I was so inspired by the nostalgia in the kitchen of my good friend Judy from over at the blog Gold Country Cottage, that I decided to breath new life into my own ho hum kitchen by giving it an infusion of fresh fabric in a classic pattern, and grounding it with a few new beautiful black and white accents.
After all, the kitchen is the heart of our home!
My first decision was to purchase new valances and drapes from Country Curtains in a bold black and white buffalo check. I just love the classic look of the large check and originally I was thinking red and white...but after a little more thought I felt that the black and white check was a better fit for what was already in the kitchen. And that decision set the tone for my space as I found the most darling black and white rooster dishes at Home Goods. Handsome Mr. Rooster is from my new favorite store Hobby Lobby and the white canister set was a fabulous find at ReStore for only $12.
I really wanted a bit of a farmhouse vibe, so I picked up a couple farm baskets over at Home Goods for $10 each and filled them with seasonal squashes and fruits. Another thing I did was to strip the table top and give it a darker more rustic finish. To see what the top looked like before and check out my "Rustic Roo" tablescape just click here.
The burlap wreath was moved from the front door to the kitchen.
The buffet received a seasonal update by adding a few Halloween touches. To see how the decorative B&W pumpkin Mr. Crow is perched on was created, click here.
If the chandy looks hauntingly familiar to you it should...my sister and I have the same fixture...oh yes and my parents in Florida have it as well in their kitchen! The funny thing is that my daughter Grace picked it out for my kitchen when she was just 3 years old. Ahhh a budding designer and/or possible trendsetter???
And that's the nickel tour!
I hope you enjoyed it and perhaps the tour has provided you a few ideas...I know my wheels are always turning whenever I check out a room or house tour. Don't you just love peeking inside the homes of others...legally that is.
Hope you are enjoying a wonderful day and have a great weekend!
Note: To see how I created extra decorating space over my back patio doors just click here.
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