Colorful Kimmes, my first blog

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

Our family in ilustration made by Karina Mansfield

25 thoughts on “Colorful Kimmes, my first blog

  1. Oh kim!!! Thank you so so much for including your portrait illustration in! Loved reading the process of decorating and reusing furniture! 😘😘😘😘 KarinaMansfield

  2. You are such a pure soul Kim and that reflects in your writing. I enjoyed reading your first blog and look forward to reading more blogs from you♥️All the best😘

  3. I really enjoyed reading this kim and love seeing your posts daily. You are so inspiring and I hope I can call you a friend too. My very best wishes always in your future dreams on Instagram and as a family.
    Lots of love Jill

  4. Love your bright vibrant colours and the fact you create it yourself. Always cheers me up and inspires me. Good luck with your blog.

  5. Thank you for sharing your story. I look forward to reading your blog. I follow you on Instagram – your home is cheerful – and inspiring! Congratulations on your blog 🎉

  6. Long time supporter, and thought I’d drop a comment.

    Your wordpress site is very sleek – hope you don’t mind me asking what
    theme you’re using? (and don’t mind if I steal it? :P)

    I just launched my site –also built in wordpress like yours– but the theme slows (!) the
    site down quite a bit.

    In case you have a minute, you can find it by searching for “royal cbd” on Google (would
    appreciate any feedback) – it’s still in the works.

    Keep up the good work– and hope you all take care of
    yourself during the coronavirus scare!

    ~Alex

  7. Thank you for sharing your life and how you got to this point. Very happy you have found a new passion in your own home a couple of years ago. It’s so important for your house to feel like home. You are definitely an inspiration to me and many others. Really glad you have found your account. Tanyalouise

  8. Just found your instagram and am obsessed! Already started working on a similar tassel garland because I was so inspired. Excited to continue reading your blog

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