One thing we can't change, however, are the finishes in the kitchen. And although the kitchen isn't bad...it's not what I would choose if I could. The dining room portion of the kitchen is lovely, so it is what I have focused my time and energies on.
But I think the kitchen is feeling neglected (because kitchens have feelings, you know.) So I've been trying to decide how best to "perk up" the kitchen without changing cabinet color etc.
I've done a couple of things already...for instance, I hid the ugly computer cords at the kitchen desk.
And I added a window treatment.
But after I redid the bar stools last week, I finally figured out what I really want to do...
First, I'm going to whip up another window treatment in the same fabric that I upholstered the bar stools. (I found a large remnant of the fabric at the store so I got 4 yards for a screaming deal!)
Then, I'm going to paint the back splash. I'm thinking that chalkboard paint in a similar gray color to our living room accent wall - Martha Stewart's Magnetite - would be perfect and would add a sense of depth.
I'd love to add a small area rug if I can find a good deal on one...and then a few accessories.
It's not much, but I think it will make the kitchen smile if I dress it up just a bit. Don't you??
I'm hoping to get that window treatment sewn up today, so my plan is to share it later this week. :-)
Have a great day~