After devouring a perfectly seasoned piece of baked tilapia and a side of potato salad for lunch today, I snapped a couple of shots of what I’ve been up to in the Kitchen recently.
I know. Holy-step-outside-my-neutral-comfort-zone, right?
But I really do love how well it plays with my “barely blue” wall color.
Here are some other blue and red rooms I found on CountryLiving.com…
For a while there, before I painted the walls blue, I was thinking that my accent color was going to be green. So I painted the back wall of our china hutch (that I got from a furniture liquidation warehouse in Montgomery, Alabama) a dusty shade of apple…
…but the combination of apple green and barely blue looked sort of like the Easter Bunny came and had his way with my kitchen. So I started to cut up an old burlap sack that I bought for $3.25 at a flea market. It used to hold walnuts…
I will post the full tutorial here when I’m done doing the left side of the cabinet, and have everything in place.
In other burlap news, I picked up this itty bitty burlap sack at a antique store for $3.00 a couple weeks ago. I’m using it as a “plant pot cozy” around the little pot I had on top of my cast iron pedestal…
Would you believe that I’ve had the little sand dollar that’s in the photo since 1997? I picked it up on Manhattan Beach, in California. I’ve kept it with me ever since. I’ve moved so many times…I can’t believe it made this far.
The pebble on the lower left is one that I picked up while travelling with my Mom to Charleston last June, and the “lettered olives” on the right remind me of her so much too.
Another exciting development taking place in the kitchen, is the progress I’ve made on picking out fabrics for the cushion and pillows on the headboard bench.
Here are the ones I’ve settled on:
The cushion will be burlap, with a fancy, little folded skirt out of the blue fabric in the middle, and the pillows will be made out of the floral and the striped fabrics. Two of the pillows will have piping made out of the blue fabric in the middle. Can’t wait to have it all in place!