Friday, July 19, 2013

Carrie's Dream Kitchen

My daughter and
her husband are planning a kitchen remodel in the future, and she has been posting some beautiful photos of possibilities on her Facebook page. She put one up this week I thought could be made into an encouragement layout to hang on her fridge. Although this is only the dining area, I still think it will give her plenty to spark her imagination and keep her dreams alive.

The overall size is
8"x8" and is on a chipboard base. The papers are from Pink Paislee's Hope Chest and Graphic 45's French County collections. The chipped paint woodgrain paper is from Kaisercraft and matches the table in the photo to a T. 

I layered on some
molding paste using the Crafter's Workshop Tile Texture stencil then misted on LSG Starburst in Tibetan Poppy Teal with their Confetti stencil. Walnut Stain Distress Ink went on the edges. The corner piece is a Prima Shabby Chic Treasure.

I saw a similar 
light fixture as the one in the photo at Ikea, so I made a copy, cut it out and added it to the top left corner with 3-D foam adhesive.

The flowers are all
from Petaloo. I applied a little gesso to them as well as the papers to tone things down and give it a cohesive look. Added a Spare Parts light bulb from Hobby Lobby and an Idea-ology Dream ticket.

Also put on a Graphic 45
Staples metal key and key hole... gave them both a quick coat of gesso too. I generally just use my finger for work like this... why dirty a paint brush when it's easier to just wash my hands.
I put a mini binder
clip at the top for hanging. These are really handy for layouts and Staples sells them quite reasonably.
I'm really looking forward
to seeing what Carrie and Matt do with their kitchen. I love this color scheme and hope they'll follow through with that. I guess time will tell.

I'm linking up at:
Anything Goes - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!


Unknown said...

I love it!! Such a wonderful idea and I really like all the layers. The flowers are gorgeous too!

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Ros Crawford said...

What a great idea! And this is such a beautiful page Linda ... she's lucky to have a Mom like you!

Unknown said...

what a sweet thing to do Linda, you have made a darling page to keep your daughter's dreams alive! Hugs, Ira x

Audrey Pettit said...

OMGosh, what a cool idea, Linda! And how beautiful, too! That dining room inspiration photo is gorgeous, and the design you came up with just enhances and highlights the beauty to a T! Now I want that room, too!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is just so fantastic!! I just love it!! That kitchen in the photo looks fabulous too!

Lisa said...

WOW, what a gorgeous layout!! The picture is beautiful and you designed around it perfectly!! I love the colors!! Just fabulous!! Happy Friday my friend :)

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Davi said...

What and awesome inspiration gift Linda! I love the way you used the rich colors and lovely embellies. Makes me want to do my dining room :)

CraftyGirl said...

Love all the layers, so pretty. I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


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Sandy said...

What a clever idea. A wonderful layout. Thanks for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Joanie said...

This is fabulous, great idea and the LO is brilliant. Love it! Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes. Hope to see you again soon.

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