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Say, "Good Morning!" to a Happy Kitchen!

Say, “Good Morning!” to a Happy Kitchen!

“When women come together with a collective intention, magic happens.”
Phylicia Rashad

Mindo Ecuador –   Cutting a few old boards to custom fit the sink area of the kitchen, Barbara and I enjoyed a 2-day Timeout for Art this past weekend. We took turns with the hand saw then checked to be sure the boards fit the spaces.  After being sanded, the boards were then prepped with white paint. Mixing paints to match the yellow and green kitchen tiles, we sat on the front porch and painted while hummingbirds critiqued our progress. Adding cup hooks and an under-the-counter light helped pull together a photo-worthy kitchen!

Step inside and join us for a cup of coffee; or perhaps you’d prefer a cup of hot chocolate instead?!

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The kitchen had great bones, so taking it one step more was pure creative joy!

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A large space between the top of the counter and the bottom of the cabinets allowed room for creativity!

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Having one more level to place items, the area begged, ‘Start arranging!’ — but the dark cups looked out of place…

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But wait! There was a newly-potted arrangement in the master bath window! It transplanted easily.

To the right of the sink, we placed baskets with oranges, lemons, etc and hung a few of the cups from the cabinets.

To the right of the sink, we placed baskets with oranges, lemons, etc and hung a few of the cups from the cabinets.  A second planter  balanced with the one on the other side of the sink.

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An afternoon walk provided opportunities to snip flowers, flowers – always flowers!

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The old incense burner’s designs were difficult to see…

Incense burner

Wow, the new colors made the sun design pop!

 

The under-the-counter light also showcased these new additions, and we smiled whenever we approached the kitchen.

 

A few more details were squeezed in before Barb returned to Panama, so stay tuned for more stories!

See more views of the house and property here: A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME

"I wonder what they'll do next?"

“I wonder what they’ll do next?”

(Thanks, Barbara, for your tireless help and always-cheerful nature!  There will be one less hummingbird in Mindo this week!)  Z

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