September 22, 2008

Kitchen Update


Last Friday as I was walking through the Wal Mart parking lot I heard someone call my name. I looked up and saw my friend Linda coming through the parking lot so I stopped to talk to her. Linda is a very talented lady who has a couple of booths at the antique mall where I used to have mine. We got to talking and I was telling her what changes I was making in my kitchen. I told her that I had tried to use a lot of what I already had and that I was using a pedestal table base and glass top that was not really working for me. Not only that, but I could just imagine my little grandchildren and their Cheetos sticky hands on that glass top everytime they come to visit! I told her what I wanted was a dark wood old farm-type table. She said she had one at home she thought I might be interested in and I was welcome to follow her to her house! Well, duh, of course I did! The table had been stripped and sanded but when I saw the barley-twist type legs and the beauty of the wood, I knew I'd found my table......we got it loaded up (with a little help) in the back of hubby's truck (which I've been driving due to high gas prices) and she told me to use this great stuff to refinish it.......






I headed off to the local paint store which carried this product and let me tell ya'll, it is one of the best stains I've ever used and so easy. I just rubbed it on with a regular sponge (which Linda recommended I do) and look at how that table shines! It is Old Masters Gel Stain and the color I used is Dark Walnut.



See the black frame with "Love" spelled out? This was a very inexpensive frame I've had....took the mat out and sprayed it white and taped scrapbook paper to the back. That will do until I can put some black and white photos in there...



I'm loving the dark wood with the white slipcovers! They are being sent for monogramming this week. I have decided to just mongram them in white so I can use them with anything later on. Plus, the white-on-white is so classy, don't you think?





I whipped up these little zebra pillows Friday night while waiting for hubby to get home. I only had pillow forms for two chairs but I'm thinking I might not do all four.....do ya'll think two or four?




Then Saturday morning before we left for the Auburn-LSU game (don't want to talk about THAT!) the cabinet guy and painter were here to work their magic. When we got home Saturday night (after midnight) the cabinet had been installed and painted. I bought brackets to use under this cabinet and also some really neat scrolly (is that a word) ones for under the plate rack. It really makes a big difference and makes them look like honest-to-goodness pieces of furniture. The paint color I selected is not black but bronze. My decorator friend at the paint store suggested we use the bronze color vs. black and I'm glad she did.




I wanted to use cremeware in the newly installed cabinet and I had most of this stuff around the house already.



These two tea/coffee pots were part of a set we picked up last year at auction. It came with a tray (which is now on my dining room table) these two tea pots and a creamer. Someone had used a craft kit on them trying to make them look like old copper but they just looked yuck! So I got out one of my favorite spray paint colors - Heirloom White - and here's the result.





Got to do a little work on this lid....you can see it doesn't close completely

Put a little fall punkin' on my NEW cake plate. I love this cake plate! I've been looking for one that I could thread ribbon through and use for different holidays and celebrations. This one came from QVC with 4 plates and a bread basket-type thing. Won't this plate be pretty at Christmas with ribbon threaded through the holes?






Here you can see the brackets we added.



Speaking of my friend Linda, I'm hoping to go back to her house this week and take some pictures.....her place is to die for! She is so talented and sweet. I also plan to take pictures of her booths at the antique mall so ya'll can see how pretty that is as well.

Until then, ya'll take care......

EDITED TO ADD: Some of you have asked about the bronze paint color. The paint is by Coronado. It also has on the can "Rust Scat Latex Satin Enamel; 80-424 Duronodic Bronze." I hope this helps!



52 comments:

Inspired Kara said...

What a GREAT table. I'm loving the slipcovered chairs everyone has been getting. I need to file that in my inspiration binder!!!!

What a beautiful post!!!

Angie said...

Everything looks so beautiful! That table looks just perfect with the white slipcovered chairs - you got lucky seeing that friend of yours! Your table setting is also gorgeous!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Judy,
I love your new table. Everything in the room has come together...it looks great!
diane

N.M.B. said...

I love the new table. And I think the stark contrast between the table and chairs is perfect!

Brown-Eyes said...

