We have a new decorative sort of addition to our kitchen! Look above those new counter tops to that pretty black & white collage hanging on the wall…
Ever since we decided to re-do this part of our kitchen, we knew we needed to do something with the old intercom system in the house because it is uuuugly. See below:
We thought about taking it out and plastering over the wall, but then we remembered the fun times of using it when our friend Tony lived with us. So we thought maybe we would just cover it up and keep it for some day later if we’re still in this house when we have older kids. But covering it up means building some sort of three dimensional box and then putting something cool on the other side. So Christopher built us a box:
And I decided to make it a collage in honor of both of our moms who taught us how to cook. I got this idea from my own mom who actually made a collage for me of my grandmother (another HUGE influence in my early learning about cooking). So this one of our moms hangs just below the one of my grandmother.
I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you that my dad can grill out with the best of them. And his smoked BBQ is incredible. And my grandfather also influenced my cooking and eating habits quite a bit (especially with mixing cereals & molasses and butter). So there were men in my life who cooked as well. But most of my cooking influence came from my mom and grandmother and most of Christopher’s from his mom. So on this wall we honor the women who taught us a love of cooking. 🙂
I’m sure you can guess this, but those are recipes written by each of our moms. The Crock Pot Mac & Cheese is from my mom and is one of our friends’ most requested thing we bring to parties because it’s such a huge hit. 🙂
It looks SO much better! And if/when we decide to use the intercom system again, the collage box easily slides off. 🙂
HUGE improvement, right?! I love it so much! 🙂
Do you have anything on your walls that you’d rather cover up than totally remove? Have you come up with any ingenious ways to hide it?
If you like to cook, who or what was your greatest cooking influence?