Wednesday, August 27, 2008

a kitchen without a rooster...is nothing to crow about...














A tuscan kitchen needs a rooster...it is a symbol of protectiveness and prosperity...soooo I have be on the look out for rooster figurines....none to be had that will fit my budget or above the cabinet space....then while in Joanne's yesterday, I spotted a Debbie Mum wind chime on the discount shelf....perfect...I took it apart and attached it to a u-shaped board I have had in the art room for years and then cut up clip art and borders I found on the Internet to further decorate the look.

the trash bin is also altered to go into my new kitchen. It used to be plain stained wood on the lid with a maroon color on the sides...too country for my new kitchen. So I spray painted it black...(no runs or drips...smile) and added a decorative wood element I painted to the top and of course a new knob that I inked to match the wine glass shelf.

the kitchen sink is due to finally be installed today...and the plumber is coming first thing in the AM to attach the pipes etc....yeah...I will have the ability to cook once again and do dishes...

5 comments:

jackie said...

Jean, I am just blown away at all the beautiful transformations in your kitchen!! I LOVE your granite counter tops!! And your new rooster accessory is so clever and fitting! I hope you now have running water in your kitchen and I admire your patience as the remodel has progressed!
I am still in awe over the cool wine rack y'all made! Your inking on the leaves and on the garbage bin are the magic touches!
hugs,
jackie

Joanne Huffman said...

Your new crow is definitely the cock on the walk - way cool. I have to admit, I've never decorated a trash bin and I'm really impressed that you decorated yours so beautifully. Your kitchen is really a design delight. I hope your new kitchen sink arrives unscratched and the water starts flowing.

Joanne

kathy mc said...

I love your rooster and your new kitchen. Very clever. I never heard that about roosters before. I have several in my kitchen. Thanks for info.

Connie said...

Jean your altered rooster turned out terrific - great colors! ...and your kitchen is fabulous! how exciting for you!...there is nothing like a wonderful kitchen....

Angela Hoffmann said...

oooh! i love your roosters..once upon a time a gazillion years ago i had roosters..i just love their colors...and they fit so perfectly with a tuscany colored scheme...