Thanks for letting me be a slacker yesterday! I have a really hard time buckling down when the weather is as nice as it was yesterday. But anyway, no more delays. It is time for me to show you where things get hot and steamy in my house. When we moved in I proceeded to paint every room in our house, which was fun and all but I slowly began to hate my choices. No that the colors were awful, I just realized I am much happier with a neutral background.
I figured it was ok to take my “before” shot with all the real, everyday clutter…
As you can see, my kitchen is pretty small with not a ton of light. It was remodeled before we moved in and although they did a nice job, I am not a fan of our cabinet color. I am trying to live with it until either my husband agrees to painting them white or our budget allows for a complete renovation. I am thinking white cabinets will probably be in our future.
So the first step was to repaint the room white…
I also bought new barstools. I didn’t plan on it, as much as I hated our old chunky ones, because I was trying to not spend a lot on this room but apparently the cards were in my favor. I found these at Goodwill for $20/piece! They really lighten things up and I love that they add a touch of shiny silver. I am torn about the yellow vinyl…may be asking for your opinion on that another day!
I also changed our curtains. I moved the rod up higher and made some quick DIY roman shades. I picked up 1.5 yards of fabric from Hobby Lobby for about $12 and just cut, folded, and fabric glued them into faux roman shades.
My end goal was to add some texture and bring the room closer to my style. I love the mixture of white, black, and a variety of metals and natural fabrics.
My mother-in-law gave me this chalkboard wall decal for Christmas and I love how well it goes with the black and white theme.
This is my bar/butler’s pantry area. I will give you more detail shots tomorrow instead of cramming all the pictures into this post!
So just a few changes but ones that make this room feel much more my style. And that’s the whole point of decorating…make tweaks that make your space feel like YOUR home!