Thursday, July 15, 2010

Small Changes Can Make A Difference!

In the summer months I make little changes in my environment to freshen things up a bit. This year I kept it simple and added something new to my kitchen counter top.
This is the before and how it looks on a daily basis:
garage sale treasures 002 (726x800)I tend to like things simple and not too cluttered, but this year I added three more items to replace the tray. Three is  a lot for me to have on my counter tops.
Here is what I added and it will also be useful in my cooking:
summer kitchen 010 (800x600) I now have three pots of herbs to cook with. I purchased these pots about 3 years ago for $4 each at none other than Walmart. I knew eventually this is what I wanted to do with them. I am not quite sure why it has taken me so long to do a 30 minute project. I am really glad I finally did it.

 I was inspired by none other than, “The Barefoot Contessa”, Ina Garten. I love the  kitchen in her home.  Remember how she had the three pots of herbs on her counter to the left of her stove? She also had a thinner green on green striped wallpaper and a black and white checked floor!!
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summer kitchen 012 (600x800)
I really like the new look even though it is a simple change it is still fun to make some simple changes.
I have also changed out my mantle for the summer. I will do a post on that next and show you all how it turned out. I really like it. It is calm and peaceful looking to me.

Do you make changes in your decor for the summer months? What do you add or take away to make small changes? If you would like to see more of my kitchen you can go to this post and see it!
“Enjoy the Process” Of:
Making small changes for a new look in your home.