My Coca-Cola Kitchen…and My Wall of Shame…

About 4 years ago, my husband and I renovated our existing game house, added on to it, then made it our new home.  We took great pains to design and rebuild the home just the way we wanted it to be.  I think we enjoyed almost every minute of it–except the few times that my husband had to move a wall or a doorway–or when he had to move the entire hallway because our helper made it too wide… the words”if you want it done right, do it yourself” still come to mind… 

The kitchen turned out to be one of the most challenging rooms to do.  We ended up redesigning the entire room–which meant that my husband had to remove the old, then run new plumbing.  We used our existing cabinets and counters in an effort to cut costs, which limited our choice of design.  Believe me, we moved those cabinets and appliances all over that kitchen–on every wall–until we found the best place for everything! 

When all was said and done, I ended up with a huge blank wall at the end of my kitchen….Not a problem!  I am a collector of stuff, and it was not a problem to find enough “stuff” to fill up my wall.  I call it my “wall of shame”–because I have no shame when it comes to what I like! 

Kathy's kitchen wall of shame...

In case you can’t look at the wall and guess, I collect coca cola stuff.  We had the game house decorated in the coca cola theme, so we decided to use those items in our house as well.  I found most of my coke stuff on Ebay. 

The most interesting item on the wall is a “certificate of good taste” that belongs to my youngest son.  It’s from the coca cola company, and Brad received it after he called the 1-800 number listed on his Coke can,  and told them how much he enjoyed drinking their products. (he was bored and had nothing better to do)  I love it!  How many people can say they have a “certificate of good taste” on their wall? 

The oldest items on the wall are the giant spoon and fork.  Those belonged to my mother, and used to hang in her dining room…many years ago.  Notice the coca cola shelf in the top right side of the photo, it was made from an old wooden crate.  It’s my newest addition to the wall.  I have Coca Cola Merry Moos sitting on top of it. 

Here are a couple of other photos of the rest of the kitchen–just in case you are curious.  The first one shows off my Coca c Cola cookie jar collection on top of the cabinets.  

Kathy's coca cola kitchen...

The last photo shows the “picture window” that my hubby put in the kitchen wall for me.  It over-looks the woods next to our house.  Notice my “Kathy’s Diner” sign that I got off Ebay?  Those are Coca Cola canisters on top of the fridge–and a Coca Cola light switch cover on the wall…Ebay has it all. 

I do apologize for the “stuff” sitting all over the counters…the pics were taken at Christmas, just before a small party, and there was food sitting everywhere.  Well…that’s what kitchens are for, right? 

Coca cola Christmas kitchen...

Thanks for stopping by, and sharing my crazy Coca Cola kitchen with it’s wall of shame.  I really enjoy your visits, and your comments.  If you leave a comment,I’ll hop over and return the visit.  

Today is the last day to enter my cash drawing fo twenty dollars.  If you are new, I am celebrating my first year of blogging!  I’ll take entries up until midnight EST tonight.  I will announce the winner in my Six Word Saturday post tomorrow.  Good luck to all who have entered. 

For more interesting blogs, hop on over to Friday Follow hosted by One2Try, HeartsMakeFamilies, and MiddayEscapades.  I appreciate these ladies for doing this.  It’s a great chance to meet new blogging friends.  Have a great weekend everyone.  Kathy

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  1. Would love to enter the draw.

    I can’t see your pictures today, they are showing up as red x’s in both my RSS Feed browser and direction on your site 😦

    There’s a few people who come into the building where we work that collect coca-cola stuff. We have this huge really old coca-cola clock that was up because they used to sponser us and bought us our old hockey scoreboard (probably before I was born haha), but now we are getting new scoreboards and they no longer sponser the rink (Only our public skates) so we have to take the clocks down. They don’t want them back, so I believe one of the collectors will be getting them (probably buying them from us)

  2. I am your newest follower via RSS feed. I am stopping by from FF!

  3. I like Coke stuff too! I used to collect it but like in a tiny-tiny house and don’t have the space 😦

  4. I love your kitchen. The festive red and white go very nicely with the black appliances and flooring. I love that big window too. I like to look outside when I am working.
    Isn’t eBay great?
    Please enter me in the drawing.

  5. Love Coke and love your Coke stuff. I don’t collect, but I do treasure two ratty, much-used Coke boxes that we still use on camping trips. They are the last survivors of 7 or 8 we purchased for 50 cents each in 1973. Designed to carry six glass 2-quart coke bottles, the ancestors of today’s 2-liter, they were heavy cardboard reinforced with a metal frame beneath the cardboard. Their maiden voyage was a trip out West with hubby, our 18-month-old son and me, and we have used them ever since! Coke supplies great memories.

  6. I have a friend who collects coke stuff…they have an old coke cooler, like you used to see in drug stores and 5 and dime type places, gas stations, etc…whenever I see it I remember going to the hairdresser with my mom and they had one and we thought it was such a treat to get a bottle out of the cooler.

  7. love those coke things..

  8. I enjoyed your photos. I, too, am assembling a coca-cola themed kitchen. I am in the process of purchasing flooring for my kitchen, and wanted to know where I could find some inexpensive black and white kitchen tiles. I also, do not have any window treatments. Do you have any suggestions for window treatments?

    • I sent you an email, but will answer on here, also. We got our floor tiles from Home Depot, but it was several years ago. As for window treatments, I used red/white checked table cloths and made my own valances because it just seemed to tie in with the overall Coke theme. Happy decorating!

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