Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Vintage Kitchen Vignette

When we got the countertops in May, the damage to the wall when removing the tile was atrocious. 
I covered it up with a "temporary backsplash." 
I guess I'm confused at the meaning of temporary because four months later it is still here.

I can make a list of very good excuses.

We did have some unplanned expenditures.
Our youngest son's car died.  

I spent about a week carless until we were able to find him a new used car. 
We picked up his car on a Monday afternoon. 

Tuesday morning our daughter called...

She was stranded on the side of the road. 

There are still good Samaritans out there. 
Her car needed extensive repair work but it was fixable. 

Bill received a bonus check in August. 

I'm sure you guess that a lot of it went to the car fiasco.

Some of it went towards a trip to  

I've never been and I can't wait. 
We are all meeting Chris there in December! 

The temporary backsplash has to wait until February so I caulked all the seams and painted it with a stronger finish. 
I styled one section with some vintage accessories. 

I'm not complaining. 
I could have called the tile guy in June before all of this happened but I just cannot decide what I want.
Once the tile is in-it is in!  
Sometimes DIY is easier to go with because it can be

Know what I mean?
Happy first day of fall! 


  1. I'm totally with you Katie! Can't tell you how many unfinished renovations I've lived with and been glad in the end because I've done a backflip on what I 'thought' I wanted! Cute kitchenalia! I'd love you to share it over at my Five Star Frugal linkup. Love, Mimi xxx

  2. HI there, I'm visiting from Share Your Cup! Love, your cute vintage kitchen vignette/backsplash ;)

  3. I think you rack is adorable. Spending money on a vacation is always a good idea. You can always do your backsplash.

  4. Well girl, you have taken it right to my heart. I have a weakness for vintage kitchen items! Your display is just precious! I have a collection of sifters and adore them. Glad that your car dilemmas have all been solved and so happy that you get to visit, "the happiest place on earth'! :) Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  5. I love your sweet vintage pieces.

    And, I understand about helping out the kids - it's always something!

  6. I love your cute vintage kitchen gems grouped together, Katie! I remember all the car issues when our girls were in college- money going out left and right, but hang in there, you'll get through this!

  7. Katie, I'm with you. With so many renovations going on, I get there pretty often, thinking that something is temporary only to have it for years down the road. Someday it will happen, in the mean time have fun during your trip, those are special moments you'll cherish forever! Love the vintage accessories you added to your beautiful kitchen!