Now it's a bright, happy, warm and inviting RED and I couldn't be a happier girl! Painting was relatively painless and went quite quickly. Ohhh, how I loved the shade of red with each stroke of the brush!
I found the perfect fabric to make my curtains, then got busy sewing! The fabric is a black and white Toile and I used black and white gingham ribbon for the ties. I didn't have a pattern that I followed, I just winged it. I actually got inspired by a picture of a butterfly valance I saw on Pinterest! I am seriously addicted to that website - feel free to find and follow me! :)
Here's a few pictures of my "new" kitchen and the butterfly valences that I made.
Excuse the whompiness of the one valance on the right patio door
I didn't notice that the ruffle above the rod was pushed down like that!
The cabinet under the "Bistro" sign is the "feeding station"
for our dog - makes it the perfect nook for hiding away
the food and water and keeping it up off the floor!
I should have taken two more pictures - to the far right is a breakfast bar and on the other side of that is the eating area of our kitchen that you saw in the previous pictures. Opposite of the breakfast bar is a wall of more cabinets, a pantry and my refrigerator, which is built-in.
All the hardware on my cabinets will soon be replaced with black (or dark brown) handles. I need 30 handles and every place I found handles that I liked, they would only have 28 or 29 handles available! I hate that!
I have hardwood floors in my kitchen and my next plan is to find a new rug for under the table and chairs that picks up the red, black and white. I also plan to make a tablecloth or table runner that will match my butterfly valences.
Sewing for the home has been a fun change in the action for me, but sewing for children will always be my first love!
I hope you enjoyed the change of focus in what I usually share in my Sewing Journal with a peek inside my "new" kitchen!