girl’s Room

Cape Hatteras Sand | In The Living Room

Follow the Paint Color Crush board for photos featuring the color of the week in this series! A Pinterest board dedicated to one color each week.

 Thanks so much for stopping by today. Wishing you a great weekend ahead!

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Sunday 29th of October 2017

Is the towel brand Primitives by Kathy? I couldn't tell for sure....your towel link goes to Pottery Barn shades. Thx!


Sunday 29th of October 2017

Whoops, sorry about that Kim. Yes it is a Primitive by Kathy dish towel, I love her products! I fixed the link, thanks for letting me know!