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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Summer kitchen tour

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Outrageous Rugs. All opinions are 100% mine:)
  
Summer kitchen tour
I wanted to pretty up my kitchen for this tour. Pinterest had some great pins for how-to clean chrome and stainless steel. Turns out I had both items for this job. I'm amazed how my back-splash and appliances look new!
How-to clean stainless steel: 
1. Scrub stainless steel surface with Barkeeper's Friend using a damp sponge, then rinse completely with water and dry stainless steel with a towel.
2. Next use a small amount of mineral oil on a dry cotton cloth to buff stainless steel. Buff in the direction of the steel grain.
(appliances and drawer hardware from Lowes Home Improvement)
how-to clean stainless steel with barkeepers friend and mineral oil
Hide that cable stuff
I love having a T.V. in the kitchen, but what I love even more is how my husband made a cut-out in the counter, using a hole drill, so we can hide the cable stuff underneath the counter:) Chose a counter grommet (hubby found one at Lowes) that can fit all of your chords. This also determines the size of the hole you cut.  Adhesive velcro holds the power-strips underneath. 
how to hide cable chords, how to cut a kitchen counter hole, counter grommet
Sea Shell Candles
Save those seashells and stones you collected at the shore, and make jar candles. 
sea shell candles and jar candles
Indoor/Outdoor friendly rug
It's easy to clean, stays in place, and I love the nautical stripes with my neutral color pallet:)Veranda indoor/outdoor-friendly rugs by Momeni available at Outrageous Rugs
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farmhouse kitchen, summer kitchen, beach kitchen
(Farmhouse sink, sink cabinetry, stainless steel back splash and faucet from IKEA)
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35 comments:

  1. Your kitchen is adorable and so bright and airy. I love those light curtains on your window.

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    1. Thanks Maggie! I was going to stencil a grain sack stripe pattern on the curtains but i love them as they are!

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  2. I love your farmhouse style sink and butcher block counter tops. Such a pretty kitchen and love the addition of the blue rug too.

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    1. Hi Diane, thank you! The counter and sink are IKEA. With the neutral white in there, I change my accent colors through the season. Thinking black and white chevron rug for Fall:) So glad you popped in:)

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  3. I love your kitchen!!!! Oh, this would have been perfect for my page on tiny kitchens! You have a lovely blog page.. glad to connect with you!

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    1. Hi Vidya, thankyou:) Yes, my galley is almost like being on a boat. Like I said, dreaming of a kitchen with an island, but cozy in this one too:)

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  4. I love your style! Right after this I am checking out your Etsy shop! I am a little anchor obsessed! I love the kitchen!

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    1. Awe, thank you! If you see something you like in my shop, message me, and I'll send you a discount code!!!!!

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  5. Thanks for the follow on bloglovin' and etsy, Michele. I hope to get my etsy shop up and running again later this year. You have some lovely things in your shop!

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    1. Awesome! Keep us posted:) And, thank you

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  6. I've been looking for a nautical rug that is easy care! I should check that out! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Love the rug! I love your whole kitchen so bright & cheery.

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  8. I love your style! I would love for you to share a project on my Meet Up Monday Blog Party!
    http://jennymaire.blogspot.com/

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  9. Very pretty rug... it adds just the right amount of color to the area. :) Thank you for sharing this.

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    1. Thank you ! Outrageous Rugs! Free shipping:) No Tax:)

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  10. Someone already wrote this, but I love your sink and butcher block countertops! I'll definitely have to look for that sink at Ikea!
    www.518nymammaof2.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Kimberly! We really weren't sure about going with an over counter sink. Most farmhouse sinks are under counter, but we love this one! Thinking about flooring now, but taking everything out is such a pain!

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  11. You have the happiest kitchen!!! Love the idea of hiding all the cable cords in there too :) Thanks so much for linking to Twirl and Take a Bow my friend xo

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  12. That rug is super cute! I love the color. Thanks for sharing with us at Hump Day Happenings.

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  13. I'm becoming a fan of all things nautical. The rug is super cute with it's nautical feel.

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    1. Thanks Melissa! You can call me anchor girl too:)

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  14. Looks great! Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links last Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)

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  15. What a great rug and love your farmhouse sink!

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  16. Love the rug and those anchor clocks, so cute. Thanks for sharing at Bacon Time, hope to see you on Friday.

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    1. Thank you Mindie! Thinking about black and white chevron clock for Fall:)

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  17. Love this sweet kitchen! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in tomorrow at www.thededicatedhouse.com to check out your feature! Happy Weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. That's terrific!!! Thank you so much. I'll stop over for sure:) XO

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  18. Thanks for the stainless steel cleaning tip as I need to work on my oven/stove this weekend. #SpringCleaning

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