This past Christmas blogging wise didn’t turn out like I expected. I had lots of great ideas and even a lot of photos but no time to put it all together. (You can read the crazy story here.)
I put together a beautiful aqua and red Christmas tablescape but blogging about it just didn’t happen. (You can always pin it for next year!)
Funny thing, though. I loved the color scheme so much I decided to incorporate it into my kitchen makeover.
Our kitchen has been a work in progress over the last couple of years, beginning with our chalk painted hutch.
I absolutely adored our bright yellow kitchen, but the color didn’t go at all with the countertops we picked.
My handy hubby painted the walls not once, but twice (and that’s a whole ‘nother story!)
Here’s just a teaser of the dining section of the room. I can’t wait to share all the details on the chest I found on the side of the road and the burlap no sew curtains.
I loved this room before but I’m just crazy about it now!
I’m now working with a neutral palette (no more in your face yellow that I absolutely loved go bold or go home longest run-on sentence ever!)
Bringing red into the kitchen just makes my heart sing. I’m definitely more of a bold color girl but I’m learning to use it more in the accents and accessories and not always in wall color.
(Except for the purple here. Yes, I still love it. No, my husband isn’t repainting it anytime soon!)
Since I’m not a decorator for real (I just play one at home ~smile~) I’m still discovering what works and why.
When I first mentioned where I was headed in the kitchen Tim just rolled his eyes but said nothing. He’s learning to trust me to figure out what I love and how to make it work in our home.
This centerpiece was so simple to put together with spray painted aqua and red mason jars. I used branches clipped from our Christmas tree, sticks and red berries from a neighbor’s bush.
I’m going to replace the chair covers when I find the fabric I’m looking for but for now this end of the room is done.
I left my Christmas Joy sign up because it reminds me to seek joy everyday.
What do you think? Do you like it better now or before?