So here it is!
In the far left corner I placed an existing chrome shelf unit we already had. Behind it is hung an old German grain sack. I filled the shelves with pretty dishes (mostly white), towels and baskets.
The table and chairs were painted white (see this post to view 'before'). I used a flat paint finish, but will be changing it to glossy to reflect light better. I sewed the tablecloth out of toile fabric last year and made the runner a few months ago (see this post).
Petit dejeuner anyone?
A while back I had embroidered 6 plain white napkins with a Fleur-de-Lys symbol. Someone in the house made a comment that they also resemble rockets. Hmmmmm...
Using some scrap ticking fabric, I sewed this pretty towel inspired by a similar one spotted in the Pottery Barn catalog.
My favorite updates are the two seat covers I made for the iron chairs. Our children always sit in the same seat each morning, so I personalized them with embroidered monograms. They also got 'striped' with fabric paint.
The chalkboard on our basement door beckons spring:
Hope you enjoyed Part 1 of the kitchen updates tour. Next post I'll share more from the room, and another option for seat covers. Linking to White Wednesday today.