Kitchen Window Update

Happy New Week.
Hope the weekend was fun.  
We had Spring this weekend in Illinois oh my it was nice.  No coat and sunshine on Sunday.  
The weatherman is a bummer and said the real February will be returning this week back into the 30's and snow.  Ugh!!!
It was nice to have a little reprieve.

I want you to know my blog is once again ad free.  
I thought I would try it like so many other bloggers.  
I recently bought my domain and now have maintenance. I thought it might be good to run ads to help pay for this.  
I found out after the last few months I made peanuts to have all those ads running to annoy all of you!
For now they have been suspended.  If I can find another way to have the ads run and I actually make some money then I might try again.  For now I am ad free once again.  Enjoy no ads.

I showed you these cool corbels I found for my kitchen window.
Here is the window area before the corbels and shelf.

Here is it after the corbels went up and Terry made me a shelf out of an old table top of scrapes from the garage.


The corbels look so good holding up the shelf and the curtain rod.



We had an old drop leaf table top that we saved from when Terry made the new table top for our dining room table.  Happy he kept this because when he cut it down it made for a nice shelf.  Love the details and that it curves.


This is the pattern of an old picture frame I had out in the garage.  Terry cut it down to make a little design along the top of the wall where it meets the ceiling.  Almost looks like crown molding.
You all know how one thing leads to another.  Now I have a shelf that is great but that now needs things to be put on it!  I am working on figuring out what to put up there.

Have a great new week.
Hugs,
Kris















34 comments

  1. Oh, now that's really cute! I thought that WAS crown molding up there! Nice project, and now you can have fun with decor, but don't fall! Lol, we all know where that leads......

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  2. Oh Kris,

    This so pretty and such a beautiful touch to your window. It looks like it was always was there. Such pretty sun shining in the lace.

    Love it!

    Cindy

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  3. Oh, that turned out beautifully! Love the character it adds to the window! I know you know how blessed it is to have a handy man! What would we do without them? Enjoy your springlike weather while you can - I know I'm getting outside today to work in my flowerbeds before the rain and cold return. Happy Monday to you!
    Hugs,
    Cecilia

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  4. I love it and what a great idea using corbels.

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  5. Love the corbels and the shelf is so perfect. It all came together beautifully. Have fun accessorizing the shelf. So glad you got some sunshine. Xo

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  6. That looks so nice! Your Terry is so talented! You find so many treasures at the Vintage Market store! It is a beautiful shop. Get ready for our rain changing to snow! We may have up to 8" by Wednesday! (I live just south of you in Naperville,IL)

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    1. I am so not wanting that snow to move in tomorrow and Wednesday. Ugh!!! It was so nice for us this weekend. I cannot wait for Spring to finally arrive and stay put. Hopefully in the next month or so.
      Have a great week.
      Hugs,
      Kris

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  7. We had the same kind of weather and it was great! That shelf with the corbels turned out great! Maybe a faux ivy plant would be good on that shelf! I tried ads on my blog and after two years I hadn’t even earned $100 so I quit.

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  8. Your new shelf looks great over the kitchen window Kris and great that Terry was able to make it! I know you will make it look so pretty with what you put on it. I can't wait to see. I hope you have a nice week. :)

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  9. Great ideas and beautiful add to your kitchen! Love it!

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  10. Very nice! Amazing the difference it makes. I don't think you need to add a thing!

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  11. I wish I had a window over my sink to add corbels and a shelf, mine overlooks our family room. I would really love to have a older home with lots of character and charm. We do have a beautiful back garden though that I love working in. Your home looks so cozy I really love the look and everything you have done.

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  12. I wish Terry could come put a shelf above my kitchen window! You are so lucky to have that man around. It looks fantastic, my friend. As for the ads, it takes awhile. You won't make money overnight.
    Brenda

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  13. LOVE it! Those corbels were a great find and the shelf is a nice added bonus too.
    Have a great week!
    ~Des

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  14. This looks fantastic! I wish I could hire him for a weekend to do projects in my house, lol.

    We are really worried about the snowstorm coming tomorrow. Tim's flight is supposed to be leaving O'Hare at 3:00. We have a feeling it will either be greatly delayed or cancelled.

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    1. PS - I don't have any ads on my blogs because I think they are super annoying - in general. I honestly didn't even notice the ads you had on your blog before, so they must've been minimal. There are other blogs that I read where they are saturated with ads, to the point where they are even at the bottom of photos and interferes with the photos themselves. I either quickly scroll through those blog posts without even truly looking and reading the post or even exist the post without commenting because the ads are extremely aggravating.

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  15. I knew this would be so pretty and it is! the corbels make it so unique and it's going to be fun to have another place to decorate! Hopefully the good weather will be back to Spring soon.

