Kitchen article

Look what just showed up in my mailbox or at a local store near you.

The kitchen.

As featured in the pages of Country Woman magazine.

It is such a fun article.  There’s DIY’s and tips and kitchen decorating ideas and a few random opinions about loving what you have and decorating with yard sale finds and how we transformed our kitchen on a budget.

I read it while watching Downton Abbey last night (which just as an aside we totally need to talk about).  I so want to discuss the episode, but I don’t want to give anything away in case you haven’t watched it yet.

But can I say yikes?

And oh no.

And that I hope everything is okay.

And that I love Violet, Dowager Duchess of Grantham with my whole heart.

I’ll leave the discussion for another day and simply share some of my favorite DIY projects from our kitchen.

Welcome to my very own kitchen Academy Awards. 🙂

transom-window

How to Make a Transom Like This One Out of An Old Window

recipe wall kitchen

How to Make a Recipe Wall
How to Build a Plate Rack

Butler's Pantry

How to Add Doorway Molding

Kitchen Window

How to Build a Faux Transom Window

Peel-and-stick-floor

How to Add Peel and Stick Tile for Under $100

kitchendiy-tower

Comments

  1. Image for Sharon H Sharon H

    Miz karianne....you are like that little engine that could! You go girl.... Very happy for you, little one.

  2. Image for Missy Missy

    Love the tile (and that was the best episode of this season! Gotta love Andy and Tom (not Thomas)). I also love the reverse pleat window treatment!

  3. Image for Cherie Cherie

    Wow! Congrats and so exciting! Everything looks beautiful! And, yes, that was an amazing episode of DA last night! Don't you think something pivotal is going to happen with Thomas?

  4. Image for Lanita Anderson Lanita Anderson

    Congratulations on being featured in Country Woman magazine...wow! Love your kitchen, too. Happy Monday, Friend!

  5. Image for Nancy @ slightly Coastal Nancy @ slightly Coastal

    Congrats on the magazine feature! I love all of your great projects and the warmth they bring to your home. I too watched Downton last night and when it happened I quickly looked at my clock to see what time it was. I was afraid it was 10:00 and the episode would be over before we knew what happened. Thank goodness it was only 9:47. Whew!

  6. Image for Marisa Franca @ All Our Way Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    Well, you made me smile and I needed it -- Bluehost is down AGAIN and I am at my wits end. I picked today to work and catch up and well, now I have to twiddle my thumbs. But!! In the meantime I can savor your post and enjoy your beautiful home. The bright shiny pages brightened up my mood. Thank you friend!! Have a wonderful day.

  7. Image for Shawn Shawn

    Congrats KariAnne! Your kitchen photographed beautifully! and Downton! oh my. I always have a hard time getting to sleep on Sunday evenings when the show concludes. My head is so full of Mary and Edith and Anna and the Carson's. It's just not going to be the same when the season is over. We will all have to find some other escape! Maybe there is hope for a Downton Abbey movie. A friend just mentioned to me this morning she heard of someone with plans to attend Downton cocktail party. Wouldn't that be a fun event for you to plan!! and then share all your lovely photos with us!

  8. Image for Karen Karen

    What a great article in "Country Woman" magazine. I subscribe to this magazine and it was exciting to find it. Great ideas and I plan to use some of them in my kitchen and order several of the items. I look forward to each of your blogs. . They are always interesting whether it's a new project, a new endeavor you are beginning or a family story. Keep up the good work.

  9. Image for Michelle Rudis Michelle Rudis

    Love all your decorating inspirations and stories that go with them! And a great big congrats on the Country Woman magazine feature!! I'll be picking up my copy today :-) What a great idea the above reader had for a Downton Abbey cocktail party--sounds like your cup of tea, KariAnne *wink wink*

  10. Image for Mary Mary

    Beautiful! gonna have to see if I find the magazine at the grocery store. There are no more books stores these days - which makes me sad. Anyway..... Great job - AGAIN!

