Hi friends, my first blog ever. Yay i am excited and a little bit anxious because it’s in English. I have no experience with writing whatsoever! But i’ll give it a go!
I’m Kim also known as Colorful Kimmes. I live in the Netherlands, im 36, married to Remy, we have two girls Lola & Kiki, and two Chihuahuas Muffin and Ponyo. In my blogs i want to share more about me, my love for interior decorating, my family, and our colorful lifestyle.
My Instagram adventure started 2,5 years ago. While i was working in my beauty salon a few customers told me i should share pictures of our home on Instagram. I’m so happy i gave it a shot, because it turned out to be one of the best and exciting things in my life! We’ve always rented, and we had just bought a home of our own. I was ecstatic that i could decorate and paint a home just the way i love it, lots of colour and patterns! Make a really happy home for our family. I’ve always loved styling, always changing my room as a little girl. So decorating this home of our own felt like a dream! We’ve been longing to buy a house for years, and we were so happy we finally could.
Almost all the furniture we had when we moved in was already painted by me in the homes before this one, in pastel colours. I wanted to use brighter colours in this new home. Its a very light home, so the colours looked fantastic and vibrant. I started wallpapering, painted some walls, and painted the old kitchen. We had no money for a new kitchen, so i really wanted to make something fun of the original kitchen. It all had to be very low budget.
We bought our stove and extractor hood for a small price on marketplace. I upgraded a cheap white fridge with cute vegetables sticker foil from Kitsch Kitchen. I cleaned and cleaned the original black and white tiles on the kitchen floor. Scraped them with a screwdriver till they looked beautiful and shiny again. I removed a few cabinet doors to create shelving. The big vintage cupboard in the kitchen is the first thing my husband and i bought together when we just met, so it’s very special to us. I painted the cupboard in several colors from dark wood, to white, mint, turquoise and now its green with bright pink details. Knowing me it could just be another colour soon, i love a change! The white tiles on the kitchen walls looked a bit boring, so i used ‘colorful mixed tiles – wall stickers’ from ‘walplus.com’ to make a beautiful backsplash. After i used them in our kitchen, Walplus created ‘colorful kimmes bathroom tiles – wall stickers’ how fun is that? You can find them in their shop.
In the pictures you see the huge difference of the original kitchen, and how it looks now, 3 years later. I’m pretty proud of the result, and how much i could do with a small budget. The kitchen turned out to be my favorite place in our home. Funny because i really disliked the kitchen when we moved in. And it seems to be one of the favorite rooms of my Instagram followers. Someday we have to have another kitchen because its very old, especially our kitchen appliances really need replacement. We don’t have a dishwasher but that’s ok! A girl can dream about new kitchen appliances right? 😉
I love our happy kitchen!!!
Thankyou friends, for reading my first blog. Hope you enjoyed it. Do leave a comment if you like!
xoxo Kim aka Colorful Kimmes