Thursday, September 29, 2011

Re-decorating my kitchen!

I find white walls extremely boring.  After living here about 2 years, I finally got the itch to paint here.  I thought the kitchen was an easy room to start with since I knew my basics of what I wanted.  It would center around a painting I bought in Prague, on a weekend trip with my sister.  I wanted to paint the ceiling and walls a buttery yellow and the cabinet doors a brighter yellow.

Here's what I bought:
  • French Cafe Kitchen Curtains
  • Benjamin Moore
  • Benjamin Moore
  • Gothic Shelves
  • Yellow spray paint
My baker's rack was a dark green and as I sprayed it yellow, I liked the way it looked without out spraying it a solid yellow.  Leaving some green showing through gave it some contrast, especially against the yellow walls.

as I started to paint.

I saw "French Market Baskets" in my searches, and just so happened to have these!

Baker's Rack

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Inspiration Board for the Kitchen

another painting from Prague...Dancing on the Bridge

Paris curtains

use cork for handles

Painting: Sister's Weekend in Prague
(started this all)

a couple of toys from Prague

possible art for refrigerator

mats I found that go

I'm thinking of the awning over the sink with twinkle lights

re-did with cork; going to add more

the front window

my bistro table
(have more of a french bistro chair to use)

toys and coins from Prague
(maybe cork to add)

and my Hiedi

Kitchen Redecorating

This is a painting I bought in Prague, while there with my sister in 2005.  This is the inspiration for my kitchen decorating and re-decorating. (Sorry the picture is on the dark side; I'll post a better one asap.)