I love My Home Ideas.Com! I found their web site sometime ago and get e-mail alerts from their site frequently. Here is some kitchen eye candy I downloaded from My Home Ideas where the question was asked “What’s Your Style?” I love seeing all different styles but after looking at the many pics I have in my favorites file, I have decided that I like a mixture of different styles: traditional, a little country, and a little cottage. What style would that be? Well, whatever that is, here’s some pictures I think we can all agree are gorgeous:
There’s something about each picture that I love. It might be just one thing, but I’d take any of these kitchens, wouldn’t you?
I’ve been tweaking my kitchen AGAIN (!!). Let me give you a little background…..last fall I visited my friend Linda’s house. You can see pics of her cottage home here. Well, that started me wanting the all white look, a look I’ve always loved. I had just had my kitchen painted Latte and was not about to repaint it the soft gray color she had throughout her house (which I think is Crushed Ice). Linda came to my house and said I could just use all white stuff with the Latte and it would look great. First I spray painted the chandy white, but then the shades on the chandy didn’t look right. Got some old chippy white architectural pieces, and while that looked okay, I wasn’t really sold on how it was all coming together. Several months went by and I would try and work out what was not working and what I was really drawn to. My 3 corner cabinet had already been painted black so I painted the inside an aqua color…..still not working for me. Then one day I was in Hobby Lobby and Kohl’s and saw all these wonderful oversized picture frames, some with writing, but all having tiny windows for pictures. And boom!!! my mind started racing with using those pretty frames (some in black, and some in white) with what I already had. I re-sprayed the chandy using a color I found at Wal Mart called Oil Rubbed Bronze. Haven’t put the little shades back on yet and I may not. I distressed the black cabinet and repainted the inside a saddle brown color. Started putting out my black and white frames, took the ledge I got at Scott’s back in January and sprayed it black and distressed it, and I’m liking what it’s turning into.
I didn’t enlarge this picture because it cut off the window seat and 3 corner cabinet.
You can see I didn’t “stage” this….hubby’s ladder is in full view in the driveway! (bad blogger)
Here’s the chandy sprayed with the Oil Rubbed Bronze paint….I will definately use this color again!
The white square frame is an unfinished one I picked up at Michael’s. I used one coat of white paint I had on hand on it but I plan on using some crackle paint on it for a more distressed look. This frame was really inexpensive, something like $1.99, but you’ll notice that it does not have a glass with it. I’ll have to pick one up at Hob Lob.
See that white boo-boo? That’s where I’ve spackled over an old nail hole but now I can’t find my Latte paint to cover it up! I guess I’ll have to get small can of Latte to have on hand. Also, last summer when we had the kitchen painted I wanted some crown molding put up. Imagine my surprise (and shock) when I got home and the guy had used this cheap looking skinny stuff……that’s another thing on my list to change. I want some wide crown molding!
This round black mirror should be called the “mirror of many colors” because it started out white, then it was aqua, and now it’s black!
Love, love, love this frame I got at Dillards. Don’t know who those folks are in the picture but for now, I’m leaving it until I can get some family picture put in there.
Of course I still have to add some things as I find them. The wall with the big black frame and ledge needs something else….just not sure what. But, I’m open to suggestions!
Well, this has turned into quite a post. Guess I’m trying to make up for all the lost time my computer was out of commission!