Thursday, April 18, 2013

Painted Kitchen Chairs

Hello everyone!

Well, I figured out what was wrong with my changes to the breakfast area of my kitchen.  Something kept bugging me and at first I thought it was the new draperies (can I call drop cloth that???).  The problem was with the chairs!  They contrasted nicely against the black french doors, but when I painted them grey, they sort of faded away.  So, what did I do about it?  I painted them!


Now it has a better contrast against the grey doors.  I like the fact that the chairs no longer match the table too.  


I sanded down some of the edges around the chairs to give them a worn look.  I still may change the fabric in the chairs.  I haven't decided yet.  So for now, these will do.


  I removed the burlap pillows I had in here and brought in some with ticking stripes.  



So, now........... I believe I'm finally done in here. Well, at least until my new sign arrives.  (Do those words sound familiar?  I think I'm having one of those deja vu moments.)  

Next week, weather permitting, we will start planting our vegetable garden.  So, get ready for some digging in the dirt photos.  

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~ 




33 comments:

Deserae said...

O-M-G....they look amazing!!! Love them in white...and with just the right amount of distressing :o) Have you thought about doing short skirted chair slips for them?
~Des

Anita said...

I had not seen that you painted the french doors grey! They look great! I have enjoyed having mine grey. Love the ticking pillows too:-)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the chairs painted. I see you added a lamp back on the counter, too.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Simple changes, but they make a great impact, Kelly. I like the ticking.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

When you showed your breakfast room before I thought to myself "those chairs would look great painted white" and they do! I guess great minds think alike! ;) I really like the contrast of the pine farmhouse table with the white chairs-beautiful!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

I like the contrast between the chairs and the table. It truly makes a difference

Burlap Luxe said...

Thank you Kelly for taking the time to grace your beauty over at my place, love the cottage rustic feel of you style, the ticking pillow, whiteness and soulfulness of the mix of old :)
I am off to read your older posting looking for more beauty in all you create.

A weekend filled with inspiration.
Xoxo
Doré

NanaDiana said...

Your chairs look great. The room is so bright and fresh looking. I just love it- xo Diana

Babs said...

Great job on the chairs, Kelly, and the ticking pillows are really fresh and pretty. Have a good weekend,
Babs

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Love them! When I saw your last post I thought to myself that your chairs might be on your list.

chateau chic said...

Your chairs look great!
Mary Alice

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Wow! The new color on the chairs looks great! I love your style of decorating! I'm excited to hear about your vegetable garden. So far, I've only been brave enough to plant one tomato plant (in a pot) and a lemon tree (also in a pot) :) I'm hoping to have lots of lemons this summer...mostly to decorate with! LOL!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kelly, your chairs look great! The contrast is really pretty! Funny how something so simple can make such a difference. Love it!

Shelia said...

Hi Kelly! You nailed it! I love your pretty chairs painted white! Your breakfast room is so pretty! The white chairs looks great with your wooden table.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

cynthia lee designs said...

I love the chairs painted white!! They look great with the wood table.
hugs,
Cindy

Christine Vandormolen said...

wow, you have been a busy bee...re-doing the bedroom,painting chairs....turned out great Kelly

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Kelly, LOve the chairs. The paint has really changed the look. I also love that nighttime shot. Anything with a lit lamp is beautiful to me..Happy Thursday..Judy

Anne Boykin said...

Hi Kelly, The chairs look great and I love the changes.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Painting the chairs made all of the difference Kelly.

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

I LOVE the chairs white! Great job :)

Missy George said...

Kelly..You'll never be done !! The chairs look great..good job..Have a fun weekend

AntiqueChase said...

perfect fix!!

❀ JoAnne said...

Your chairs look amazing, Kelly! I've always loved the look of white with natural wood. Together with your pitcher of hydrangeas, it all looks so pretty!

Jillian Haupt said...

BEAUTIFUL!! So happy I found your sweet post. I love your style and the room turned out fab!

Becca said...

You painted?!?! I'm shocked (lol). They look amazing Kelly!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Turned out beautifully! Such a sweet breakfast area...
Blessings,
cindy

Debbiedoo's said...

They were meant to be that way Kelly. I love the contrast now too!

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos said...

Great decision... the chairs look great! And, I love the ticking.

must love junk said...

The chairs looks amazing, and I really like the ticking, too! :)
Susan

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

The painted chairs look great. I love your Bon Appetit sign over the French doors!

20 North Ora said...

Really like the change. Also love the ticking pillows in the chairs.
Good job!

Judy

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Hi Kelly,
Let me be the 32nd person to say, "well done"! Isn't it amazing what a couple of coats of paint can do? Your kitchen is looking pretty!
Cheers!,
Barbara

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Hey Kelly..I found this post buried in my email...I love your newly painted chairs...always love seeing the changes you make as they are always so wonderful!