I promised pictures of our new digs and here they are. Let's start the tour of Chez Veasey with the heart of our home...the kitchen. Here's what it looked like when we bought the house.
Perfectly usable kitchen, BUT Lots of Beige. And I am not a big fan of beige because it makes me look washed out. The floor was a lovely terra cotta tile and you could actually stand at the stove and practically reach into the fridge- which is convenient if you are trying to keep the wine chilled while you set the microwave to stun.
Here's another shot including our fabulous realtor. She looks a little washed out against all that beige, no?
Hmmm...what to do, what to do? Change the paint color? Buy new drapes? OR PERHAPS WE SHOULD......
That's what we did- took the room down to its studs. We can rebuild it. We can make it faster. We can make it stronger. (Insert theme from Six Million Dollar Man here.)
We put in a floor of dark cherry wood (not knowing what that would be like to clean later on), moved appliances, and made our own backsplash from 4 x 4 handmade tiles in several shades of blue and green. TA DA
We bought our table and chairs at Target and later jazzed them up with white vinyls from Etsy (shown in final picture). But that wall behind the table was so BIG. And our artwork (and budget) was so very very small.
The solution? We hit a bunch of tag sales and I made a bunch of paintings. We pulled everything together by using mostly black frames. And here is the result.
Really fun way to fill a big wall space.