Sunday, May 9, 2010

Kitchen and Breakfast Room

We have been busy over the past few weeks.

Our family room has gone from
... this!

Our hallway has gone from

And now our
kitchen and breakfast rooms 
have gone from

We decided to take the same pewter color in the family
room and bring into the adjoining kitchen.
I just love the way the pewter plays off our
stainless lights and appliances.
Since the breakfast room is also open to
both the kitchen and family room we
painted this room as well!
We decided to raise the height of the curtain rod.
If my curtains had been longer, I would have raised
it even closer to the ceiling.
When we built the house 6 years ago, I had decided to
make the counter between the rooms bar height.
We have since decided that it is too high for our liking
and hope to someday lower it to counter height
if and when we save up for solid surface counters.
We have also decided to wait to install a back splash
if and when we upgrade our counters.
See what currently sitting under my cloche?
I was also able to finish my curtain panels
in the family room.
I decided to use a white fabric to match the trim
and columns!
The last thing on the list to finish is pillows for the family room
and art work in the hall!
I just love the way the lighter colors
have filled the room with light!

Thank you for visiting with me today.
I am linking to Metamorphosis Monday
at Between Naps on the Porch.


Peg said...

It's really beautiful, Dee Dee! I like the pewter color. My daughter has it in her den and it is really nice there too.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Your home is just gorgeous. Love the wainscoting. It is wonderful. Love the paint colors too. Just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Jane said...

Hi Dee Dee,
Your home is stunning. I love your changes, especially the molding in the hallway. You have been one busy girl and you have great style.
Have a wonderful week.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful home you have. Love your transformations. I'm tired just thinking of all the work you've done! :) It's all so lovely.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Wendy said...

You have been very busy! It looks great! I love the colors you choose and the hallway looks fabulous!

I can't wait to see what art work you paint for the hallway! That is so exciting!

Gosh and you even did sewing after all that painting! I love the white curtains!

You are right we do share similar taste!
Hope you have a wonderful week!!

Katie said...

Dee Dee,

Your home is so gorgeous!! It's open, fresh, & crisp!
Can't wait to see the artwork you end up doing for the hallway, I love see the inside scoop to you thru your home!!

Happy Mother's Day Dee, Dee!

Much Affection,
Katie said...

It looks great! I love how high the curtain rods are. Jude

Tammy@InStitches said...

You have been busy ! It looks great and you're making me want to paint. :)

Anonymous said...

That looks great. And it's exactly what I should be doing on my weekends! Did you recieve my address?

Sue said...

It all turned out beautifully. I can't believe how much changing a paint color changes the feeling of a space. We have the same issues you do. Our kitchen, dining room and living room are all open space and lead into the hall and down an open stairway to the basement. So, when we paint, it is a huge painting project. I really love how it all came together for you, your home is lovely.

corners of my life said...

What a lovely tour. I felt like I was in a model Homarama house! Your artistic talent shows in all of the new designs and colors.

Christine said...

It looks so fresh and clean! Good choice with the white curtains.
The fireplace really stands out. Big improvement.
Good job, both of you!

Michelle said...

Your home is beautiful. I can appreciate how big of a job it was to do all that painting. Everything looks fabulous...the library paneling in the hall, the new curtain height, all of it! A++++ for a job well done!!! :)

Marie said...

Hello sweet Dee Dee - I'm a new follower of your fabulous blog via Met Monday (catching up from last week!). I love the transformations you've made around your home! The new wall color is beautiful and compliments your accents nicely. Great job!

Thank you for sharing. I'd love for you to come by my blog for a visit and enter my giveaway!


Susan (Between Naps On The said...

Dee Dee...isn't it amazing how paint can just totally change a room. You are inspiring me to break out the paint brushes. Your new drapes are how open and fresh your home looks for summer! Beautiful! :-)