  11. Image for Kris Kris

    One of my friends and I have been looking up dresses from the '20's on Ebay and Etsy, picking out our favorite styles, and sending links to each other. It's fun! Of course, my favorites are always over $1000 ... a girl can dream, right? I think I need to find one of those headband things that fits over the forehead next. I'm pretty sure I would be gorgeous with one of those. Ha. I started reading your blog because I was amazed at your projects like the transom windows, and the look you could achieve with a little money and a lot of elbow grease. And then I discovered how much fun you are! :) I would like for Edith to find happy love before Mary for once! I don't like the underlying theme that Mary's good looks make her more worthy of love than Edith (who is attractive but not stunningly beautiful). I think Mr. Carson needs to learn to roll up his sleeves and help out around the home. I'm sensing happiness for Daisy and Mrs. Padmore--please, Mr. Fellowes? There ... I discussed DA with you without any spoilers.

  12. Image for Susan Takeda Susan Takeda

    Congratulations on the magazine spread. It couldn't happen to a nicer blogger. And yes, I echo the yikes sentiments about Downton as well. I wish the series would last forever.

  13. Image for Nancy Nancy

    Congratulations on being featured in the magazine. You deserve every blessing that comes your way. You add so much light into each of our days. Thanks! Nancy

  14. Image for Susan Susan

    This is the third week that I've started reading your post before watching Downton Abbey. Please say spoiler alert! ;-)

  15. Image for Ann weisman Ann weisman

    Congratulations! The hits just keep coming. Can't wait to hear your take on Downtown. Maybe the next big series could be Thistlewood!

  16. Image for Susan Susan

    MANY HAPPY CONGRATULATIONS on having your gorgeous kitchen featured in Country Woman magazine! No one and no other kitchen deserve this spread more! Gosh, and I'm STILL crushing over that floor in your butler's pantry! :)

  17. Image for Rebecca Rebecca

    HI sweetie, I started looking at your blog because of your enormous decorating talent but now I have turned my attention to your hilarious way of describing things! At times I laugh out loud. What a joy it is to know someone (almost) that has that such a wonderful personality!! My first thought on Downton Abbey when it happened was "Well this thing is moving way too fast". I do wish the gay butler would learn to be nice and mean it. I think in the end they will all live "Happily Ever After". Oh and by the way Congratulations!!

  18. Image for Kristin @ Pink Camellias Kristin @ Pink Camellias

    Congratulations on getting published - what a feather in your cap! You deserve it! Please don't let me know what happened on Downton - I was so tired I fell asleep before 9pm and haven't had the time to watch it yet. I can't wait though!

  19. Image for Rebecca Rebecca

    HI sweetie, I started looking at your blog because of your enormous decorating talent but now I have turned my attention to your hilarious way of describing things! At times I laugh out loud. What a joy it is to know someone (almost) that has that such a wonderful personality!! My first thought on Downton Abbey when it happened was "Well this thing is moving way too fast". I do wish the gay butler would learn to be nice and mean it. I think in the end they will all live "Happily Ever After". Oh and by the way Congratulations!! Rebecca

  20. Image for Patricia Patricia

    Must grab the latest issue of Country- congrats. And my mind is spinning with the possibilities of creating a recipe wall- hmmmmm. It's impossible not to love "what is a weekend' Violet. I will ache when this season ends.

  21. Image for NormaJean NormaJean

    Okay, I'm waiting for your TV show. Won't be long before I'm watching you right up there with all the other greats! Once again, congratulations, on your newest magazine spread! Oh, and could you believe the dinner table scene on Downton?

  22. Image for ananda ananda

    your kitchen is drop dead gorgeous Kariann!! that plate rack is amazing!!! i should spend a day going through all your archives seriously! happy 2016!! xo

  23. Image for Clare Brennan Clare Brennan

    Can't say how strongly how proud I am of your accomplishmennts, you are living every diy decorators dream, and you do it with such style...............................so glad you are on line so I can follow from Canada but that magazine is coming home with me. Congrats...............keep up the great work. Love your writing and playing as much as your hard line decorating ideas......................feel like I've had a visit with a friend with coffee in hand when I read your posts......................thanks...............................makes retirement seem that much more connected to what I love to do.........play house.........................with some new ideas and things once in a while............love ya

  24. Image for Mindy Whipple Mindy Whipple

    Congratulations on the Country Woman issue! All your kitchen DIY's are so beautiful. And Downton...oh, my! I have to say I did not see that (and SO much of it!) coming...Just love that show.

  25. Image for Shellie Bowdoin Shellie Bowdoin

    Gorgeous post and website...congratulations! Thanks for sharing some of your favorite things for the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop! I have pinned this to the Thursday Favorite Things Pinterest Board. Shellie www.thefabjourney.com

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