Here she is, in all her tract home glory! You probably have these same cabinets too. Stained oak! To me, yuck!! Now, some people really like this look and if you do, I hope your not offended that I don’t. Everytime I walked in my kitchen, the grain in that oak just screamed at me!
In my home, you can see the kitchen from the living room, and I hated that! Because those cabinets were awful to me!
We also got granite countertops, which are an absolute dream!! You can put anything hot, right out of the oven on this baby and nothing happens! I know some people are scared to do that, but not me !
Here are some good pictures of what our breakfast room looked like before I painted the kitchen cabinets. I apologize for how dark all the pictures seem.
The curtains were actually tablecloths cut in half and pinned up to create the v effect. I loved these, but since the kitchen was getting such a big face lift, I couldn’t leave this side of the room out! I got the rug from Pottery Barn years ago, and it has been great!
I love the look of mismatched chairs at the table. It is such a quirky look, and I love anything quirky! However, most of the chairs were found at flea markets or estate sales and they weren’t in the best condition. I really feared for people to sit in them sometimes. How tragic would that be, if someone sat down and tumbled to the ground!!? So, I was on the hunt for some fabulous chairs!
I think the new chairs are a showstopper!!! I purchase these chairs at Weir’s furniture store. If you live around the Dallas/Ft. Worth area you have heard of Weir’s! It is a Christian family owned store and everything they have is to die for!
I took down my beloved curtains and opted for bamboo shades instead. We found these at Lowe’s. We lined them with white privacy liners, which was very easy to do, and hung them up! I think it gives the kitchen a more updated and cleaner look.