The kitchen needed a makeover desperately. It was green and if you like green I think it would be OK, but green really isn't a "me" color. I love teal and thought some shade of teal/turquoise/aqua would be lovely but I wasn't sure what direction to take it until I started doing a little surfing online and found this apron which became my inspiration for the kitchen.
(Funny, I don't even own this apron.... yet. It will have a special spot in my kitchen at some point!)
So we went with a light teal blue on the walls with red accents.
This kitchen has two built in components that I adore. One of them in a built in hutch that sits in the corner of the kitchen right near where we put our table. And the other is built in open cabinets that are above the sink. I'm not crazy about the counter tops but baby steps, right!
Let's start off with some before pictures.......
So we painted the walls aqua chiffon......
I think it turned out beautiful!
Here's a view from the doorway of the kitchen.
The open cabinets above the sink. LOVE them. And I love how great the red dishes a la' Target look on the bottom shelf and the teal Paula Dean cookware looks on the top shelf!
A close up of the glasses becasue they are polky-dot! And you know how much I love polky-dots!!
(Also from Target.)
Here's a close up of the "art" that is above the sink. I put the pot holders on little hooks which makes them decorative yet functional at the same time. I made the art in the middle. The cherries are buttons that I sewed on to white fabric with felt leaves "framed" in an embroidery hoop which I spray painted red.
And here's a shot of the kitchen table with the hutch in the corner.
And a close up of the art I made that hangs near the table.
That's just a wooden plaque I decopauged with some red/teal polka dot paper and then I glued on an old fork, spoon, and knife which I had spray painted a light teal to match the walls. The word "enjoy" is just a vinyl wall decal.
And the art in the middle of the hutch.
That's just a dollar store plate and vase I spray painted and then mod podged an S on the plate and filled the vases with artificial flowers and tied a red ribbon around it.
And now you have seen the kitchen!!
I love cooking now because I just love being in there!