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A Tour of a Bright, Fun, and Playful Frugal Kitchen!

My friend Sara from Sara’s Art House has THE MOST unique home I’ve ever seen, and it is bubbling with personality.  So when we went over there for a cookout on Memorial Day, I put on my tourist hat, picked up my camera, and took lots of pictures to share with you!  Not only does Sara decorate frugally, she is always changing things up; there is always something new to see, and her creations are inspiring.  And check out her blog – it is pretty cool too!

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Today we’ll visit Sara’s kitchen!

Hi Sara! Thanks for letting us see your beautiful home!

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This is the side door - how cute is the bird mobile!

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The bottom half of her kitchen walls are decoupaged with patterned paper, and the walls are painted with chalkboard paint

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What a great way to reuse aluminum cans!

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Sara re-purposed this dresser with a cute paint job.

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One of the stools the kids use to eat at the counter

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One of my favorite scriptures!

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A creative way to decorate the top window!

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Sara removed the doors to her pantry and made it a beautiful showcase for her things. I love the tape measure and rules on the front of each shelf!

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And there's 4 of my 5 boys. Enjoy your dessert guys! You can see the chalkboard paint is along the back splash as well. Love the plates hanging above the stove!

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Here's my friend Carmela. She has the most beautiful smile!

Next time we’ll take a tour of Sara’s living room.

Do you have frugal ideas for decorating your kitchen?  Tell us in the comments – we’d love to hear them!

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Category: Frugal Decorating

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    JenW! says:

    What a fun and cute kitchen. I LOVE the bird mobile.

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    Thanks, Candace! I feel famous now!!! Course I had no idea you were going to post THAT picture of me….my mission is to now get a crazy picture of YOU! :)

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    Candace says:

    Sara you are so adorable – I love that picture of you!!

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    Love Sara’s kitchen! We recently redid ours (actually we are still in the process). We did lots of frugal things like making our own countertops and recycling cabinets. It’s been fun, but lots of work.
    http://thedomesticfringe.wordpress.com/2010/04/26/the-recycled-kitchen/

    -FringeGirl

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    Candace says:

    FringeGirl – your kitchen looks so great! Nice job!

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    Nana says:

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THE KITCHEN. We are thinking of refurbishing a school bus to travel with some Christian service group to do work service for churches, camps, etc. This would be so fun to have a bright kitchen like that, and I can tole paint. I love the whimsical theme.

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    Candace says:

    What a happy, inviting kitchen! Thank you for sharing.

    I have collected quite a pile of less than perfect vintage tablecloths that I re-purpose into kitchen curtains, aprons, and dish towels. I love the look and feel of vintage fabrics, and hate the thought of throwing away these beautiful linens just because they have a few spots or holes. And, of course, I already use vintage canning jars to hold dry foods purchased in bulk and I have a friend save her glass Starbucks drink bottles for me. They look like little old-fashioned milk bottles and I use them to store my extra dry spices (also purchased in bulk).

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    Mom Blog says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your friend’s kitchen with us! It was so neat and full of love? I didn’t see any pics of candles in there. I love the Scentsy Products. How many warmers do you think is too many for your home? Right now I have one in my living room and am getting ready to place another order http://blogwithmom.scentsy.us I thought I could put the plug in warmers in my small bathrooms and another large warmer upstairs. What do you think? I love to have fragrances “running” through my home. I love it when someone walks in the door says “Oooh, what am I smelling?”