#makeovermonday / transforming the kitchen sink window to Christmas; from blinds to curtains

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Several weeks ago I came across this image on Pinterest and I just KNEW I wanted to do something like this at home.

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Don’t you just love that?

Now, I don’t have white cabinets (Brian isn’t convinced to paint them yet) – but I do have a window over the sink with cabinets set just like those!

Confession: I looked this week at stores for red and white curtains. But, I know good and well that I have a TON of curtains upstairs in my closet and Brian would have seriously had a conniption fit.

Here is our kitchen window in all it’s REAL LIFENESS.

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I used to have curtains up there, but took them down when we painted a few years ago and never put them back.

You can see half of the window here in this photo I found of our old kitchen before painting:

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Woah. We had a RED kitchen back in the day!!

We’ve had those blinds for the entire 10 years we’ve lived here. And I’ve never truly liked them to be honest, so most days I pulled them up all the way to stay at the top.

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Today, I convinced Brian to take them down for me!

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Then, he added a curtain rod I picked up from Wal-mart last week ($15!).

We have some patterned colored curtains in our bonus room that are the closest thing to what I would like and since Brian said I needed to use what we have, those are the ones I took down this afternoon, lol.

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FULL disclosure – our bonus room doesn’t look like that right now. Nope. That was the day after we finished those cabinets. Hasn’t looked like that since that day.

I had 4 panels of those red block curtains and I really think I could make do with 2 upstairs, so I brought 2 down to try at the sink.

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I didn’t shorten them at first because I wasn’t sure I would actually like them and I didn’t want to ruin my bonus room curtains!

They looked great, and then I was too lazy to actually take them down and get my stitch witchery to iron them up (that was my plan, but what if I want to put them back in the bonus room one day??).

I decided safety pins would work JUST FINE.

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I sure did.

Not permanent and it also gives my curtains a full poofy look, which I love!

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Next, time to cook dinner. Kylie drew a photo of me and her while I fixed soup.

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I found a wreath in the garage and added it to the curtain rod with ribbon.

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Next, I put cranberries into vases with votive candles and water. This is my FAVORITE decoration to use during Christmas.

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Change out the water and they will last til Christmas or longer!!

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I went to the yard and cut off a branch from one of our bushes to put in this IKEA white pot.

It turned out soooo beautiful!

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Brock just wanted me to get him a bottle. He knows this is the cabinet with his bottles and formula. So he stands there and waits.

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If you need me, I’ll be standing in the kitchen staring at my sink window.

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Update: I love how it turned out in daytime, too!!

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I’d say this idea for curtains and a wreath from Pinterest is an absolute keeper!

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Do you have a kitchen window? Don’t feel obligated to use normal window coverings!

  • Curtains allow you to see outside while in the kitchen and actually let in more light.
  • Blinds can be removed easily and installed back in later if needed. Leave the brackets in the window and store your blinds.
  • Hang a wreath over your sink window for the holidays for a bit of extra cheer! I added an $8 set of battery powered LED lights from Target that have an automatic timer – on 6 hours, off 18.
  • Add vases with water, cranberries and tea light votive candles for an extra piece of beauty.

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10 replies to “#makeovermonday / transforming the kitchen sink window to Christmas; from blinds to curtains

  1. I love how you said your bonus room hasn’t looked like the picture since the picture. You know I sent you a picture of ours after we did the cubbies like yours?!? Yeah, so, ours hasn’t looked like that since either.😳 You win some, you lose some!!

    I love the look of your kitchen window! In fact, I put a wreath in our bay window after I saw it – great idea!

    1. Ahhh, Tiffany!!! The bins have actually worked great and the kids do a pretty good job of using them to clean up the toys. BUT, I’ve allowed wayyyy too many other things to crowd our bonus room currently and I have GOT to get them out of there so we can actually enjoy the room again πŸ™‚ Glad you added a wreath, too!

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