As much as I love the black and white bones of our DIY vintage industrial kitchen, I've been craving the addition of colour in the space for quite a while now. The last few weeks of pregnancy have really ignited some sort of maniacal nesting monster in me, and it's really worked to my advantage - I'm getting lots of projects done around the house! With the addition of some colour (in the form of fabric, paint and accessories), I transformed our "almost done" kitchen into my final, beautiful dream kitchen this past week.
When I saw this fabric from Fabric.com, I instantly knew it would be the inspiration for the colour I'd infuse into this space. It has my favourite colour - turquoise - and it's modern without being too harsh. I love the bits of grey in the pattern to tie in my soft grey wall colour, and the fact that the fabric looked a little "distressed" which echoes my DIY shabby chic chalk painted table and gallery wall artwork. The fabric is an indoor/outdoor fabric, which works really well for drapes since it's easy to clean and won't fade.
I made four drape panels with grommet tops to dress the bay window in our breakfast nook (I'll share that simple tutorial soon), and look at the difference they make in this space! They make the walls looks higher, and they add so much warmth and cheer to our kitchen.
I also painted our old & boring metal bar stools with DIY chalk paint in a happy turquoise colour (I made the paint exactly the same way I made it for our table) and distressed the edges slightly so a little bit of black would show through. I reupholstered the seat cushions in the same fabric as the curtains (I'll also share this tutorial soon). They add just the right amount of colour into the kitchen and tie in the new drapes well. Plus, I only spent about $30 on them as opposed to the $350 I was considering on spending to buy new stools!
(I was completely giddy with excitement to stage and photograph this room, and took great joy in the 3.5 seconds that it was clean until my little monsters - and me - descended upon it again!)
I love how my teal hobnail glasses (from Zulily) look with the new pops of colour in this room. They look so pretty with a simple table setting using white & mint plates, gold chargers, and chartreuse green napkins.
The colours make me dream of summer. Some greenery (fake, because that's the only way I can keep it looking pretty) adds the finishing touch to the table, island, window sill and stove area.
I love the relaxed, family-friendly vibe of our breakfast nook. We spend so much time here!
It makes me so proud of my hubby and myself to think about where we started with this kitchen:
When we were "almost done":
And where we are now:
A lot of dreaming and a lot of DIY goes a long way with a small budget! I'm looking forward to spending many, many years with my little family of (almost) 5 in our kitchen - flipping pancakes, baking cookies, telling each other about our day, praying, and laughing.
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It looks SO GREAT, Christina! You and Sean have really worked hard on that house, and it has totally paid off. Way to go!
Where did you get the ceiling fan from?Love it!
Thanks for sharing!
Hi! The fan is by Kichler. We bought ours through Direct Buy, but lots of lighting stores carry the Kichler brand.
Love, love, love your kitchen! Thanks for linking it up to the party! Just pinned to the BHG board!
Thank you so much, Karianne! What an exciting honor. Thanks for the great link party and for visiting my blog!
i love the room. i love the industrial feel with the soft touches of the curtain fabric and the turquoise. i clicked on the link for the fabric but it didn't bring me to your fabric. do you remember the name or the manufacturer?
Thank you so much, Cindy! The fabric is P Kaufmann Indoor/Outdoor Silsila Poolside. Fabric.com must not have it in stock at the moment. 🙁
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found your kitchen today over @ The Turquoise Home - had to pop over and say congrats - this room is amazing! Love that fabric your chose for the curtains.
Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG
sorry make that @ House of Turquoise...LOL
Thanks, Cheryl! I LOVE House of Turquoise - so awesome that they featured my kitchen. Thanks so much for visiting my blog!
Beautiful kitchen!! Love the kids pictures hanging behind the table! Where is the rod and hooks from? Thank you
Beautiful kitchen!! Love the hooks and rod behind the table to showcase child art work! Where is it from! Thank you!!
Thank you, Brianna! The rod and hooks are from Ikea - it's just a drapery rod and hooks.
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I saw your kitchen on House of Turquoise today and clicked through because I LOVE your curtains! They're exactly what I've been looking for for my dining room. Sadly, the link takes me to fabric.com's home page, not to the fabric itself. Do you know the name of it so i can search for it?
Thanks, Megan. I really love them too! The fabric is P Kaufmann Indoor/Outdoor Silsila Poolside. Fabric.com must not have it in stock at the moment. 🙁
I LOVE YOUR KITCHEN!!!!!!! You make me want to paint my chairs black and always have pretty place settings on my table! Great job!
Thanks so much, Molly! I was so lucky because the table and chairs were a hand-me-down from my mom, and she had already painted the chairs black and I just loved them!
Love this color combination. What is the name of the wall color. I have been looking for a neutral tone that will look good with blue. This looks great.
Hi, Danielle! Our wall colour is Seashell Grey by Valspar. It love it because it's a very soft grey - almost white. Thank you!
Your kitchen is stunning! We are just finishing up a remodel right now and I love your bar stools! Can you tell me where you found them? The shape and size are just right. Love the fabric too! Wow, I would never leave that room if it was in my house!
Thanks so much, Eileen! Our stools were a gift from my inlaws several years ago. They were from Walmart I believe. I really love my kitchen and I certainly spend a lot of time there!
I too tried the link for the fabric to no avail.....did a search though and found it on another site ... Hope 19 a yard isn't a bad price! Love your work on your kitchen!
Glad you found it, Deb! I think that sounds like a good price. I believe I paid around $17/yard for it on sale. Thank you so much! 🙂
Hi can you PLEASE tell me the brand and name of ceiling fan? I have very similar pendants over my island and have been looking for alight above my table! I LOOOOVE this!!!
OOOPs saw the post above..missed it : )
Hi, Kelly! Thanks for visiting! Yes, my fan is Kichler (as is most of my lighting). I really love it!
Where are your 2 lights above the island from? Great job on your remodel!
They are by Kichler and we purchased them from Direct Buy. Thank you!
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Hi from Ontario. I found my way over from your kitchen feature at House of Turquoise. Your kitchen is gorgeous and I love the colours and style. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for visiting, Elizabeth!
Beautiful kitchen! Love how fresh and inviting, yet family friendly, it is. Where did you get the family rules wall art and frame?
Thanks so much, Kristen. I found the art & frame at Winners/Homesense (which is Homegoods if you're in the USA).
Beautiful kitchen/eating nook. I would love to do the same treatment(s) to my bay windows. Can you provide info on the curtain rods? Thanks!
Thanks, Alisa! The curtain rods were just inexpensive ones from Home Depot. I bought two small ones and one long one, and mounted them on top of each of the three windows.
I like the eat, pray, love artwork. