How to Add Lemon Yellow to Your Kitchen

I adore lemons.  I love how they smell, I love their color, I love their taste, and I love the many delicious desserts I can make with them!

One day I got a bit of an inkling to “redo” my kitchen…meaning hanging up a picture and buying new towels…since I don’t really have a “kitchen”, per se…

Regardless, I wanted to incorporate lemons into my decor.  They are bright and festive and the soft lemon yellow is just the warm hue I was looking for.

A few years ago I bought a set of 3 wall boxes on super sale.  They were an ugly brown color and I figured I’d just buy them and repaint them.  WRONG.  The paint didn’t stick.  So I brought out the big guns…the modge podge glue.

I went through my paper scraps and found 3 colors I loved and decoupaged the wood boxes and hung them above my counter.  Now they hold salt and pepper shakers, the fixings for tea, and my kitchen timer instead of collecting dust in my closet.

Decoupaged wooden boxes

As my boxes dried, I took the three pieces of paper I used to decoupage and headed out to Crate and Barrel for some new towels.  I ended up coming home with new bowls and cookie cutters.

Finally, I was looking for something to “tie the whole room together”…as the Dude would say.  Since lemons were my inspiration, I went to Google and printed off photos of 12 delicious-looking lemon desserts.  I taped them to a piece of yellow tissue paper and framed it.  Tah dah!  Kitchen art.

Kitchen art!

This was an unbelievably easy craft day and both items only took about 1 hour each to make.  The best thing about it is that you can customize it to any kitchen.  And just because you live in a place with four cabinets doesn’t mean you have to deprive yourself of a kitchen face lift!

Celebrate creativity every Wednesday with a “Creativi-bee” post, where I share easy craft tutorials, project ideas, and craft collections.

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