Hi...I enjoyed seeing the transformation going on at your lovely home...everything looks so inviting. Neat idea spray painting those teapots... ;-) Bo

Sue said...

Judy,
Everything looks just gorgeous. Love all that you are doing here.
Hugs,
Sue

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

The table is fantastic and I am jotting down that stain gel...great tip. Everything looks great, Judy! You're doing a wonderful job.

santamaker said...

Love the contrast between the dark woods and the creamy porcelains. Your taste is impeccable.

Deb said...

Your kitchen looks so great. I love the new table also. Looks so good with your white slip cover chairs. Nice idea to put the pillows on there. Everyone can use a little lumbar support while sitting. It is really looking quite finished now.

bj said...

Oh, gosh, Judy...such a beautiful table. The chairs are fabulous and I vote only 2 pillows. The whole dining room looks just perfect!
love, bj

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Judy! I haven't visited in a while (sorry) and I've missed a lot! Wow that table is much better than the glass one; I vote for 2 pillows. I have now become obsessed with collecting white ceramics and am kicking myself I didn't pick up the cake plate with ribbon through it at Homegoods this weekend!!!!! I love your kitchen and am trying to get this "look" in my own! Need to go check up on what else you've been up to! Have a great day - Sincerely Jeannette

bj said...

Could you tell me the brand name and color of the bronze?
Thanks so much....

KimmyJ said...

LOVE IT!! The table is awesome, but I love the cabinet the most - please share the color and brand of the bronze.

Heather said...

I love the legs on your table! I'm getting ready to stain a dresser and can't wait to try the "easy stain."

salmagundi said...

Everything looks wonderful in your new kitchen. We will have to try that Gel Stain. Also, the simplicity of the white dishes are great. Sally

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

Wow, what a great score! It looks perfect! The table is gorgeous and so are all the white pretties, including the ones spray painted.
Love your style, take care, DebraK

duchess said...

How beautiful....and that table??
Duh. Of course you might be interested - who wouldn't?

It's coming together nicely & as for the pillows....I'd do 2.

Have a great day.

Melissa Lester said...

Your new table looks great! You have really pulled together a great look in your kitchen. What a great place for your family to gather this fall!

PAT said...

Judy it is all just simply absolutely amazing! I love it all. Great job.

Pat

julie said...

I love that table! Its perfect! Enjoy! Julie

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Judy, I am SO loving all the changes in your kitchen. It really looks great. The little built-in turned out great. AND, that new/old table...WOW, that's a beauty! You really lucked out on getting that from your friend. I love it all. The slipcovers & zebra pillows, everything. What a gorgeous kitchen you've created.

xo,
Rhoda

Jen r. said...

That room looks fantastic!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Wow...that looks awesome...I love the slipcovers. Classy. cherryc

Stacey said...

Beautiful. What a transformation you've done there. I liked your kitchen before...now it's even better.

Stacey

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Wow, what a gorgeous table you have now!! I need to run into a few friends like yours at Walmart too!! :)

Blessings,

Sher

Jen said...

The room looks great! I am loving the table and think the zebra pillows look great with it! You have a beautiful home.
Enjoy the remainder of the week,
Jen @ Fiddle Dee Dee
(mrsjones6.wordpress.com)

MIMILEE said...

Hey Judy!

Thanks for all your wonderful suggestions for my sister weekend!

I love all of them but especially the pajama party and watching Something's Gotta Give which is my most favorite movie!

I will let you know how it all turns out. I just fixed my diningroom table and it's looks divine!

Waaaaaaaaaar Eagle! Hey!

Martha said...

Oh.
My.
GAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm LOVING THAT ROOM!

You are one talented girl!

Deserae said...

O-M-G!!! Your new table is gorgeous...what a great find that was! Your kitchen looks fabulous and of course you know I love those white slipcovered chairs! I think having them monogrammed in white is a great idea....I just wish I had,had mine done in white instead of black. Absolute perfection!
~Des

Cote de Texas said...

this room is so me - did I decorate it? haha!!! seriously - love the dark table and white chairs and white ironstone - it is all so classic. just wonderful! cant' wait to see the monograms!

Joni

Cena @ Unexpected Necessities said...

