Happy Tuesday all. Tuesdays are refreshing no? You've already eased your way into the week…
In February I started an apartment tour of my home with the living room. Now I’ll showcase the kitchen, the heart of the home. Mine went through quite the transformation since I moved in.
Here is a photo of the kitchen from when I was looking at the apartment. White, white, white. The appliances were brand new and had never been used, including a dishwasher. My first! That door straight ahead is the dance studio/extra space/attic/unfinished room.
And within the first few weeks of living there. I moved the fridge to the right corner, so I could have a little dining area for a table in that corner on the near left, which you can’t quite see but it is there. The fridge fits perfect in the work triangle (sink, fridge, stove).
I knew I was going to paint the place and was thinking of a cranberry color. It took me a while to find the right shade. Lowes was my answer and I finally settled on Olympic paint in Bordeaux. So on went the gray tinted primer, which you have to do with such a drastic color change.
Then on went the color! Here’s me in my painting gear. With the paint can that way, it looks like a home improvement ad 🙂 “First, you trim…”
Here is the after. Bakers rack from Pier 1, microwave from Target, white frame/bulletin board combo from The Christmas Tree Shop, wall rail, utensils, and baskets from IKEA, fridge magnets from Borders.
And the other side, next to the white cabinets, after the pot rack hanging (I should have cleaned off the counter top and put away the dishes, but hey).
My dining area. Table is from Wegmans, it is patio furniture, but like the French I have brought the outdoor furniture in. If you like it, they have it again this season and it is currently in stores for $129, go go! It is 28 inches round. I knew I needed something smaller than 36 to fit in there and wanted to find a bistro table of some sort, this one was perfect.
The chairs I got at FSW on clearance in the scratch and dent section for $20 each. That is a steal. I have never seen these chairs under $80, let alone on sale. Chair cushions are from IKEA, poster frames from Target, kissing posters from South Street Seaport poster store in Manhattan, flowers are compliments of The Chef 🙂
And there you have it, my Bordeaux French kissing kitchen. Let me know what you think!