22.4.15

Eat In Kitchen Area and A Birthday Milestone

I am sharing some photos of the eat in area of our kitchen today. The buffet and hutch I recently painted with Fusion mineral based paint in Coal Black is not part of my long term plan, but I do like how fresh it looks now.


I would love hardwood floors in our kitchen but since that isn't reality for us right now I have been making changes that I am really loving. When I painted our main floor last year, I carried the Simply White and Revere Pewter through to our kitchen. To me, those colours make all our rooms look better. I really dislike the ceramic tiles I picked out 17 years ago but the neutral paint colours make them look less terra cotta/pink.


I picked up this buffet and hutch with the intention of painting it and then selling it. Now that it is finished, I am just waiting for it to sell. It is a really nice piece but I have plans for more of an industrial open shelving unit. 


The new stained wood shelves really suit my design style and I plan to sand down and re-stain the kitchen table top to match in Early American. I love the mix of white and wood.



I still want to add some barstools to the high counter and stacks of vintage ironstone and collections to the industrial shelf unit when I find or make one. In the meantime this crock filled with rolling pins sits on a little bench in a corner.


The sliding patio doors to our backyard are to the right in this photo. We moved the light fixture up out of the way while I was painting the cabinet and haven't brought it down yet. I hope to replace it one of these days.


Last week was my 50th birthday and on Saturday my sister hosted a large family bbq to celebrate. I thought it was really sweet that my 85 year old Dad (who depends on others for rides now or gets around town in good weather on his motorized scooter) brought me this bouquet of flowers. 

My kitchen is not perfect but I am grateful for our home and I'm really enjoying seeing all the little changes coming together. Next on my list is to change the cabinet knobs. Thanks for visiting today and I hope you have a great week. We have had a really cool week and today there was a mix of hail, graupel, snow flurries and wet snow on and off all day. I want Spring back!!

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20 comments:

  1. That looks so pretty Elizabeth! I love the natural wood with black. Very classy look!

    Have a great night!

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  2. Hi Elizabeth - I think your kitchen is lovely! Isn't it funny how our tastes - that we were sure at one time would never change - end up changing?! I know even things that I thought were neutral choices end up seeming not so neutral over time, lol. You did a beautiful job painting the furniture - I am sure it will sell quickly. Jane

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  3. You know, Elizabeth- those tiles are so neutral that you don't even really notice them. Even when you pick something you think will last forever your tastes do change. I would no longer pick the tile we have in the lower level either. Love the painted furniture. Your dinette area looks great! xo Diana

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  4. Oh- Ps---HAPPY 50th. I LOVED my 50's - You will, too! xo Diana

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  5. Happy Belated Birthday Elizabeth! Hope your year is fabulous.

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  6. Happy Birthday! I love your white walls, and that row of jars looks so great...all lovely.
    Yes Spring back please! Not that I'm anxious or anything:)

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  7. Happy. Belated Birthday!!! I love how your kitchen area looks, the painted hutch really looks quite beautiful along side the table and chairs. I would keep them together, they really unify the space!

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  8. happy Birthday!! I love your kitchen area. All the mason jars, and bowls are fabulous!

    Kathy

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  9. Your eat in kitchen area looks clean and crisp with the black and white. I think an industrial style shelving unit would look great in there! Happy Birthday! We're the same age now! Love your flowers.

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  10. Happy belated birthday Elizabeth. How lovely to have a family gathering to celebrate. It sure has been a wet and chilly week here too, wanting some warmth to come back quickly ... and not leave after a day or so.

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  11. Love your kitchen table area...and I love the black on your table & chairs and on the hutch. An industrial shelf unit would look great in your room.
    ~Cindy

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  12. Really love how all this came together, looks great! Happy belated birthday! Have a wonderful weekend.

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  13. It all looks so great. Happy Birthday that is a great milestone. How sweet of your dad to make such an effort to gift you with those pretty flowers. Have a great week.
    Kris

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  14. Your kitchen and eating area look so fresh and pretty. I find any change, big or small, makes a difference.
    Happy Birthday!!
    Mary Alice

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  15. Happy belated birthday, Elizabeth! How sweet is your dad, beautiful flowers! Your kitchen is beautiful, love the painted set, though my eyes couldn't stay away from the open shelving and those cute mason jars. :) Have you tried an area rug?

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  16. Your new pieces look great in your space. Can not wait to see what you do with them. Happy Belated birthday!

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  17. Happy belated Birthday, Elizabeth! Welcome to the 50's Club! : ) I love your open shelving in the kitchen. I just love that look and would love to do it - get rid of some upper cabinets and have shelving instead, but just the thought of the dust makes me think "no way". I will admire the look in other's kitchens - like yours!

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  18. first of all, happy belated birthday, Elizabeth. How sweet of your dad to be so thoughtful with the flowers! Love the black on the hutch and table. I think black furniture can add so much to a space. It looks amazing and really stands out...in a wonderful way!

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