Kitchen Sink Skirt a Painted Blanket Chest And A Little French too!

I have been tackling several projects at a time around here while keeping up with my Space 417. I have been inspired by images on pinterest and other sources with kitchen sink skirts.Recently while I was at a yard sale I came across a pair of hand towels and I knew just what I wanted to do with them.I don’t sew.Although if I had a machine I bet I could try and make pillows and things.But I don’t.

This was quite a project.I used a cafe curtain rod. When I attempted to hang it the screw broke :-( .I thought this would not work because it was stuck and I could not get it out! I thought maybe I should try a tension rod.The problem with the tension rod is even though you have it snug they slip.I did not want it falling all the time.So I decided to try hanging the rod again but with better screws.And hoping that I had enough room to work around the screw that was still in place.I was in luck this worked!Because I don’t sew I used iron on hem tape to bind it together so I could hang it.After I hung the curtain I still had an opening on the top.I could see inside the cabinet.And as neat and tidy as it is I did not like that.Again because I don’t sew I added two flour sacks to the top.I fussed with them a bit to give them a ruffle.They fit snug so they won’t just fall off.Can you tell I could really use a sewing machine!

Here is another view.It is hard to get a straight on shot with my kitchen island.I really love how this adds to the farmhouse look I am going for.You can see in the back ground I did a few changes in my family room.That Blanket chest got a update too!

Painted this Annie Sloan old white and sanded it down a bit.Much better white.You can see I get enough brown from my furniture which is not being replaced anytime soon!I may get a slip cover for my sofa.But for now I slipped feed sacks over the pillows.It lightens it up a bit and gives it a funky look that I like! I also changed my lamp shades out.I found vintage shades FREE.I took the old fabric off and made some out of burlap.Those lamps are the same size but the shade sizes are not.I like the fact that both lamp sizes are different.What I am not sharing in my photo is our tv/entertainment center.No need to share it.It is all wood something I would love to paint.But way to big of a project.It is very heavy especially with the tv.That will not be painted !
Do you see those small pillows peaking out of my farmer tote?Those are wonderful Lavender Pillows from Maria at Dreamy Whites. LOVE these pillows! They smell heavenly and she was so sweet with my order she tucked another small one in with my order!My room lingers with the wonderful aroma of lavender!

I also love the Dutch butcher twine she used on these pillows.This twine adds the perfect pop of color too!

Some flowers I picked up at the market.Love the warm tones of this white!This ironstone pitcher is sitting on top of some shell place mats I recently found and picked up at a thrift store.These are so pretty and a great find!

Aren’t these pretty! I actually have four but one of them is cracked.I am gluing that one.

One more thing to share.I found a French style chair at the thrift store.Originally it was going to be sold.But as I was taking photos of it I decided it belonged here for now.Instead I am selling a rocking chair that I was planning on recovering.

I painted it with Annie Sloan Old Orche.Love this color with the pleather.And it is so comfortable too! I am going to paint my other french chair this same color.I don’t think that grey works in here.
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  1. says

    You did a fine job on your curtain without using a sewing machine! You better whisper your wish in Santa’s ear. :@

    I really like your couch with the cushions covered in lighter fabric and the chest painted white.

  2. says

    Hi Anne
    What a beautiful finished project. I do not sew and I am always impressed by those that do. All of your projects were lovely. Have a great weekend


  3. says

    You really know how to keep busy! And you did a wonderful job on the sink skirt. I don’t sew either and I have a machine! Gotta love that iron on webbing!

    Your home is looking so pretty. I’m wondering what you’ll do next! :)


  4. says

    I need that skirt in my kitchen…for some unknown reason…I told hubby that I didn’t need a dishwasher in our new place, we could spend the dishwasher money on other upgrades and get it later…fast forward 5 years later and that empty hole under the counter drives me insane ! hope you show me how to make one! and I just loooove that old french chair what a great find…xo

  5. says

    I love the skirt. I had a good time poking around your blog and seeing all the cute things you have been up to. Love, love all the white. You and I are on similar kicks.

  6. says

    Your home is just simply gorgeous, Ann. I love the skirt and using the towels was a great idea. I may do that in the future. I looked back on some of your posts and noticed your French Cupboard. I’m in love. It looks like a combination hutch and china cabinet. It is just beautiful.
    I have been looking to replace my china cabinet and am thinking I want to go with a pine hutch. Still looking for the perfect one.
    Thanks for dropping by so I could see your beautiful blog. Deb

  7. says

    Everything looks so great! Love it all. As I was looking at your new sink area…I was visualizing your old kitchen before you painted it…you’ve come a long way! Simply amazing transformation!

  8. says

    I love your sink skirt! It really makes the kitchen more old fashioned now. I have one that is on a tension rod, but it hasn’t ever fallen. It’s extremely snug.

  9. says

    I love your skirt and no, I couldn’t tell it wasn’t sewn! That table is amazing, looks so awesome painted and the grain sacks are a fabulous idea.

    What a great space you’ve created.

    Have a happy day!

    and thanks for linking up to Its a Party xox

  10. says

    What a lovely charming home you have. So fresh with pretty touches. You did a wonderful job on the blanket chest also. I’d love for you to stop by and share at Totally Transformed Tuesday. I know my readers would love to see your lovely home. Hugs, Peggy

  11. says

    I LOVE your kitchen skirt. I couldn’t be any cuter! Now i want to make one! Great placemats find too, and that chair is totally cool. I don’t think i’ve ever seen one quite like it.


  12. says

    Hey Anne, Super cute and looks great in the space!
    Thanks so much for linking up last week at the Humble Brag! Hope to see you back tomorrow to link up more great projects. Also, you were featured, so be sure to come by and grab a button! You earned it!

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