A little hand-painted sign and chalkboard labels on my Ball jars make this downright homey. Last time my in-laws were over they had two cups of coffee and that night I found a dime tucked between a couple of coffee cups. Too fun!
This area was a dumping ground for my purse, so it looks much more like a planned part of the kitchen now, and I've been hiding my purse in a large beverage tub in the corner.
I still need some ideas for the bulletin board. I want to cover it with fabric, I think, but I can't decide what color/style. Maybe a gray geometric pattern, sort of light like the walls? Any suggestions?