Love it all. Have you considered monogramming in an off white, just so it will show up a little better? I monogrammed a piece white on white, and even though the monogram was super thick it would have looked better with just a tad bit of color.
I am about to do black slipcovers in my breakfast nook. Hopefully I will love them.

Kathysue said...

Hi Judy, I am so glad you found that table It is perfect for your dining room. Don't you just love it when it comes together so well. Love the white chairs also, but I think a black monogram would look amazing. Take a look at mine in my kitchen space on rms. I love them and with your dark wood and cabinet black would go with everything as well. Enjoy your work it has really payed off. I love you blog. Kathysue[rms]

southernpreppy said...

The table is gorgeous!!!!

Faye said...

You did a stunning job!! I absolutely LOVE the tea/coffee pots. Up here in Northern Canada, I've discovered that it's rare to find very cool tea cups and tea pots. I love to host Tea Parties and have to limit my guests because I don't have enough tea cups.
I have added some bronze to my decor too and love, love it!!

Angie said...

Love the new look of your blog and your kitchen! Tell me - do you miss the red and roosters and stuff you used to have? I was just wondering!

Jillian, Inc. said...

Everything looks great...love white/light colored punpkins. Great idea for tone on tone monogramming. And...PS: I'd do pillows for all the chairs.

Picket said...

Oh you lucky thing you...that table is fantastic!!! Everything is coming together so beautifully and I love the black cabinet and I am really eyeballing that ceramic pumpkin on that cake stand!!! lol lol I love the character those brackets give to that black open cabinet..of course the black color is just the icing on the cake as far as I am concerned! lol Hope you have a great weekend!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Everything is just beautiful! Love the table and your creamware pictchers! :) ~Rhonda

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Oh, and Happy Belated Birthday!!! :)

Liz said...

OMG I totally bought the same hostess set from QVC! How funny! I love it. Your cake plate looks great. I also love those tea pots...I guess you don't have to polish them anymore : )

~Liz~

Suzann said...

I adore how the table turned out. It's just scrumptious! White on White monograming is absolutely perfect too. As I am a huge fan of creamware, you can imagine how much I am in love with your new cabinet and all it's decor. I think I am going to have to copy your table idea with the white slipcovered chairs. it's just too perfect not to. Hope you don't mind.

blessed mama said...

I LOVE the black and white! I have tagged you as a favorite on my website. Come by and visit sometime! Blessings!

Manuela said...

I'm loving that look! Love the white slips and I think white monogramming would be just stunning and elegant. Great table!

Manuela

Kristi said...

Judy, that room is beautiful! I can't wait to meet you!!! Just a reminder of our blog lunch at 11:00am on Saturday at Eastside Grille. We will be enjoying some fine dining outside!

Kristi said...

Judy, Melissa Lester is bringing her 2 girls... We will be outside in a fenced courtyard... I sure hate to miss you being there! :)

Self Confessed Lamp Tramp said...

OOohhhh!! Love the table, it looks amazing with the white-slipped chairs. Everything looks so pretty.
My son went to the Auburn/LSU game too...I'm just sure you saw him there! LOL! Ole Miss sorta ran the students out of town last Thursday because of the debate.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

A great table and room~! Love the contrast of the colors...fabulous.
xo Lidy

Mrs. B said...

I love that table! It's gorgeous! It looks so nice with the white slip covers. The kitchen looks so nice. I love the wall color and the white acccents. Very nice!

marty39 said...

Everything is just gorgeous. Thanks for the tip on the gel stain and the paint. Marty

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Love your blog, my first visit. What a beautiful table love it with all the white. What a great friend to help you out in finding a table,,, [hers] lol I will pop in again for a visit.

Hugs;
Alaura

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Judy, Great table and it looks soooo wonderful with the white slipcovered chairs. I love white on white monograms...did you get those done? Your cabinet really does look like a piece of furniture with the brackets...love it!!! Great color, too! :-) Susan
P.S. Lots of hidden treasure post on your blog...need to come back when I can take my time and indulge. :-)

Lady Katherine said...

Love your table, the slipcovers look great with it. Love the teapots you painted. The shelf looks wonderful.

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