Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Our Kitchen


As some of you may know, I moved into Shawn's house upon 4 men moving out. Needless to say, there was some serious de-bachelor-padding to be done. Here are some pictures of our kitchen, right now it's my favorite room in the house, I just love it. I'm not sure the pictures do it great justice but it's still fun.

The table and chairs I bought at a yard sale and stripped and stained ebony and reupholstered the seats in toile (about 2 years ago when I first dreamed of a black and white kitchen).

The cabinets were a boring light wood stain so we painted them "toasted poppy seed."


I got the hutch at work for a killer deal, same with the street lamps (and yes I realize they were made for the outdoors but I like them inside ok?!?).

The pictures on the wall I bought in Paris with Amber and framed them...the whole kitchen has a sort of Frenchy feel with the lamps and the toile seats and the French advertisements and the rooster toile-y canisters and pitcher/bowl combo. Not to mention the salt and pepper shakers are from Paris too, in black and white I might add.

I just really like it ok?

15 comments:

Amber Sechrist said...

You shouldn't like it. You should LOVE it. It's charming in every way, or as the French say "charmant"! I heart it.

Mendy said...

Two words: tres adorable! You know I love the job you did on the table and chairs and I covet your hutch. It's seriously cute! The cabinets turned out great! (but I thought you were going to put hardware on them?--not that I can talk, because mine are both hideous and hardware-less). Anyway, it is seriously adorable!

kathleener said...

Two words: les miserable.

Cubby (that's all tge french I know besides "j'ai pété")

ps Kathleen says, "Great job. It's very cute." and Frenchy.

Anja said...

Don't you love having a house to decorate! I know I do! Your cabinets look great! I've always wanted dark ones, but my kitchen right now is too small. Maybe my next house!

Toni Ludlow said...

Sure wish I had a kitchen table! Thats right we have no room for one in our new place :( Sad! I am so jealous of your cute stuff!! One day everything will come together!
p.s. hows the tulip festival going now that more tulips are coming up from that 2 days we actually had good weather...good luck!

molly said...

Oh, I remember helping you poly that table and chairs. Your aesthetic, like you, is delightful.

Mindee Graver said...

So cute, I love it! The dining room looks like it belongs in a magazine, and I love your hair! I can't believe you didn't like it. Although I know when you have long hair and you go significantly shorter it take's some getting used to. Yes, the weather has been AWSOME!! Today it is already 70 and its only 9am!

Mary said...

I do love it. Very chic. I wish I had the desire, time, talent, etc...to do something like that. It looks amazing.

lindsey said...

I love it. Only wish I could have seen it last weekend in person.

...Mrs Gallagher* said...

"...I bought it at a yard sale and stripped and stained ebony and reupholstered the seats in toile"

WHITNEY = "frugal," "domestic" and "artsy."

You are SUCH a show off.

No... i'm NOT jealous..

Fine! I love your kitchen. I hate you.

:)

Tracy said...

I love it! You are a talent just like your older sister. I love the street lamps! Your new home is gorgeous!

The Ultimate Shawn said...
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The Ultimate Shawn said...

The last theme was 'Cats,' and Chip would be very hurt if he ever knew you said it wasn't perfect and nice.

nicole said...

I love it! I love black and white with splashes of color and the outdoor lamps inside are awesome-and they do add to the french look - it reminds me of this picture I took of the stairs behind Montmarte.

...George & April* said...

yes, lets go on a fancy date together one of these nights. oh and we wanna come see the tulips. is saturday a good day to go?