Revamped Crown Molding, A New Sink Skirt, and Your Opinion Wanted!

I love the combination of crisp red and white, and I’ve pulled these two colors into my kitchen.  So far, I’ve refinished my stools (white legs and a red vinyl top), I’ve painted some of the trim white and have red curtains above the patio door, and I have quite a few red and white accents around the room. What I really wanted to make was a red and white striped sink skirt.  Finding the fabric was difficult, but I finally purchased it at IKEA.  With my handy-dandy sewing machine, I whipped up the sink skirt.

The kitchen sink area used to look like this:

This is the only picture I had, haha.

Anyways, the crown molding across the sink was revamped, the window trim was painted white, the walls of course were painted a light vintage blue, and the cupboard doors under the sink were taken down and replaced with the sink skirt.

Here’s what it looks like now:

And now for your opinion:  Should I paint the rectangle above the skirt white?  Like this:

And if I do, should I paint something on it?  A phrase?  Like this:

“Kiss the Cook”

Or like this:

“Wishes Won’t Wash Dishes…”

Or just have a stencil pattern, like this:


So what’s your opinion?  I’m open to any ideas.  The above pics are just samples, and I’m not in any way set on them.  I’d love to hear from you!

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8 Responses to Revamped Crown Molding, A New Sink Skirt, and Your Opinion Wanted!

  1. Here’s my humble opinion: 😉

    First, I love what you did to the 70’s style trim above the sink window: taking it away! We have the exact same “ruffle” above our’s and I think it’s so ugly! I haven’t removed it yet because I thought I might make it worse, but after seeing your pictures I’m encouraged to follow in your footsteps. Bring on the sledge hammer!

    Re: rectangle above the skirt; I personally prefer the wood the way it is. But if I were to paint it, I think a quote like “kiss the cook” is kind of cute. That way, if you should develop a sudden dislike for roosters you won’t have to change all your hard work.

  2. nicolette says:

    i like “kiss the cook”
    that’s my vote

  3. Cherise says:

    Ange, I personally would leave it the way it is. If you do decide to paint it white then I would agree with putting a little saying on there as well. Those roosters are going to make your kitchen even more country than it already is with the few accents that you have that carry a bit of the country theme and I don’t know how much you want to focus on the country look in there. I know you said in an earlier post that you were aiming for more of a retro-ish kind of look.

    Trust me, I know how you feel when you look around at things and want to just add a bit more pizazz or wondering how or where you can make a change, etc. I do the same thing so, I can understand why you were looking at that.

  4. Rachel says:

    I would leave it the way it is for sure.

  5. kmdutchlife says:

    I am all for “Kiss the Cook!”
    Great job on the silver dollar plant! I love it!

    XO Lies

  6. Dor says:

    Well…..I like “wishes won’t wash dishes!” because it’s by the SINK not the stove and how I wish that wishes WOULD wash dishes…. However, I wouldn’t paint it white, at least not that colour white, it is quite stark. Maybe red? With a creamy white saying on it? Or a creamier white background? Or just leave it and use some of the wood you ripped off to make a plaque with: Kiss the Cook, to hang above the counter by your stove?

  7. Lora says:

    Hey Ange,

    A little late, but if you really want to paint (which I don’t think is necessary) why not black chalkboard paint? Your dishwasher is black. Then use white chalk and change the saying everyday according to your mood.

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