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A FUN & EFFICIENT KITCHEN CENTER FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

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Hi there, welcome. Here we are celebrating Fall with open arms to spite the fact that it is still humid and hot outside  . That's ok we just carry on with our northern Fall traditions. I decided to put together a more convenient way for the family to prepare hot/cold drinks and morning oatmeal/toast etc. I thought if I could just get everything in one place it would be easy and fun for all. I am thinking that I should change my blog name into something like midnight mom or only at night something to the effect of I can really only work on photos etc at night when everyone settles in.

Anyway I had this bakers rack for a while but I was not using as such the base is all wood but very narrow so I added a corian counter then fixed the top part on to complete the bakers rack.





The best part is that there is plenty of storage , I sewed a little skirt so that I could put things such as coffee filters , gallons of water, mixing bowls etc. Large coffee cups were a great dollar tree find.
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Faux painted wooden slat countertops

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Hi there.....Fall is here!  Love everything about it, family traditions pay a big part of the different seasons. Here we have a Fall dinner , make candy apples, stuff scarecrows, drink plenty of apple cider, build out door fires and carve pumpkins. For me I like to get the house ready for the holidays so that means making sure everything is in a ok shape, cleaned spic and span and all décor is fresh.

My countertops were looking a bit drab so I decided to try out some experiments after some not so pretty trials I found the one that makes me smile, a wide slat faux wooden look. I used a wood grainer rocker and some out door paint along with a lacquer finish. Am I the only one who actually does these kinds of projects at about midnight? It seems that is the only time I don't have traffic coming through the kitchen.

 I thought why not outdoor paint....its able to stand the elements so it should be able to stand my kitchen. The base coat is an olive oil color. Which was painted first…

Come on in! Lets celebrate Fall

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Welcome to Fall here at Sweet Tea N' Salty Air where we are a skip away from the Florida Everglades. Although we really have not had a weather change yet...we will soon. Crisp perfect sunny days with a hint of evening nip. I am however a northern girl so I go right ahead and celebrate Fall full swing! The scent of Pumpkin lingers through the house and apple and pumpkin recipes are happily eaten. If you would like to make the very best Pumpkin muffins ever that was shared by a bake shop here in Fla. this is the link:   http://mrsblackstone.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-very-best-pumpkin-muffins-i-promise.html   Can't  show you our boots though as I see in so many other Fall tours... they are just covered in mud.  Pour yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy!!


 A comfy leather chair for evening relaxing...I painted a rooster silhouette to add to the fireplace along with a crafted  pinecone garland .
 Baskets of pinecones make me smile



The burlap garland that I crafted found a home on this…

An old plain closet door, an old tool box make a pretty barn door

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Hi there, so happy you could stop in today!  I want to share with you today a door that was layed to rest brought back to life with a lick of paint! I am so loving the vintage doors I see about online. But here I never run across any old vintage doors so I painted this one up and dressed him for Fall.

 The first step was to give the door a brown coat of paint.

 Then a vanilla color of paint taking care not to get ahead of myself I did about 2 ft at a time, and I took a yard stick and drew lines using the opposite end of a paintbrush so what you see is the brown paint on each line.
Which makes it look like this.

 I also dry brushed a trim and made also painted the barn look crossed pieces of trim

 I had an old small toolbox I added to the front and filled it with these small primitive little pumpkins  that I crafted from some old tin cans.


I just brushed them with a very light orange and added some darkness
I let some rust come through....these poor cans have been out in the rain for d…