Monday, November 16, 2009

Coffee House Comfort

I started this Coffee House Comfort makeover on my kitchen months ago. First we stained the oak cabinets mahogany, next we painted the walls and finally I am getting to the accessories. It's been quite a slow process. Before I was working a project like this would get done in a couple of weeks. Now, it's taking months. Partially because I am changing my style and trying new things. So I have to think it through a little more. But it seems that trying new things is going well - I'm really happy with my weekend project!

Remember the big blank wall in the kitchen that had a lone clock on it?

Well, here it is now! A big collection of a bunch of things I love. On the left I added some decals!! The door swings back to open on that side of the wall so I couldn't put anything there that wasn't flat and the whole wall was thrown off balance if I didn't have anything there at all. Decals, the perfect solution!

The text was chosen by my daughter, Mackenzie - The Road Less Traveled by Robert Frost. (She's my girl!)
I used our Delicate Moss vinyl and I love it on the sienna wall. White was too bright. Beige was a tad dull. Chocolate was well, more dark brown, not something my house needs. The Delicate Moss was surprisingly fresh and I love it!

The large piece of art is a Ribba frame from Ikea - it comes with the large white matte, it was something like $10-$15. Ikea has options for art but I didn't like any of them so I came home and went through my printed papers and for less than $1 added a favorite piece to the frame. I love it and it's also where I pulled the green color for the vinyl.
On the shelf I have a small collection of H's for our last name, and one of my faves, a vintage porcelain glove mold. I really like the way everything works together and gives me an eclectic coffee house feel without a coffee house theme. There is nothing coffee related at all. No coffee cups, or words like espresso, cappuccino etc - I don't really go for theme decorating. I just wanted the eclectic, warm feel with bold colors (and a coffee scented candle for good measure). I think I achieved it! :)


Jen said...

Looks Great!

The DIY Show Off said...

GREAT job! I love out it fills in the space. I love the text too. Perfect!

Thanks so much for your comment a few minutes ago. I was so nervous and it's the first one I received. I was getting worried. Thanks for being such a good friend and making me feel better! (and for the votes!)

Have a great week!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

The perfect place to have coffee. I love the excerpt from the poem too. That is a favorite of mine that my Dad often quoted.

Jenny @ DIY Newlyweds said...

What a great kitchen makeover! I'm thinking about staining my kitchen cabinets also. What type and brand of stain did you use? Did you need to do a lot of sanding beforehand?

Cha Cha said...

I love it, it makes such a statement. Thanks for sharing.
Cha Cha