Meet Lucy…

Meet Lucy, the newest member of Blue Eyed Yonder’s {little kitchen} family. So dainty and sweet with a little retro flair. Her gorgeous turquoise color was all the rage in the 1950′s and her snazzy little feet give her quite the personality.
I am happy to announce she’s the very first resident in my Etsy shop.

We had fun picking out Lucy’s color. Well, “fun” is kind of stretching it. Mr. Blue Eyed Yonder, my sister Katie and I stood in the Home Depot paint section for a whopping two hours. Even the paint boys were having a good laugh at us. We narrowed down the selection to about 12 colors and from there kept voting to see which color would get eliminated. So dramatic, I know.
Once we made it down to two colors, we would sent Mr. Blue Eyed Yonder across the aisle of the store to stand and hold the paint samples. “Show me color one, okay, now show me color two” and so on. We had to make sure we still liked our color from a distance of course.

I have to give credit to my sister Katie, two hours and dozens of paint color samples later, we decided on her original favorite pick. But before we had it mixed, I had the bright idea to try just one more color, similar to this turquoise but with a little bit more green. (I must have been around those paint fumes too long.) Hmmm, I kind of liked the new color. So, on a whim I ordered the paint boy to mix away with the new color…and then…literally mid-mix, I had a Home Depot meltdown. Why did I make such a rash decision right there at the end? I thought everyone had agreed with me on the color switch, but now it seemed they were all backing away from it. Ugh! 
So, I did what any deliriously color-crazed woman would have done… I bought both colors. Did I need two gallons of desperately similar turquoise paint? Why, of course not, but at that point, after spending an eon in Home Depot, I was not going home without the right color. (So, just for the record… Katie – you were right, your color was the best. There I said it, happy?)
Photo by: Katie Hollingsworth

Photo by: Chris Janos
Once we got Lucy all finished up, we took her for a little test run. It was fascinating to watch little Jae play. Her imagination took the reigns and she put Lucy to work.
Photo by: Katie Hollingsworth
Scrambling eggs and frying bacon, toasting bread in the oven and even rinsing strawberries in the sink.
Photo by: Chris Janos
Photo by: Katie Hollingsworth
With all that cooking, she even found time to stop and smell the flowers. Just precious.
Photo by: Chris Janos
A friend of mine once said, “I think buttons are your trademark.” Maybe she was on to something. I often feel a project is not “me” without a little button or two. In this case, 24 darling buttons line the ruffled curtain. Such a fun, whimsical way to polish off the piece.
Photo by: Chris Janos

If you are interested in learning more about our {little kitchens}, click here for more information or visit my Etsy site to say hi to Lucy.

We found many inspiring kitchens in blogland. Some made from repurposed night stands, others made from Ikea furniture and even a few made from scratch.  We loved the retro style oven door and repurposed faucet of this kitchen,  fell head over heels for the dainty legs and curved backsplash of Pottery Barn’s classic kitchen, and went goo goo for the curtain and hardware of this kitchen. Both having backgrounds in construction, we doodled and drafted our way to our little kitchen. A big thanks to all the wonderful kitchens and their makers for giving us lots of great inspiration.

Posted 9/6/10, Topic: Blog

  • Fallon
    September 7, 2010 at 12:33 am |

    If I had a little girl, this would be the perfect kicthen! It the cutest thing ever!

  • Jessica@SewHomegrown
    September 7, 2010 at 7:29 am |

    wow – you did it again! I love the buttons.

  • BeingBrook
    November 5, 2010 at 4:18 pm |

    So cute! Love the turquoise, perfect color.

  • Mrs. Brittany
    February 3, 2011 at 12:24 am |

    bravo!!!

  • Mrs. Brittany
    February 3, 2011 at 12:25 am |

    Bravo! Infact, I love your blog, I'm awarding you the "I love this blog" award, featuring you on my blog! Congrats!

  • Michelle
    November 26, 2011 at 6:39 pm |

    I know this post is over a year old, but I'm wondering about the name of the paint color. I love it!

  • {BlueEyedYonder}
    November 26, 2011 at 7:41 pm |

    Hi Michelle, the paint color is Green Myth by Behr (450C-3).

  • Michelle
    November 26, 2011 at 8:37 pm |

    Thank you so much!

  • Lindsay
    November 4, 2012 at 4:30 pm |

    I know this is an old post but I just found it and I am obsessed. Perfect color, perfect size, the ruffled curtain. I am going to attempt to make a play kitchen like this for my daughter’s Christmas present. thanks for the inspiration!

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