Spring decor takes a front seat in any place in our homes, especially in the kitchen. Now is the time to freshen up your kitchen for spring.
Since we spend so much time in our kitchens, we definitely want to have a fresh space to work in. Are you ready to freshen up your kitchen for spring?
I was so ready to give our kitchen a fresh, crisp, and colorful look for spring. Doing this without shopping for new items was a priority ~ mainly because I didn’t have the time to shop.
Since last weekend was devoted to planting, prepping, and gardening, I gave myself a few hours to get the kitchen ready for spring.
How to Freshen Up Your Kitchen for Spring
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I felt like I was on a HGTV show with just a few hours to design a kitchen for spring using just what was already in the house. When I finished, I felt like I won the prize.
This spring kitchen challenge was sparked by the monthly Pinterest Challenge hosted by my friend Cindy of County Road 407. This month Cindy picked a lovely spring kitchen for our inspiration.
This spring kitchen from Marly Dice has the simple, clean, and fresh look I love for the spring season. She used cutting boards for natural warmth, flowers and kept her countertop items to a minimum.
If you are coming over from my friend Laura at Decor to Adore. I know Laura is getting ready to makeover her kitchen!
BEFORE YOU START STYLING A NEW SPRING KITCHEN
Our kitchen is basically a very wide galley kitchen with a built~in island at the end. The kitchen is adjacent to the living room, creating one large space. We are also blessed with tons of natural light.
I try to keep our counters as minimal as possible. It doesn’t always stay that way!
TIP: A new season is a perfect time to completely clear off the counters before restyling them. It’s also a good time for cleaning the counters.
This side of the kitchen houses the double ovens, cooktop, and glass~front cabinets, and lots of storage. The only cabinet in the kitchen is on the far lower left. All the other storage is drawers.
ADD FRESH COLOR TO THE SPRING KITCHEN
We are going to start on this side of the kitchen ~ the section between the oven and cooktop.
I knew that I would add spring touches by using colored dishes in pastel colors. Setting the dishes on a cake stand adds height.
I also wanted to incorporate the stenciled galvanized pitcher that I made a few weeks ago. The addition of pink faux peonies gives more color and that sense of nature.
I used two vintage wood cutting boards for warmth and contrast. The “welcome spring” cutting board was also a DIY project.
I love the aqua ceramic colander I found at HomeGoods a few years ago. It holds grape tomatoes. The sweet small jar from Anthropologie holds my Sweet Leaf sweetener. I love the contrast between the ceramic dishes and natural wood.
I added pink tulips to the hanging basket and the wood DIY signs.
In the glass~front cabinets, I added pops of blue using some of my vintage blue mason jars. I purchased the floral melamine platter at Tuesday Morning a couple of years. I found it in the butler’s pantry last week ~ I forgot I had it.
We use the white plates and bowls everyday.
SPRING KITCHEN BETWEEN COOKTOP AND PANTRY
This area of the kitchen is where we keep our knives, silverware and basic spices. Again, I used more wood cutting boards. My salt, pepper, garlic, and herbs de Provence are stored in my favorite pastel cups from Pottery Barn.
An oval wood tray keeps them all contained. My vintage plates with pastel rims are displayed on plate hangers next to the pantry. You also have a glimpse of the farmhouse ceramic tiles I made last year.
More of our everyday white dishes and serving pieces fill this glass~front cabinet. I used one garage sale aqua bowl for a pop of color. I love the silverware caddy and vintage cutting boards that I bought in Atlanta a few years ago.
Except for at Christmas, the farmers’ market sign provides a big focal point.
From this view, you can also see the pantry. The four cabinets pull out for tons of storage.
CENTER CONSOLE TABLE ISLAND
In the middle of the kitchen is a console table that we converted last summer to a mini~island. It’s a place for storage and display.
For spring color, the bottom shelf houses several pastel bowls for fruits and vegetables. I bought the set of pastel mixing bowls at a flea market during our home remodel. They were the inspiration for the color palette. The yellow bowl is a flea market buy. It’s actually a Willimas~Sonoma bowl.
Normally, you would not see the electric outlet on the floor. We have a woven rug with a spring color palette that was made a few years ago for us in New Orleans. With a new puppy in the house, we are not putting the rug out right now ~ or for a few months!
On the top of the mini~island, I used the floral terra cotta pots I made with decoupage last spring topped with boxwood balls. The pots are simple and colorful and add a springy pattern. The boxwood balls add a needed pop of green.
THE OTHER SIDE OF OUR KITCHEN
This side of the kitchen is more for storage and display. Starting in the corner, I added another cake stand to hold the fiesta glasses that we use quite often in the spring and summer. The rest of my Pottery Barn ice cream cups continue the spring colors of the glasses.
Next to that area is one of my favorite flea market finds ~ this blue and white farmhouse shallow bowl. A few of my favorite cookbooks provide a functional place and pretty color.
These days, the Mud Pie cookie jar holds Nola’s favorite treat ~ Honey~Nut Cheerios.
On the other side of the cookbooks is the pretty container of the Michel Design Works lotion I recently bought. The box is as pretty as the bottle of lotion.
This side of the kitchen may be my favorite. The counter still has plenty of space for serving and extra prep. Our microwave is in the lower cabinet.
In the open shelving, I gathered some of the blue and white pieces that I love. All are either from estate sales or Etsy.
SPRING ON THE ISLAND
Our large island houses the sink and the dishwasher and a bank of drawers. This is a place for food prep, hand washing dishes and letting them dry. I like to keep it very clean and uncluttered.
We always have lemons, limes and oranges for food flavor and making cocktails. Citrus is a great way to add color to your kitchen decor. The fruit always looks so pretty in a white bowl.
A friend who knows I love pink gave me the small towel from Anthropologie as a gift.
On the other side of the sink, I like to keep handsoap and lotion. My favorite brand is Michel Design Works, as much for the lovely scents as the beautiful designs. This new one is called Pink Cactus. I thought the design said, “Spring”.
The small platter is an estate sale find. The little pink candle is from Target.
I drink sweet iced tea all day long. On a visit to Hobby Lobby a couple of weeks ago, I was minding my own business when this grown~up sippy cup called my name. I couldn’t resist the cute pattern that had my initial on it.
Right now on the breakfast room table my favorite pink and white stripe pitcher from HomeGoods holds faux white hydrangeas.
I am loving our fresh kitchen decorated for spring. It is clean, crisp, fresh, and colorful. All the things I love ~ bright pastels and my vintage dishes and collectibles ~ are in this spring kitchen.
The only thing new for my spring kitchen is the soap/lotion combo. It’s not exactly decor, but it does add to the color scheme and adds a floral design.
It feels so good to have our kitchen decorated for spring and into summer. I hope you got lots of good ideas for your own kitchen.
It’s time to hop on over to Lora B. of Create and Ponder to see her spring kitchen counters. Then take time to visit all the other ladies sharing their kitchen spring ideas. The list is below.
If you love how I freshened up my kitchen for spring and want to have these ideas for your own kitchen, then please PIN this spring kitchen tour.