Friday, February 26, 2010

~copycat~

Remember Brooke's fabulous French sign in her kitchen?
After I saw it I new I had to have one!
I had a old piece of fir out in my wood shop from the 1920's with the original chippy grey paint.
So, with her permission, I made my own and I LOVE it!
What do you think?

I found these little bottles with cork stoppers at an antique store today.

I love how the light shines through them in the window!

I also stopped and picked up these 2 great plants and put them in a large wicker basket on my kitchen island.

They are called kalanchoe and they are gorgeous.
The best part is that I got them for $8.99 each at
the grocery store of all places!
The saleswoman assured me that they were low maintenance.

So there you have it, a few minor changes to the kitchen. My husband did mention in passing that he thinks the upper and lower cabinets should be painted and distressed to match the island.
So you know I am all over that before he has a chance to change his mind!
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!
~and a special thank you to Brooke, you are so sweet, we just all love you to pieces!~
xoxo

31 comments:

Herself said...

Sweet and simple! Sometimes, less really is more!

Andrea said...

I love this! Your house is so stinkin cute!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love the placque and the little bottles. Very cute! :-)

xoxo
Janie

Velvet and Linen said...

Wow! You did a fantastic job Melaine.
Oh, I found out what my sign says:
" Umbrellas of All Kinds"! I love how quirky that is.
I'm honored that you found my kitchen to be inspiring :)

xo
Brooke

LuLu said...

I've been wanting a sign in my kitchen... but i'm not talented like you are!! Will you ever make some for your etsy shop :)
xo,
LuLu

Ginger@cottageonrosewood said...

LOVE IT! Great job.

Mary said...

LOVE the sign! Will you be offering one in your Etsy shop by any chance?? ~mary~

Amy Kinser said...

Everything looks great. The sign is wonderful and I love your bottles and new plants.

Hana said...

Love the sign! Now I want one! I'm afraid I don't have any 1920's wood with original chipping paint sitting around anywhere! Guess I'm outta luck, huh?

Happy weekend!

Hana
MomTog Diaries

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Lovely.

Those flowers look a bit cauliflowery! I like 'em.

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Dang your good! Beautiful home and your just darling.~Kim

Renovating Our Nest said...

I absolutely love the sign! If you ever want to sell it or make another to sell please let me know.

*Chic Provence* said...

Nice job, inspiring!

Kt

Fabulously french said...

Looks gorgeous, well done you.

Leeann

Tina said...

Your sign is fantastic Melaine:) I know I probably write this in every comment, but you really do inspire with every post. Great job ~ Tina x

Barbara said...

Hello Melaine,
I came across shabby blogs (and yours is my favourite!)last week only and, since then, I feel like I'm mesmerized!You know, we have almost finished with the restoration of the country house near the Cinque Terre (did I mention I'm Italian?) we bought nine years ago and, guess what?...we are going to move to another town where we found a charming tiny old house with a nice terraced garden nobody wanted because it's full of old things the former owners left behind!As you can imagine I'm looking forward to having the keys and starting rummaging around! By the way, I've been so impressed by the wonderful world of blogs that I started one myself(just four days ago!)where I tell about all the troubles and the immense happines I got from the adventure of taking care of an old forlorn house! Sorry for being so long but I had to tell you everything!
Bye, Barbara

trekmom said...

I am a major blog addict too! I could spend hours looking them. Did you know that you can click on google translate to translate the blogs to English? I checked on the blog you listed (of course), and if you scroll down there is a google button to translate it to any language you want. Of course I had to try different languages too, just to see what it looked like!! Happy blogging!!!

Rie said...

Ohhh, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the sign!!! I also noticed the sign first thing in Brook's kitchen. You did such a good job.

pink pig cottage antiques said...

Im thinking how great that sign would look in my kitchen...LOl.. nice job and i love those antique bottles you found as i am a collector as well and love putting mine on my window sills in the house.

Mrs. Limestone said...

It looks fabulous. I'd love to hear how you made the sign. Are you going to share a tutorial or some more details?

Sherrie said...

I love it all!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

it looks great, thanks for sharing.

Julie Johnson said...

Love that sign...and the flowers are gorgeous in that wicker basket. I love little changes in the kitchen!
Julie

Colleen said...

LOVE the sign! If you made a few extra for your Etsy shoppe, I would love to buy one!! I have a soffet above my kitchen cabinets and an old distressed sign would be perfect camouflage!! I loved the sign you made (but eventually sold) for your family room, but that would have been too big for the space. I don't blog, but I do follow you ... I love what you do.
So, will you?? Please? Make me a sign!! :)

Colleen

Kristy said...

love. love. love the sign.

KarenSue said...

I bought the same flowers this morning at the grocery store! Mine are light pink-so pretty.
Love the old French sign. Good job!
We are having a cold(50) rainy day and I love it.
Hope you are having a good weekend.

The Weathered Cottage said...

ohh! R u going to share the secret of how you made it??

Angie said...

You never cease to amaze me. What I would give for just a 1/3 of your talent!!!!

vignette design said...

How in the heck did you duplicate Brooke's sign? You amaze me. Love the added touches to your kitchen.

gIoSmAmA said...

The sign is truly a beauty. The flowers compliment the kitchen very well. Where did you get the basket that is holding the flowers?

Melanie said...

The flowers made me smile. I sure wish spring would hurry up and get here.

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