Monday, June 10, 2013

Kitchen is Painted!

Before the kids are home with me full time for the summer, I've been scurrying to finish projects around the house.  Now I can check off 'paint the kitchen' as one of them!  To be truthful, it wasn't a dramatic change.  The original color on the walls was an ivory that just had too much yellow in it for me.  I wanted a calm, serene, Jeanne D'Arc Living off-white color.  Benjamin Moore 'Dove White' to the rescue!
I just love this color!  It's not stark white, and seems to have a hint of slight gray.




I'm so happy with how my blue and white china looks against this color:

This tool caddy from the flea market got a distressed paint job with 'Marilyn's Dress' by Benjamin Moore.  I wasn't crazy about the red in it (see before here).



Over to the right I changed out some of the towels on the ladder:

Some herbs and fresh irises from the garden are enjoying sunlight by the window:

I love this wooden tote found at an antique mall:

A larger view from afar:

The cupboard shelves...




Inspired by Courtney of French Country Cottage's guesthouse kitchen, I made some curtains for the sink cabinet and window out of canvas dropcloth:

It's hard to see in the above photo with the glare, but this vintage wire piece/turned light fixture provides much needed light above the sink:

Nothing like roses to cheer up a kitchen:

It's nice to spend time in the kitchen now with this soothing new color on the walls.  Maybe my cooking will improve with all this good karma.  :)

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23 comments:

Petite Michelle Louise said...

amazing how a subtle paint color change can transform a room. truly. the dove white exudes serenity.... the perfect backdrop for all of your french Nordic touches. LOVE the curtains and new lighting! The tool caddy "facelift" turned out so sweet as well. J'adore mon amie! (Now i want to see it all up close and personal!!)

Anne said...

Your kitchen is absolutely gorgeous Susan! What a lovely color too!
xx
Anne

pballard said...

Lovely! I wouldnt want to leave the kitchen. Thanks for sharing.

Vintage Market Place said...

So serene and fresh for summer.
I can just see those curtain blowing ever so slightly in a summer breeze.
Amy

Junkchiccottage said...

Susan,
OMG!!! This kitchen is so bright and cheery. Love the wall color. So beautiful with all your sweet touches.
Kris

Alabaster Rose Lifestyle said...

Oh Susan,
It looks absolutely beautiful!!! It looks like a little cafe' in Paris!
Your home is always stunning my friend!
Wishing you a wonderful week.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Rhonda said...

So pretty, I bet you love cooking and dining in your beautiful kitchen!

It's me said...

Wowww Susan !!!...it looks great !!!...lovely week...love Ria...x !

chateau chic said...

Perfect color for your kitchen walls, Susan!! All of your lovely blue and white accents stand out nicely against the walls. Your kitchen has so much charm!!
Mary Alice

Sandi said...

Your kitchen turned out just lovely Susan! I am working in mine too. :)
Blessings~

debi said...

What a beautiful kitchen you have! Love the wall color, and your wonderful floor!

Donna said...

I just love your pretty kitchen, Susan! The paint really freshens things up, and makes all of your pretty dishes pop. Love the wire light fixture above your sink, how neat is that? Oh, and the tool box and wooden tote are perfect, too! Enjoy!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

I am charmed by your kitchen,it has so much love poured into all the little details...its one of the prettiest I have seen...now relax and enjoy it!!!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

New paint always makes everything feel clean and pretty-it looks beautiful!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

I just love it Susan...I'm going to have to keep that color in mind!!

Little Cottage said...

So beautiful and full of charm!
-Sylvi
PS: You inspired me in your previous post! I got my Fairy tale TILDA book, but where to get the fabric line in the States?

Heaven's Walk said...

What a huge difference a shade or two lighter makes, Susan! I love the color you chose! :) Your kitchen has transformed into such a charming, cozy space to start the day....and cook with all your amazing karma! lol

xoxo laurie

Brooke Larsen said...

What a fun Paint Project! I love this Idea!
Come over to my blog and link up at my Paint Party!

http://startathome.blogspot.com/2013/06/paint-party-and-giveaway.html

Brooke Start at Home

I will follow on my way out!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Susan,
Your kitchen is soooo very charming!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Kathy said...

Celebrate, great job!
Now you can enjoy your rewards. Kathy

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Painting the kitchen is on my to do list, too. Your turned out amazing. I love the white with the white cupboards. Inspiring!! Love all of your vintage accessories, too.

~Shanon

Debra Oliver said...

your kitchen is just gorgeous, that diamond pattern floor really sets the stage for all the vintage beauty!!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Isn't it amazing how a slight change of colour can make a huge change to the feeling of a room. I think your kitchen looks perfect Susan. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday... I really appreciate it.

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