Friday, June 29, 2012

One Room Challenge: Before Chinoiserie


Here is my kitchen now. The good news is that I adore my kitchen - the cabinets, the countertops, the floor, the wall color, the layout. In fact, the kitchen is the original kitchen in this beautiful fifty year old Georgian colonial of mine. The second owners (we are the third) updated it, painting the original wood cabinets white and adding the tile floor, Corian countertops, island, glass cooktop, and white tiles. I love green and painted the previously white walls in a beautiful mint green and repainted the cabinets and trim in my favorite white.

All I want to do over the next six weeks is to have fun bringing in new lighting, window treatments, art, and accessories, with lots of Chinoiserie, of course. I am starting with two wonderful Chinoiserie pieces already - the pair of Chinese Chippendale counter stools in Brunschwig & Fils Xian that I had coated for the ultimate in kitchen use and spill protection. Please note the One Room Challenge button in my sidebar that you can click on anytime to link you to my original post and updates.













9 comments:

Birdie Pearl said...

Can't wait to see it!

home before dark said...

Since I am in a major construction/remodel of my kitchen/library/dining room, I have to admit I do click on pictures of finished kitchen just to lower my blood pressure!

This is going to fun watch it come aline CC style. I can't tell you how lucky you are your kitchen didn't require a gut job!

sjr said...

Since reading your blog I have become a fan of chinoiserie and have made several purchases based upon your recommendations, most recently one of your sponsor's paintings- love it! It was refreshing to read someone LIKES their space! Looking forward to watching your progress.

alison g. said...

Love your wall color, and see it mixing beautifully with Ming blue! ;)

My Crafty Home Life said...

I love your mint walls, white cabinets and bar stools. Will you be changing the hardware? There are a lot of Greek key pulls out there.

My Crafty Home Life said...

I had to come back for a second look. Do you know the name of that mint paint?

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

Beth - I am LOVING those bar stools - what a great inspiration piece for your room. Also - what's that mint paint?? I have a similar color in my LR - White Mint by SW. Love it!!!!

Jessie said...

Love your white cabinets and stools. Looking forward to see your kitchen's progress next week!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Erin @ NonShrinking Violets said...

I'd sell an organ for faux bamboo counterstools.