Hey my friends!
Let me just first say that I praise the Lord today for rain! It has rained all day long and we needed it so badly. Rain glorious rain!!
Lots of words today, friends. Hope you don’t mind.
Now, onto my color addition.
You know I have talked to you quite a bit about my quest to figure out how to handle all the oak in my kitchen. Well, this is what I have decided to do…
EMBRACE IT!! Love it!! Make it work!!
I have a pretty big kitchen and one side has all of the oak..oak cabinets, oak island, oak drawers.
The other side of the kitchen has my table and chairs, a white rusty set of locker like cabinets, and a set of chippy white shelves. And, big windows.
I have been trying so hard to fill my kitchen with white, white and more white and I do love the white, but I also had to incorporate some darker pieces into the side of the kitchen with the table. I needed to spread the oak around a little to make sure it looked balanced.
Does any of that make sense at all?
I also wanted to add a little bit of color to my kitchen because it just seemed like it needed it. I needed it.
I also needed to add a little personality to my kitchen.
I truly want to make sure that our home reflects us. I want to make sure that I don’t assume someone else’s home as mine. Again..do I make sense?
Does it sound mean to say that I don’t want our home to look like everyone else’s? I think you get what I am saying.
Forgive me for rambling. I am not usually this wordy.
Okay, I was telling you about adding oak to the other side of the kitchen.
This is what it looked like before. I did like it but it needed a little something….
This is after adding some darker and more colorful things…
Dexin was evidently an excellent source of energy for all members of the family. So this gorgeous can says.
Love this little wood and metal piece. I found it at the flea market with plastic grapes all over it. I looked beyond the artificial fruit and saw a gem.
I found the old pictures at Goodwill. Love that old farmhouse in the bottom picture. And, I really love the color that those pictures brought to this spot. That’s the personality that I was telling you that I wanted.
I have also decided that I love copper. I think it brings another great pop of color to my kitchen and also helps make the oak cabinets work.
I found this beautiful pitcher and bowl at the flea market along with another few pieces that I hung up here…
I have been fortunate to establish a pretty quick collection of cool copper pieces. A few I found at the flea market, a couple from Goodwill and a couple were sweet gifts. I love the way they look hanging from my new mother’s day light from Lowes.
Again, bringing the copper to the middle of the room over my island helps balance out the oak. At least that’s my opinion.
Back real quick to the kitchen table…
This is one of the befores…
Changed out the light fixture as well as the other things I already showed you.
Oh so much better…
Even the cool TJ Maxx apron hanging on the green wooden hook suits me so well right now.
Are you absolutely dying that this post was so long?
I am so sorry, but there was just a lot that I had been wanting to say.
So, now you have seen the before and after of some areas in my kitchen. You have heard why I am sprinkling some color and oak throughout. I told you that I am embracing the oak cabinets. I am making it work, and I am happy.
Thanks for visiting tonight. Promise that my next post will be shorter.
Linking up at French Country Cottage, Jennifer Rizzo, At the Picket Fence