Let’s face the ugly truth: apartment kitchens are boring. They are in no way unique, fun, and inviting like Mom’s kitchen. Since you can’t really go crazy and remodel your apartment kitchen just as you would like to, there are a few simple and quick ways you can make your kitchen an exciting place to be.
We had these two plain picture frames just laying around the apartment after Mama cleaned out her stash. We also had some cute scrapbook paper in colors that complimented our kitchen towels (silly huh?). So we got to thinking… pictures of us seemed weird, especially since we have some great ones taken by a talented friend hanging in other areas of the space... thus why not a quote? We typed “cooking quotes" into the almighty Google and found some that we really liked and described the roomies. Copy/paste, adjust font, and print. We trimmed the edges and VOILA! Our beautiful and practically free ART! Hung to each side of the stove, they add a little color and inspiration to the space.
|"Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all."|
|"If a pot is cooking, the friendship will stay warm."|
It makes our kitchen a happier place :)
Secondly, another roomie found this super cute wall art at Target for less than $10. We weren’t sure where we wanted it to go at first so we had it taped in a few locations around the apartment before we decided it looked awesome above the stove.
Our final kitchen tweak was a spice shelf. Since we live in an apartment cabinet and counter space is super limited. These shelves were found at Goodwill for 59 cents each (yes cents, not dollars) and they had an antiqued red/walnut finish that just didn’t flow with our place. Two coats of glossy white spray paint later and they have worked really well for us.
Hopefully some of our kitchen tweaks can help you spice up your boring apartment kitchen too!