As you can see from the sheen of the red paint, I have decided not to paint again (for now). Suellen was right, now I can't just paint a flat over the semi-gloss (again, WHAT was I thinking?) I got these new picture frames at Walmart - they are a Southern Living line. The easels that they are propped on were from Walmart, too; also a Southern Living design. They were only $5.00 each! I am finally happy with the design - and it will stay that way until Christmas!
If you missed it above, I made a crafty wheat project off an idea that I borrowed from Nicole. I bought some sheaves of wheat from Dollar Tree, hot glued them around some vegetable cans (corn and potatoes - in keeping with a fall theme), wrapped them with a coordinating fabric and tied a simple orange ribbon. I really like the way they stand out against the red.
This was a labor of love - that took me about 2 hours this afternoon. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with the wall space between the upper and lower cabinet. At Grace's suggestion, I made a fabric board. Actually, I purchased some coordinating fabric for the kitchen. I attached some batting to the sheet rock using a heavy duty stapler (used for upholstery). I then covered the batting with the fabric, stapling around the perimeter. Using a thin ribbon, I criss-crossed a pattern on the fabric. Then I nailed upholstery tacks at the intersections. I finished by trimming the entire fabric with a thicker matching ribbon.
Here's a picture of how it turned out finished. We are going to be repainting the kitchen (eventually) so that everything won't just run all together.