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Pimp My Kitchen #1 in a series

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Pimp My Kitchen #1 in a series
Swap Coordinator:heather1971 (contact)
Swap categories: Random Items  Themed  Miscellaneous 
Number of people in swap:14
Location:Regional - US only
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.90
Last day to signup/drop:August 21, 2011
Date items must be sent by:September 2, 2011
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Does your kitchen need an update? Sick of the color/appliances/cupboard/countertop/floor??? Yeah, me too.

While we can't help each other out with any major household DIY projects, we CAN send each other a little bit of cheer via the USPS. This swap is meant to bring a little cheer and perhaps some color into our lives. Each swapper will send their partner a package of goodies to help "update" their kitchen. Ideas are as follows but certainly not limited to:

dish clothes

dish towels

placemats,

napkins - cloth or paper

cute kitchen-y plaques

recipe box

tea pot cozy

toaster covers

yummy smelling candles

iced tea spoons

kitchen gadgets

pot holders

oven mitts

cute fridge magnets

Stained glass window decorations

something your partner collects in their kitchen.

Please send minumum 2-3 NEW or HANDMADE items to your partner totaling about $10 before shipping. If you crochet beautiful potholders and want to send a few, just include something else as well. In this way, the $10 suggestion can be pushed aside since you created the items.

ALSO, please include a favorite recipe. You may write it out on a cute recipe card or print it nicely from your computer. It's always fun to see what other people enjoy eating and maybe finding a new favorite as well!

Please read your partners profile so that you know you are sending them some joy. If you would like, PLEASE FEEL FREE to post any specifics here below. Perhaps you collect tea cups in your kitchen or LOVE the color blue....add it below as a friendly guideline for your swap partner.

Please, if you cannot complete this swap, don't join. I can't angel (and shouldn't have to) a swap of this size.

There will be other similar swaps to follow...geared toward other rooms in our homes.

HAPPY SWAPPING!

Discussion

heather1971 07/27/2011 #

I was looking through profiles of those who joined and interestingly enough, most of us so far are Michiganders! LOL! Maybe we COULD help each other with DIY household projects! (who am I kidding??? I HATE that stuff! LOL!)

tybear009 07/28/2011 #

This is such a cute idea. I unfortunately will not be able to join, but Heather is awesome and will take care of you for sure. =D

heather1971 07/28/2011 #

My kitchen is painted a sage-y green and has white cupboards. It's small and it drives me nuts, but hey, it's HOME. I collect vintage vacation destination plates - my friends grandmother used to and ever since I was small I thought they were cool. My mother thinks it's weird. I also have some small milk glass pieces on a shelf along with some vintage hand towels. I love candles with spicey or edible scents..

hammerkids 07/31/2011 #

I have all black and steel appliances and my kitchen is so far decorated in a coffee theme..love dish towels and oven mitts..plus anything vintage..

pinkcamo1980 08/ 2/2011 #

My kitchen has a ton of light colored wood cupboards. the applicances are all white and there is a grey/brown mix tile as a backsplash and counter. I am a big coffee/tea person and I love to bake. my boyfriend is really into the fishing theme throughout the house. A toaster cosy would be cool or one for the toaster oven. A treat jar for the dogs would also be nice but whatever anyone gets me is appreciated. I just figured I'd throw out a few ideas in case someone gets stumped.

craftylittlekitty 08/ 3/2011 #

I have more info in my profile, but my kitchen is pale green and I try to accessorize it with green and pale yellow / cream colors, and white. :)

hoosiergirl 08/11/2011 #

my kitchen has a somewhat "tuscan" theme - all black appliances, black marble-like countertops, brown wood cabinets. I love pretty dish towels and kitchen gadgets/utensils - and im a sucker for pretty aprons (especially vintage ones)

Stefanija 08/11/2011 #

For my kitchen i collect hangings of retro housewifes.. and also cambells soup items... really would like wall hangings of either and dishtowels, pot holders.. also i have alot of black and red in my kitchen. and i Love and adore aprons that are unique and retro housewives.

momto2girls 08/16/2011 #

I have more info in my profile but I NEED new oven mitts. Would love some loose tea, fun kitchen gadgets, recipe card holder.

catchahug 08/19/2011 #

my kitchen is rustic love black bear, and moose, and cabins and pinecones

SmallWorld 08/19/2011 #

kitchen colors are white and green. cabinets are honey color..i could use baking pans, small silcone spoonula with a red tip for sauces, mini skillets, dish towels and large pot holders, scotch brite sponges..no gadgets since i have a load of them..anything you think would be cool in my kitchen go for it..more info in my profile

morgainegeiser 08/20/2011 #

Had to join, being there were so many Michiganders, maybe its because we all have to hang out in our kitchens our states economy is so bad we can't afford to eat out - lol! Anyways, I just bought a new "old" house in Feb. and I completely renovated it, did it all myself except the counter, which I hired done. It is retro - all black and white with black appliances. I do have a little red thrown in for color. I have a couple of those "fat" chef paintings on the wall. I love to cook and the kitchen is my haven and I love kitchen gadgets. And anything with those "fat" chefs would be so cool!

heather1971 08/21/2011 #

Swap partners will be matched up tomorrow morning! (unless I can manage to stay up past midnight tonight!) YEAY!!! Thank you all for joining!

ccirwin1971 08/21/2011 #

Sorry I had to leave this swap. Hopefully next one! Cathy

heather1971 08/21/2011 #

No problem Cathy.... I'll look forward to seeing you in other swaps again soon!

mrl1279 08/21/2011 #

phew! So glad I caught this in time!! I have so much mismatched stuff...AND, we are getting ready to renovate our kitchen. :-) My walls are going to be a cheery yellow with white woodwork. And my "theme" is the old country style roosters.

mandabugg 08/22/2011 #

I have sageygreen and yellow in my kitchen - not a blue fan - surprise me I love swapping!

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