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Aqua Kitchen Craft Projects

June 9, 2011
There’s just something about blue that I love. When I had my own house before the divorce, I made over every room in the place. The kitchen was probably the toughest. My ex-husband and I laid tile over the existing countertops, we painted all of the cabinets and gave them new hardware, we eventually had to replace all of the appliances and the sink, and my ex put down a laminate tile floor.
I also painted over the absolutely horrid wood paneling with a pale, pale lavender paint that was so light it almost looked white. The theme, however, was that retro 50s robin’s egg blue and a dark brown. I even painted the ceiling the same color as the pale blue kitchen cabinets. And I purchased retro 50s atomic dinner plates to go above the cabinet space.

While I no longer have my lovely kitchen, I haven’t lost my taste for retro shades of blue. One of those shades being aqua. So when I ran across this lovely aqua and red themed kitchen (above) featured on Kitchenisms, I was in heaven. (I highly encourage you to visit Kitchenisms in order to view photos of every inch of this marvelous kitchen.) But even the most perfect, colorful kitchen needs a few personal touches. So if you’re thinking of repainting your cooking space, consider the following craft projects to add a handmade touch. They’re not just pretty to look at, but functional too!

This bunting tea towel from A Scrappy Project adds just the perfect touch. Make several and keep them in daily use. It’s pretty enough to leave out for quick hand drying and clean ups and has beautiful aqua patterned fabrics for the bunting that make it a perfect match for an aqua themed kitchen!
Every kitchen needs a clock! I particularly love this diy clock from Landee see, Landee do. Not only is it painted aqua – of course you can make it any color you like – but it’s personalized with photos of family members. Since the kitchen is not traditionally a place you would see family photographs, I think this unique concept makes it extra special. Now, every time you glance at the clock to check the time, you’re reminded of those you love! (Or that you’re late picking up the kids from school. Wink.)
What about you? What are your favorite colors for kitchens and what color is your kitchen now?


  • Sher

    June 9, 2011 at 11:09 am

    What an awesome post! I love my new kitchen. We completely remodeled it last year. New counter tops, porceline tile floors, glass tile backsplash. This time I went with earthtones (brown, beige) which is actually quite unusual for me because my favorite colors are blue and green. But I do love it.

    I love that towel and I think I’m going to have to make me some! Amazing how such a simple little touch can add so much.

  • This Magpies Nest

    June 9, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    That aqua kitchen is dreamy, thanks for the kitchenism link.
    Also….love your blog.

  • CMB Display Designs

    June 12, 2011 at 12:41 am

    Great photos!! I finally have my kitchen (almost) exactly as I want it. Bright white cabinets with grey paint…I’m obsessed with that color combo for my kitchen, don’t really know what it is I love about it so much! The missing piece is solid black granite countertops….someday…

  • Mindie Hilton

    June 14, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    I still can’t believe our first party had over 300 links. I have a special give away planned for linkers this week.

    I would love it if you would grab the bacon time party button for your collection of link parties since it will run every Friday evening through Sunday night or add a link.

    Thanks again, hope to see you soon.

  • Ambika

    June 18, 2011 at 5:14 am

    Love the DIY clock!! Came here from Homemaker On a Dime.

  • The DIY Show Off

    June 19, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Beautiful accents! I love the clock – so unique! Great job! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity in the DIY Project Parade! 😉


  • andie jaye

    June 21, 2011 at 4:59 am

    i love teal/aqua too!! it is so fun and classic! can’t wait to see what you end up doing! thanks for linking this up to my tip-toe thru tuesday party! i hope to see you again this week!

  • Michele

    November 23, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    I love aqua! My kitchen is aqua and this clock would look adorable in my kitchen! LOVE IT!!

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