Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Cozy Kitchen Makeover



Last week I mentioned how I gave my farmhouse kitchen a much needed makeover. I wanted to make things a little cozier, especially since the kitchen seems to be the hub of all our activity. Most of our meals are served in the dining room or out on the patio in the summer, so the kitchen has become more of a place to chat and enjoy cocktails as we cook. Because of this, I wanted seating that was a little more comfortable than the small antique Hitchcock chairs we had (shown in the before picture). I also cringed over the old round table we had. It was useful while my daughter was small as she could go to town with her art projects and other messes without me freaking out.



I painted the walls a creamy white to brighten things up. Then I found a wicker settee that fit perfectly in the small space. I made the farm toile pillows and the yellow check cushion. I had the antique farm table in storage, just waiting for the day my daughter was old enough not to destroy it. I found the cheerful yellow wingback chair at a tag sale. I actually love the feeling created by this large upholstered chair. It makes it feel more like a place to sit and chat or read. We tend to hang in here a lot more since the re-do, which is great because the kitchen also has beautiful views of my gardens. It may be a small farmhouse kitchen, but now it's a cozy one too.




6 comments:

Stephanie said...

They are both beautiful, but I have to say my favorite part of the "before" is the boquet of cosmos! My hope is to plant a cutting garden next spring so I can enjoy fresh cut flowers all summer and into our warm autumns.

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

Looks great...We have a table in the middle of being loved on by a toddlers art so I know what you mean about having one you don't have to panic about....I figure by the time she is done I will repaint it and the rest will be "farmhouse" chic hehe.

I do like the big yellow chair, how fun it is.

Blessings Kelsie

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I love it! I especially like the color you chose and the chairs you moved in! It's beautiful!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

The comfy yellow chair would be my favorite place to sit. Love the re-do. Before was lovely also.

Southern Lady said...

Love the change! I know you will enjoy it. Carla

Randell Jeffries said...

Cozy, indeed! I think the paint is one of the most significant factors why the kitchen looks more homey and refreshing. The use of white color is just pleasing to the sight. Plus, it makes any area become brighter and welcoming. :]