:: kitchen typography

Good Morning sweet friends.
As you may notice from the window above,
it's a little wet and drizzly here today.....
but that's okay, because it gives me time to be crafty.
Since painting my kitchen & removing my window treatments
I've been needing to add something to the space above this window.
I decided a while back that I would like to see some type of typography here,
maybe an old vintage sign or some vintage metal letters...you know, something interesting.

How plain does this look?

Well, I'm impatient as you well know by now,
and I wanted something right now and I want it to be very inexpensive.
Sooo, yesterday I went to Hobby Lobby with coupon in hand looking for some letters.
I already had an E on my coffee bar and I thought I might just add an A & T of the same type.
Well, upon looking around, I found these paper mache' letters for really cheap $2.47 each....
and they were 50% off to boot....they were the perfect inexpensive quick fix.
At first I thought I would paint them and do something cool to them.
However, when I got them in the room I really liked the look of the brown paper.
I simply mounted them with some tacky putty as is.

So, what do you think?



I also edited down some of the items from the tops of my cabinets 
and countertops to make a more cohesive clean look.

So there you have it, a simple inexpensive $6.00 kitchen update.
I'm very happy with it...I know it's nothing new in the world of decorating,
you can find it all over the web, but this is a look I absolutely adore and now I have it too.

Isn't imitation the sincerest form of flattery anyway?

{peace, love & hugs}
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  1. I love it!.....maybe it's because I have the same word in my kitchen :)

  2. Such a simple solution for a plain area. The letters look so fabulous above the window! I love typography!!

    Btw, I'm having a Cutting Edge Stencils giveaway! I'd love for you to stop by and enter if you get a chance! http://vintagemellie.blogspot.com/2011/12/cutting-edge-stencil-giveaway.html

  3. Love it!! I did the same in our new baby's room (only, not the word 'EAT' heehee). I used his name and covered each letter in a different pattern/color of scrapbook paper to go with his red/white/blue/gray room colors.

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  5. Oh yea. Totally cute! We have icky blinds in our kitchen window that came with the apartment, and I'm thinking about taking them down and putting up a cute window treatment that can roll down in place of it (um, yea, that is after I paint the kitchen white - white may or may not actually happen). I'm impatient too. Haha!

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  6. I love it! Your kitchen looks so warm and inviting, the kind of place friends gather to drink yummy coffee and share lovely stories. I am really curious as to what you are using to hold your utensils... it looks like some form of an old tool carrier.

  7. I've seen those letters at HL before. Great idea. Sometimes the simplest things make the biggest difference.


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