As you know we’ve been working on some small DIY projects around the house and our latest project, a kitchen transformation, turned out better than I thought it would…Our home is a standard split level and so our large kitchen also doubles as a dining area. For that reason, I wanted to figure out a way to separate the space but also tie everything together so I used the largest two walls in the kitchen for this portion of the project.
Our refrigerator has always been the “go to” spot for C’s latest artwork and pictures and so I knew I wanted to find a way to use the wall in the “dining area” to showcase C’s work.
I feel that it’s important to mention two things: 1. Yes, I am aware that we have a bulb out on our light and 2. The light isn’t centered on the wall so if it looks a little off balance to you, that’s probably why. We were lucky to find these adorable letters at Hobby Lobby for half off their retail price so we ended up paying $1.50 per letter. After I had the letters up on the wall, I went to work on the pieces to hang C’s art. I purchased some wooden balls (that are flat on one side) that I planned to paint white using acrylic craft paint:
Once they were dry, I used a hot glue gun to attach round magnets onto the back of each ball:
Using wall mounting strips, I attached the other half of the magnets directly to the wall.
I moved the large shelf that was against this wall to help divide the two areas of the kitchen. Once our basement remodel is complete, the toys that are now being stored in baskets on the shelf will relocate to their permanent homes downstairs and I’ll use the space to store small kitchen appliances and accessories that have been thrown into the depths of the cabinets since we moved in.
We used the word “Family” for that portion of the space:
The pegs that are on the wall are made from the same balls that I used for the first half of the room hot glued onto wooden squares that I painted tan. I plan to hang aprons on each of these (one for the husband and matching ones for C and I that I’m hoping we get from our Christmas wish list).
I’ll take some pictures of the entire kitchen and post them this week. Until then…