Summer Kitchen Refresh

Summer Kitchen Refresh | Want to add some summer touches to your kitchen? Check out this inspiration from Sincerely, Sweetpea. | sincerelysweetpeablog.com

It’s so crazy to think it’s been over a year since I revealed our kitchen to you all. When I first finished our kitchen, I couldn’t have been more excited. For the longest time, I had been waiting for my own home to decorate, and to finally be able to do a room reveal that wasn’t a bedroom and our kitchen was just that. As you can probably guess, I’ve made a few changes since then and today I’m sharing them with you all.

Summer Kitchen Refresh | Want to add some summer touches to your kitchen? Check out this inspiration from Sincerely, Sweetpea. | sincerelysweetpeablog.com

The most recent change, the one I’m probably most excited about, is the addition of cafe curtains. As much as I loved all the natural light and getting to gaze out the window while washing dishes, the window just looked naked without any window treatment.

To keep the natural light coming in, I decided to DIY some white, really thin cafe curtains finished with the cutest pink ribbon trim.

And remember that super awkward empty space underneath the countertop? Well, I made a skirt that matches perfectly with the new curtains.

Summer Kitchen Refresh | Want to add some summer touches to your kitchen? Check out this inspiration from Sincerely, Sweetpea. | sincerelysweetpeablog.com

I also decided to add a tray to our little coffee corner. If you have a surface in your home with a group of a couple items, I recommend corralling them with a tray if possible. It’s crazy what a huge difference it makes.

Summer Kitchen Refresh | Want to add some summer touches to your kitchen? Check out this inspiration from Sincerely, Sweetpea. | sincerelysweetpeablog.com

And of course, I couldn’t help but add in some blue and white accessories!

Besides the vase holding my utensils above, I was lucky enough to find all of the other blue and white accessories at local thrift stores and on Facebook Marketplace.

I found the jar holding my sponge at a thrift store I only recently stumbled upon and boy am I glad I did. It’s a locally owned shop called the Peppermint Pig and the coolest part is that all of the proceeds help care for rescue animals and find their forever home. So, not only are you finding great, one-of-a-kind treasures, you’re also helping a sweet little kitty or pup.

Summer Kitchen Refresh | Want to add some summer touches to your kitchen? Check out this inspiration from Sincerely, Sweetpea. | sincerelysweetpeablog.com

I thought I loved this space a year ago, but now I really love it. I think the kitchen, specifically a rental kitchen can be a tough place to decorate sometimes because there are so many permanent fixtures that can’t be changed.

If you’re in the same situation or maybe you’re saving up for a kitchen reno and need a little decor in the meantime, don’t underestimate the impact of small accessories and a fresh drape or two. Remember, it’s all about the details.

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