Friday, August 28, 2015

The Guest Bedroom

We have been in this new home for almost 4 months now.  And finally we are pretty settled.  Of course there will always be more decorating, updating etc. to make it more of our home, but that will come with time.
 
Here is what our guest bedroom looks like.  Pretty similar to the guest bedrooms in our previous homes. 
 
 
Some day I might get tired of the red toile, red ticking stripe and the red and white check, but not today :-).


 
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


Monday, August 24, 2015

The Kitchen, So Far

As promised, here are some pictures of my kitchen in this new house of ours.  We want to add a back splash down the road.
So here it is, so far....without a back splash.  We changed out the globes on the hanging pendant lights.  You can see the white ones here. They were white and a little two stark for me.

See below, we really do need a back splash.  It will add more dimension and character to the kitchen.


See the red tray to the left of the stove in the picture above?  It used to look like the picture below.  I picked it up at an antique mall a few weeks back.  I had been looking for something to corral my salt/pepper/oils etc in.


I wanted it to have a pop of color, so I painted it a color called Red Gumball.  It is the same color as my Le Cruset pot and my Kitchen Aid mixer.


In the middle of the process.  See how the corners are dove tailed in the picture above?  After I painted it I waxed it with clear, then dark wax to tone down the paint a little bit.




The shot below is kind of dark, but I wanted you to see the view I have standing at the sink.  I can look outside to our patio.  You can also see how the dining area relates to the kitchen.


These three rooster paintings always find a place in my kitchen.  They were painted by Donna from Morning Dove Cottage


The cabinets lacked pull out shelves, so Mr. Comforts installed some for me.  See the before and after below.

Before


After


It makes a huge difference not having to climb into the cabinet to get things!

So, there you have it.  My kitchen...so far.