Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Patriotic Kitchen Island

 Even though we are spending the 4th of July in the mountains, I still had to bust out the patriotic decor!  I got this kitchen island at a yard sale that we had at work and I decided to put all of my red, white and blue kitchen stuff on it.
 The top is decorated with lots of red, white and blue including some of the crafts I made to take with us up camping to decorate our camper.
 I actually had more red, white and blue than I thought!  It was fun pulling it out and setting it on my new island.

 This little silverware caddy is made out of empty tin cans that I painted in patriotic colors.  I glued all the cans on a wooden dowel, put some ribbon around all of them and then attached a felt rose to the front of each can.  It is perfect for BBQ's and camping!
 This rag garland was fun to make using red, white and blue patriotic fabric that I ripped into strips and tied to a piece of twine.  It will look even better hanging in my camper.
 This little wreath is made the same way as the garland, I just tied the strips around a metal hanger that is shaped in  circle.  This will hang on my camper door soon enough.
 I am loving my patriotic island in the kitchen but here is my question for you--what color should I paint it?  White like everything else or a totally different color altogether?
 This dresser was also obtained from the yard sale we had at work.  No one bought it so they gave it to me knowing I would repaint it and make it look better.  I had no intention of keeping it but Cody got a hold of it, painted it and decided we would use it in the living room for our entertainment center.  I love it!
We had to raise everything up a bit on the wall  but it really looks great and surprisingly takes up less room than the smaller unit we had there before.  And yes, I happened to be watching Friends when I took this picture!  It is my all-time favorite show and I could watch nothing but Friends for the rest of my life! 

I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July!  It occurred to me that I have never shared with you my vintage camper...I better remember to take some pictures this time so I can share it with you!

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Ordinary J said...

That's very festive island table. I'm looking for an island too because of my small kitchen.

Unknown said...

Wow! That looks amazing! What a great tutorial, thanks for sharing this. Your cabinets look great!
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White Lace and Promises said...

Love the touch of turquoise with the red, white and blue. Great projects.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Great things at that yard sale! Love the pieces that you got, they work so well in your home. Have a happy 4th of July. We can't wait to see your camper!

Sweet Woodruff said...

It's all so fun and pretty. I think I like the rag garland the best. I need to make one.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Trisha, I love your festive island. Wonderful patriotic décor! The dresser turned out great also. Thanks for sharing with SYC.