Sunday, October 20, 2013

Around My Kitchen

When we bought our house about three years ago, the kitchen was covered in blue striped wallpaper.

I like blue, but didn't want blue walls in the kitchen.  The kitchen opens onto the living room; and through all the color changes in the living room, the blue in the kitchen was just "in your face".

We had the wallpaper removed, and the walls textured.  Then my husband did a two-step paint treatment.  Now I just love my kitchen!

Much sunnier and happier to me

The curtain fabric is one of the few decorating choices I've made that my 25 year old daughter approves of.  I love this fabric!  It makes me smile.  I made the curtains from a free tear-off at Hobby Lobby.  However, the directions were wrong, so don't go looking for them!

Looking in from the living room. No longer "in your face"!

Above the cabinets.  A friend painted the rooster in the middle of this picture.  I love it!

See the chipped plate below?  I embrace imperfection.

Purchased these little beauties at Warrenton several years ago.

I love my vintage scale hiding out on top of the frig.

And my Welsh dresser - my pride and joy!

So even though I'm not crazy about cooking (only about eating), this is a room that I love to be in.  It just wraps itself around you.

But I could sure make a cup of coffee any time you want to stop by!

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Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Kathryn at The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Mondays
Debbie at  Confessions of a Plate Addict for The Scoop Monday
Maria Elena at Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at Our Home
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life  for Inspire Me Tuesday
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
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Yvonne at  Stone Gable  for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits Thursday
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for Open House Thursday 
Pamela at From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
 The Thrifty Groove ~ Thrifty Things Friday
The Charm of Home ~ Home Sweet Home Friday
 French Country Cottage Friday
Jody & Stan at Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays 
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  1. Such a beautiful room!! Love the colors, and roosters just make for a happy space!! Just found your blog! Now following!!

  2. Love your pretty french country kitchen! Your curtain fabric is so pretty!

  3. You're always welcome at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  4. It looks so cozy! It looks like you have done a lot with it since I have left.

    See you should always listen to my opinions because I have amazing taste. ;P

  5. You're right! Your new kitchen walls wrap you in warm sunshine! I love the transformation. Blue is pretty, but your treatment is gorgeous. Love the window treatment fabric, too. :-)
    His blessings,
    Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

  6. Beautiful transformation! Love the textured walls - very old world style! Enjoy it in good health!! Trisha

  7. Very pretty kitchen, Jacki! Love the paint treatment and color. Much better than the blue that was there. I love how you've accessorized in here, too.

  8. Your kitchen is wonderful, and I love, love, love that cow and sheep paintings I need to steal those. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs. Marty

  9. What a nice kitchen, and I love you lamp! Such a pretty lamp shade too!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  10. What a delightful place to live in! I like imperfect items as well. I didn't even notice the chip in your platter until you pointed it out! I had a bowl by Hall I used for years that I loved. It was blue with a rose on the inside. I got it for fifty cents because of the chip. It was the best bowl because it was so deep. I never used it without marveling at how beautiful it was.