DIY Veggie Stamps

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Last post, you learned how using a magnetic strip to display and store your knives can be a practical and decorative move for your kitchen. Today, we’ll focus on a more colorful and organic way to do it!

Fruit and veggie stamps are a great way to add a fun and fresh vibe to your kitchen walls. These type of stamps are also quite eco-friendly – After you’re done with your project, you can shop them up and use them as fertilizer for your garden.

Gather your tools: you’ll need a sharp knife, various vegetables and fruits, brightly-colored acrylic paint, and flat containers for the paint, like plastic dishes you won’t mind parting with. Once you’ve carefully lain out newspaper around the area, slice your vegetables in different kinds of angles. Daub the side you want in a dish of paint, and press onto a spot on the wall to stamp. Voila! You have just made your first vegetable or fruit stamp. Have fun experimenting with different colors and textures!

photo credit: Abingdon Farmers Market via photopin cc


DIY a Fun 50′s-inspired Kitchen With Color

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Every artist needs a studio to work in, and a cook, if anything, is one of the artists of the highest order. He or she needs an excellent kitchen to create culinary masterpieces to tantalize the eyes and make the mouth water. To excite the palate, it is necessary to excite the eyes and give the brain behind them inspiration.

And then, there are average kitchen. Colorless kitchens. Drab kitchens. Kitchens that have seen better days. You’re sick and tired of staring at mottled, bone-white walls while you stew and souffle and tureen. The boredom in enough to make you cry – and you’re not even chopping onions.

Turn that yawn-worthy kitchen into something you’ll happily work in and be proud of! DIY some cheer into your kitchen with color!

Now, why the 50′s? The 50′s was a time of great kitchen activity. A happy home meant happy dinners, and happy-colored kitchens were the height of cheerfulness and energy.

Picture your kitchen walls and cabinets in robin’s egg blue, or sunshine yellow. Wallpaper was also very popular in the 50′s, and came in eclectic prints to add interest.