Monday, February 7, 2011

Kitchen Plans and Progress...

I got the table and chairs painted this weekend and now I'm on to fabrics! The paint is still a little tacky so the chairs are not yet upholstered, but I pulled one of them into the kitchen (the rest are in the basement drying) so you could see...

The fabric is just wrapped around the seat of the chair- not stapled in place yet.

My next step (other than upholstering the chairs) will be the windows. I have enough of the duralee "diamante" fabric from my dining room left over to do the windows in here and I think I like these fabrics together, although I'd kinda like to pull in some persimmon red and/or citrine yellow- what do you think?

The windows in here present me with a bit of a challenge:
  • I love the natural light from the bay window, but we need some degree of privacy since the window faces my neighbors house
  • The view through the bottom half of the window is of the shared side yard between my neighbor's and my house and it's so sloped we haven't had any luck getting grass to grow there. We affectionately refer to it as "the dirt hill"- yeah- it's not pretty.
  • There's not enough space on either side of the bay for full drape panels to hang.
So, it seems some type of cafe curtain is in order.

Now I'm not sure if I'll do a more traditional cafe curtain like I had on the windows before (but hanging from rings instead of shirred and perhaps with some degree of pinch pleats?), or if I'll do sleeker flat panels that just fit the window as shown on whitehaven interiors:

cool, right? They were inspired by this MS room:

In either case I'll trim them in peacock blue.

I also have to decide what (if anything) will go on the top half of the windows?! And I plan to change the cabinet hardware and update the chandelier a little. Stay tuned!



  1. Love the new table!!! Wish the hubs would let me paint ours! :)

  2. Your table and chairs are wonderful. Can't wait to see what you do with the fabrics. Hugs, Marty

  3. I am in Love with the grey. Looks Great!

  4. This looks fabulous. I was flipping through Ivy and Piper on-line and they have a 2 page spread of green accents with bamboo chairs and pillows in the green version of your fabric. The pillows are $200 each. You got quite the steal on the chairs and the gorgeous fabric!

  5. Chairs are beautiful! You did a great job! Not sure about using the DR fabric in the bay window as it might be too much of a good thing. Maybe if you could use it wrong side out? I used the same fabric for wondow treatments in my FR and kitchen, and one of them needs to be changed.
    it turned out to be too much. Sorry my camera went out of town with the hubby, so no pic.

  6. What a great job you did on the chair. Can't wait to see the room all complete

  7. I am new to your blog-love all your projects! Do you mind telling me what color you painted your table? Thanks for all the great ideas!


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