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  16. Congratulations on going back to AD Free---honestly---I can't tell you how many bloggers I have dropped due to toenail fungus in the middle of their food posts...YIKES. And, I don't ever look at products at all?

    Love your shelf and yes, it really finishes up that area. We went with some paneling(actual doors) and a farmhouse light...which I really love. I'm always have the impulse to add something else, but have held off for three years. Something perfect will come to mind with your great ideas, Kris!

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  17. Hi Kris,
    Love how your shelf came out.....the whole area looks lovely. Love the curtain too.
    Looking forward to seeing how you decorate it. Know that has made you love your
    kitchen all the more....that pic frame wood was the perfect thing to finish it off too.
    Enjoy!
    Glad to hear you got a few days of reprieve from the cold. It is gorgeous here today but we are gonna have some cooler temps again Thurs. thru Sunday, in the 60"s, so sounds good to me.
    So keep warm and Cozy and hopefully Spring will be there for you soon.
    Blessings,
    Nellie

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  18. Sure looks pretty! I know you'll have no trouble finding just the right pieces to go up there! Yes, the weekend was glorious - all the birds singing. But alas . . . batten down the hatches. Hoping they'll be wrong about this storm like they were about the last two!

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  19. When you two get to heaven I know you will be on the decorating committee. God has blessed you both with amazing talent. Peace!!!

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  20. I love the corbels and shelf. You guys have worked your magic again! Like other gals have said, I wish you could rent Terry out to us! :-) As for ads.. I did notice and they are kind of annoying, but for YOU, I was going to just ignore them and keep on reading your blog as I love it so much! So if you get them again, I'll still be here. When there are so many that they get in the way of the photos, and things are flashing and all that, then it really IS bothersome and sometimes (usually) I don't even stay and read the post. Glad you are ad free, but I can totally understand why a person needs to earn some income from their blog! I don't have a window above my kitchen sink.. but there is one over at the side looking out to the side yard, and as I look up, there is room for a shelf with corbels! Now if I could just get hubby to do it ........ sigh.. which will never happen as he is not one of the handy ones! Have a great week and sorry the cold is moving in. We are looking at warmer temperatures here in Oregon, up into the mid 60's! I'm so excited! xoxo Marilyn

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  21. Another fantastic idea Kris. As you know in a year or so we plan to remodel our kitchen. I am waiting for Atticus to graduate High School, it will be easier to gut the kitchen when it is just me and hubby. I pin many of your ideas. Thank you for sharing. :-)

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  22. Oh...this looks so, so good! And I love that lace curtain. It's so perfect. I can't wait to see what you pop on the shelf!! Today was about 60 degrees here, it was warm all weekend, just like you said it would be....but now I fear well get your 30s later in the week. And I was just getting used to 60...hopefully it comes back soon and you can open your kitchen window and watch that sweet curtain blow in the warm breeze!! xoxo

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  23. BINGO. SPOT ON. PERFECT. NAILED IT!

    Kris, would you please tell that man of yours that he is SO AMAZING? Will you tell yourself that YOU are amazing? Good gracious, you really know what you are doing! That's the perfect solution! WOW!!!!!!!!!

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  24. Kris,
    Love the corbels and shelf above your window!! So pretty!! You answered a question that i have been thinking about. I was wondering how lucrative having ads on a blog would be. Not that I was thinking of doing it now but in case I ever needed some extra money in the future...I have seen some people claim that they make thousands of dollars on the ads... Thanks for sharing your experience with having them on your blog!!
    Hugs
    Debbie

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  25. Kris, I just knew there was going to be a shelf involved and it really looks so pretty. Love the swaggie curtains. Can't wait to see what you do with it. I know it will look wonderful..xxoJudy

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  26. Love the window now, Kris. I don't blame you with the ads. I have had several offers to do reviews on things in exchange for the 'things' but that is now why I blog. It is hardly worth the effort to me...and I think you are all about the love of people and friends you have made more than using it as a money maker. Glad you tried it anyway-otherwise you would have always wondered if you should. Hope you have a great week. Heading home to the cold at the end of the week. ugh.....but will be glad to get home, too. xo xo xo

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  27. I hope my ads are unobtrusive. I make very little from them. In fact, I haven't gotten a payment in about a year and a half but my stats are down so I'm sure that is why. Your blog looks great. I love the new kitchen corbels. So cute.

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  28. I know most bloggers need to earn money to keep it going, but I prefer no ads.

    Those corbels are beautiful

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  29. I love your new shelf! And those corbels! We constantly watch for old corbels at antique malls and never see any. I imagine they're snapped up quickly. The old frame is the perfect detail at the ceiling. How smart of you to think of that!

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  30. Oh your window turned out so beautifully, Kris! I love your vision!

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  31. I know you'll find just the right mixture of shabby chic cottage style goodies to put on that gorgeous shelf, Kris!

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