Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Black and White Farmhouse Touches

Hello Everyone!

I recently discovered these bar stools for sale at Target and decided to give them a try in my kitchen.  I liked that they were solid black and metal which gave them a very modern farmhouse look to them.  My old ones were great too, but I was ready for a change.  I will be selling them at a consignment store.  





I like how light weight they are and can easily be moved to other locations.


I also found these pretty black and white geometric patterned place mats for my table.  I like them so much that they stay out now.  


I've been enjoying making subtle changes in my home with black and white colors.  I'll share more rooms that have been "tweaked" upstairs soon.

In other news, this week is my husband's last week as a fire fighter Lt.  He is having a big retirement party this weekend on his last day.  It will be strange having him home EVERY night now! We have been married 29 years and he has been a fire fighter for 28 years.  So, you can do the math.  I'm looking forward to seeing what this new chapter in our lives will look like.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~



27 comments:

Sally Somervill said...

Love your new stools Kelly!! They're the perfect accent to your recent kitchen updates. Congratulations to you and your husband!! I'm sure it will be wonderful having him home more. xo

Pamela said...

They look great Kelly!

Calypso In The Country said...

Love the stools! I have been searching for counter stools forever. I admire your decision making...Congrats on your husband's retirement!
Cheers!
Shelley

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Hi Kelly! Congrats to your hubby - what a wonderful, long career. Your black & white additions are wonderful. Jane

Deserae said...

Love your new stools!!! Congratulations to your husband!!!! My husband worked nights for over half of our marriage....when he got a job working days it was a huge adjustment. There were some bumpy days but it all worked out in the end but it took a lot of patience.
~Des

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love those stools! I have to laugh about him being home every night. You may want to leave yourself. ha ha Just kidding. I'm sure y'all will do fine. Congrats to Jimmy and it's really weird him retiring before Doug when Doug is so much older and still can't retire!

chateau chic said...

Your stools look great! You can never go wrong with black and white.
Congrats to your husband...I'm sure there will be adjustments on this new stage in life.
Mary Alice

Christine Vandormolen said...

Luv Luv Luv it!!!! the black and white accents are what it needed to make it even better!!!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Love the stools! It's good that they're light weight too, so you can play around with them and move them from time to time. And congrats to your husband on his retirement! That's a long time to be a fire fighter and he deserves a great retirement. I'm sure you'll both enjoy this new chapter in your lives. :)

Cozy Little House said...

Love the new stools! And the big lamp in the kitchen. Wish I could put one in there. No room!
Brenda

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

The stools are so pretty. Congrats to Hubby's retirement. I cannot wait til mine retires. He has about 5 more years.

Katie Mansfield said...

So cute. I love the graphics!

cynthia lee designs said...

Kelly...I love your new stools!! My husband retired and decided to go back to work...the company he works for now has him working from home everyday. It seemed weird at first, but I do like having him at home.
~Cindy

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

There's nothing quite like black and white. It just always looks right. I'm crushing on those bar stools, too! Everything looks great, Kelly! Congrats on your hubby's retirement!

Art and Sand said...

I love your new stools!

Have fun with your new life. It will be a change for sure. My husband retired before me, but it was still and adjustment. We both love all the time we have together.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Looks great Kelly!....and congrats to your hubby on his retirement!

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

Maybe you have seen the commercials from Target where everything is black and white? It's a great combo that always looks elegant. I sense you're leaning toward more modern touches lately, and I'm feeling the same way. I love the combo of rustic with modern, and your home really lends itself well to that look.

Congratulations to your hubby on his retirement. If he's like most men, he probably has mixed feelings about it. It's important he find something he enjoys doing, if he doesn't have anything already...or the recliner might get a little too much use lol. I predict you can keep him pretty busy though. Maybe a new firepit? ;)

Debra Pashkowsky said...

The stools are so cute. It is fun how a little change can perk the house up.

Eilis said...

The stools look perfect in your kitchen. Congratulations to you and your husband on his retirement!

Scribbler said...

Congratulations on your husband's retirement! This will be a wonderful change in your lives.

I like your new stools a lot -- if I didn't already have some that I like I would go find some. I love black and white as the base for a house -- there is a lot of it running through my own house. What is great is that you can add any color, especially bright ones, and it really pops. Or you can take it all away, and it has a really sleek graphic look.

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

I love those stools, they look great!I would like to change out our stools but they're in perfect condition and I'd have to do some fancy talking to convince my husband lol! Now that I think about I do have some gift cards from Target, maybe I could use them for a stool change? lol xoKathleen

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love your new stools and placemats, Kelly! Congrats to your husband...new adventures ahead!
We'll be in the same place in the next year or so...xo

Finding Grace Interiors said...

Hi Kelly! I love your new stools and place mats! Congrats to your hubby on his retirement!

Bliss said...

Love the stools and the placemats.

Linda said...

Loving the black and white accents!
Your stools add to the room.
Congratulations on your hubbys retirement!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Those stools look great! Congrats to your husband!

Suzanne said...

Everything looks so fresh and pretty and clean! I love the lamp on the counter, too. Have a great weekend!