The assignment? She wants to see our kitchens. I'm tempted to say something along the lines of "Nothing to see here folks, move it along", but I figured what the heck, I'll play along.
My kitchen is, by the way, my least favorite room in my place. I have put lots of tender loving care, personal touches and hard work into most of the other rooms of my house. The only thing I really did (okay, actually my dad did it) to my kitchen was to remove the linoleum floor and put in tiles. I LOVE my kitchen floor. I hate my cabinets and counter top and the godawful backsplash WALL PAPER, all left over by the previous owners. I had grand plans to paint the walls, and tile the backsplash and do all kinds of fun things in there, but money and time both ran short, and it's stayed as is.
That said, I've made the most of it, and love my jalapeno/spicy decor, sparse as it is.
The above is a view of my kitchen taken from my living room, looking to the left. The door you see is my front door. That rooster on the table is a traditional Portuguese rooster. The little house on the wall houses my shot glass collection, of shotglasses collected on my travels. I have one from every place I've been. Also visible is the tracklighting I installed to replace a horrible light fixture that came with the house. I'm very proud of my tracklighting.
This is taken from the same place, facing the right. I thought it looked better by candlelight. Seeing as I live in a condo, there are no windows in my kitchen. The mirror in front of the kitchen sink was actually one of the first things I fell in love with when I saw this place. It opens it up, and makes it seem larger. Oh, and those are my ugly cabinets.
This final view shows off my pretty kitchen floor tiles. (sort of)...I love them. I also love my jalapeno rug in front of the sink. On my refrigerator hang a birthday card I received from my parents in March, it is so sweet I don't want to take it down, and also a drawing my cousin's daughter made for me at Easter.
Well, there you have it, that's my kitchen. Thanks for stopping by!