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Kitchen Letters

So here’s what I was cooking up in the kitchen with the letters.
Our ceilings are about 25 feet high so I have a lot of room to work with.  The kitchen just felt like it needed something to take up some of the space.  In Hobby Lobby’s craft area you can buy these giant wooden letter cut outs.  That sure made my job easier.  I painted them Red, Green, and a Black-Brown and found none of those colors popped against the logs.  I guess after three paintings I was ready to stick with a color.  Cornbread yellow is what they are now, with a little dark wax around the edges to dirty them up.
Had my smart hubby hang them, I had no idea how to make them all the same height.  He had no problem getting the job done.
Here’s another change I made.  I like my Salt and Pepper handy.  I cook dinner every night for my family and still bake from scratch.  When a recipe calls for S&P I like to get a good dose of it, and this seems to be the best way.  Just reach in and get a pinch.  
I love that the bowls have a pattern inside and outside.
I also have this enamel ware pot next to my stove and it holds my oils, vinegars, and my morning maple syrup.  I don’t like things cluttering up my counter tops so this is the easiest way to keep them gathered in one place and also have them handy at the same time.
Thanks to all who played along in the guessing game.  Two of you were smart cookies and guessed the word right away.

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  1. LOVE those letters Dawn.In the end you chose the right color. I have that same enamel pot. What a good idea.

  2. The letters add to your kitchen, but I love the idea of using an enamelware pot to hold all the bottles next to the stove! Those bowls you are using for salt and pepper are delightful.

  3. cornbread yellow was a great choice! Love the look of those letters, and your other cute and handy tips ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the idears! ๐Ÿ˜‰ -Tammy

  4. I know cornbread yellow is one of your favorites and it’s perfect for this project, love it! Also like how you hung the letters rather than just leaning them against the cabinet/wall. Thanks for sharing and have a good weekend , it’s gonna be warm.

  5. I love this yellow color…it’s perfect. Your little s & p bowls are so cute. I have my grandmother’s salt bowl. At some point it must have been broken because there’s a crack that’s been glued. Just adds to the charm! Beautiful day here…hope you have the same.

  6. Dawn, they look fantastic up there. I have to clutter my kitchen cabinets, as they are so small and there isn’t any other surface space to speak of.

  7. They look great! Perfect for your kitchen…I love your kitchen! Thank you so much for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  8. I love these! Why have I never thought to use bowls for my salt and pepper as I cook? Going to do that today!

  9. The big letters are great as are you green chairs: I love your kitchen! Have a nice weekend. Regula

  10. I absolutely love those letters in your kitchen. They are big and graphic…you have so much space they are just perfect! I like the way you gathered up your oils and syrup in the big pot. Clutter isn’t my favorite thing in the kitchen either.

  11. Wow! What a kitchen! I think my entire house would fit in there.

  12. Your kitchen is lovely. Love those green chairs. And it certainly looks like you wound up with the best color for BAKE. Loosk great! Best wishes, Tammy

  13. First of all, I am so jealous of your tall ceilings! Our kitchen has rather high ceilings but the rest of the house? Low – it’s an old farmhouse. And my husband is 6’4″ – yikes. But back to your letters – that was a brilliant idea, Dawn. They look so wonderfully graphic against your wood walls. Love them.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!


  14. Your letters look perfect! Love your kitchen. Can’t wait for our log home to be built this spring up in the mountains. You and I have very similar taste.

    Susan and Bentley

  15. What a dreamy setting to BAKE to your heart’s content. I love your kitchen with all it’s country cabin touches. Your light fixtures and green chippy paint chairs are wonderful.
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Carolynn xo

  16. I love the letters and the color you chose is perfect! I am a new follower from Under the Table and Dreaming blog party. Hugs, Shelly from shellybailey.blogspot.com

  17. Cute kitchen. ๐Ÿ™‚ love the implied command to bake…not that I need to be told! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Have a great week!

  18. Having the S&P at the ready is a good thing. Love the BAKE.

  19. Dawn, I love your charming kitchen with your wonderful personal touch.
    Mary Alice

  20. Your kitchen is so warm and inviting Dawn and those letters are just the perfect scale –
    beautiful job!
    Definitely your newest follower – would love to have you follow back when you have the time!

  21. Your kitchen is fabulous, love it’s rustic yet cozy charm! The BAKE letters are perfect in there!!! Love the color you ended up using on them. I may have to steal this…

  22. I love your kitchen! It’s very cozy… I have my salt in a sugar bowl, so it’s easy to reach as well… Except mine has a lid, because living on the sea side, the humidity tends to “stay” in the salt!

  23. Lovely kitchen. I would love hanging out there! New follower ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. LOVE THESE letters, and WHAT A GREAT, Great kitchen!!! Well designed. Inspirational. Thank you for linking it up with us, and thank you in advance for also linking back to our linky party at http://www.finecraftguild.com from your post. p.s. a new party tomorrow. hope to see you again there then!

  25. Love the letters! My husband does the cooking and our counters are always cluttered with oils, salt, etc. Love your ideas for keeping it contained but handy. Thanks for sharing, Dawn!

  26. Omg, I would kill for such high kitchen ceilings! You really work with them well and do them great justice!

  27. I love the look of your cabin. We are making some changes to our cabin. I would like to find some lights like the ones on your kitchen wall. Our kitchen is set up just like yours. Where did they come from and what are they called? Thank you

    1. Joyce, I purchase the lights at Menards they are an outdoor barn light, made by Patriot Lighting ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you are able to find them.

  28. Kay Gabany says:

    Where did you get that pantry cabinet shown? Love the size and design

    1. Kay, it’s from an old hardware store. They used it for storage of electrical supplies, and I picked it up for $20 when they went out of business.

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