As you probably know, I’ve been on a mission to get my kitchen back in order. The first step in this process was to fix the trim around the window. You may remember that there used to be a bench here. The trim was removed when the bench was installed. So when I took out the bench, I was left with an ugly looking window. The goal is to get this window replaced within the next couple months. I’m not sure why a piece of wood covers the bottom of the window or why the window doesn’t open, but if things go according to plan, it will soon be gone.
In the meantime, I wanted to make this area a bit more presentable by fixing the trim. (Because of how the window is installed, I shouldn’t need to remove this new molding when the new window goes in.) Anyway, I picked up some trim boards, cut them to size, nailed them in place, patched holes, sanded, and painted. Molding complete. The difficult part was that because my house is almost 100 years old, finding replacement molding is nearly impossible. So the process can be a bit time consuming. Plus, in all honesty, because hammers and I don’t get along, this project took even longer than it should have. I’m not as handy as I pretend to be. I blame it on having zero patience.
Once all that was complete, the fun part could begin – shopping for some colorful and functional accessories. And I knew exactly where to go. Target!
You know I’m totally in love with their Threshold line. I’ve had my eye on a few pillows from the collection for some time and knew they would be perfect.
I was also on the hunt for a bench. I needed a place where I could take my shoes off or enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning.
So after some fun shopping, I came home with a completed look.
The velvet white bench is not from the Threshold collection, but it’s perfection! I will admit I’m a little nervous about having white fabric in the kitchen. We’ll see how that goes. My favorite things are my new pillows though. The marble-inspired one is probably my absolute favorite. I’m pretty much obsessed with the pattern. The pillows are the perfect color collection for this season and my kitchen. I think they make the space look really inviting and welcoming and I’m loving it.
I also found this adorable rope-inspired basket. It will work great for magazine storage. (Because I clearly need another reason to hoard more magazines in my house.)
I also further indulged my air plant obsession. When I was visiting my brother and his family recently, I found two new plants. Needing a place to put these two lovelies, I found (Confession: My mom found them.) these tall glass vases with fun white stripes. Talk about perfect.
So that’s it for now. My happy and colorful kitchen is finally taking shape. There is still work to be done, but some progress is good, right? (Oh, and that candle below is from Threshold too. Amazing!)
What do you think of my updates? Have you found any fabulous Threshold pieces at Target?
A big thanks to the awesome folks at Target for supplying me with these beautiful Threshold products at no cost in exchange for my review. Please note that the opinions, thoughts and ideas listed above are my own. I really do love and recommend these products.