Monday, January 14, 2008
I love my kitchen. This is about the closest thing I have to an art studio at home, sadly. But it works. Here, you see my latest project -- a room divider for my oldest son. My 3 sons have a huge, L-shaped bedroom, and the oldest is jonesing for his own space, so I decided to make a room divider for him out of old doors. I couldn't find the cool, vintage doors that I wanted, but I promised to make it for him ASAP, so I went with the hollow-core doors. There will be four of them, painted in different colors, and this one is painted with chalkboard paint.
You can also see the cute vintage aprons I turned into curtains. I have a serious vintage apron problem. I blame my aunt Bonnie, who used to let me play in her apron drawer while she cooked Sunday dinner when I was little. I loved her aprons, and now whenever I look at these, I think of her. She just turned 90 a couple weeks ago, and is still one of my biggest inspirations in the kitchen. If you want to know what to do with just about anything in the kitchen, hang out with a depression-era cook.
And yeah, there are dirty dishes in the sink. Sue me. We actually use our kitchen. It is the place for yummy meals, creative projects, creative projects that become yummy meals, and creative projects that become funny stories. Maybe eventually I'll have an actual art studio somewhere in my house, but for now, the kitchen is my creativity place.