There are few rooms we spend more time in that our kitchen. They’re used, abused and more often than not they could use a little bit of an uplift. Get started with one of these great DIY kitchen decor projects.
This week, we’re whipping things up for the kitchen and I have to say our competitors have really and truly outdone themselves. Read on to check out the fantastic “In the Kitchen” challenge projects, vote and enter to win a prize of your own!
Project #1 Cork Trivets
Cork inspired my project for this week’s “In the Kitchen” theme.
These Cork Trivets will make your dinner table look stylish holding a pot and can also look great displayed amongst your kitchen decor.
Paper stencils and a wood burning tool is all you need to create your own customized wood burned cork trivets.
Project #2 Rise and Shine Enamel Mug
I have a small addiction to enamel dish ware, especially trendy camping ones with cute sayings. The plain mug I had in the cupboard was perfect to host a phrase.
Project #3 Crochet Dishcloths
I really like my dishcloths to have a lot of texture and not a lot of holes so I played around with some different crochet stitches and came up this pattern.
These dishcloths are really thick and and have a really great bumpy texture perfect for cleaning up in the kitchen.
Project #4 Butcher Chart Cutting Boards
As I was perusing a few of my favorite home goods stores I stumbled on these wood cutting boards shaped like farm animals. I knew IMMEDIATELY that not only did I have to have them, but that I needed to wood burn them with the traditional butcher cuts.
I picked out my favorite charts (complete with key) and got busy!
They turned out even better than I thought they would and they fit our kitchen decor perfectly! Best part, this was truly a project that took under an hour start to finish!
Project #5 Wood Box Centerpiece
A planter box centerpiece is the perfect look for fall.
I love that I can change out the contents to fit the theme of the dinner!
In the Kitchen Vote
*Project by Carlee @ Lady Bird Lane for the season 9 Knock Off challenge*
*Project by Celeste @ Celestial’s Creations for the season 9 Knock Off challenge*
I was struck by the simplicity of these Anthropologie dishes.
I love a bowl that still looks good when there’s nothing in it. I also like paying about $4 instead of around $50.
For the words on my knock-off bowl, I used William Carlos Williams’ poem “This is Just to Say.” It had more words and filled more of the bowl than I thought it would, but I still like it. It’s a poem about plums, which seemed fitting for a fruit bowl, but it also reminds me to make more sincere apologies for even minor offenses.
I also ended up liking my “test plate.” Winnie the Pooh is one wise little bear.
“When having a smackerel of something with a friend, don’t eat so much that you get stuck in the doorway trying to get out.” Can’t beat that logic.
*Project by Margo @ Art Surrounds Us for the season 9 Knock Off challenge*
For this weeks challenge I went on search for the perfect thing to dive into knocking off. The second I found this I knew I had to do it and just how I wanted to do it for my kitchen.
One thing that I needed was a spoon holder for cooking our harvest, so this was the outcome. I chose to make the spoon rest in the shape of a leaf since it is all autumnal like. You can now cook your heart out and have a place to rest the spoon you are using! Or, it would be a wonderful hostess gift.