One of my favorite things to do is to go visit at my daughters house and help her do mini makeovers. It is something we do occasionally to help get a new look going when things get blah! She comes to my house and does the same thing. It is so nice to get someone elses ideas. We rarely buy anything new, we just rearrange what we've got. We pull things from all over the house to make these changes.
Here is Maria up pulling things down that have been up since they built their house five years ago. She was getting that ho hum, blah feeling about her kitchen.
(Bad photo, the settings on my camera were not set right but this is the only picture I have of the before.)
This is what we came up with for this area. The chicken picture was taken from the dining room, the apples used to be in a large jar on the upper shelf but we stacked them on a wire pedestal thingy then added some cookbooks (you can't see them behind her) and a cute chicken feeder made from a Mason jar.
On the upper left ledge she added a crock and an old butter churn she got from her husband's grandmother.
The wooden horse was a nice touch, it was something that Maria's great-grandmother gave her.
Overall, I think she was happy with the results.
(Photo courtesy of her son goofing around with my camera.)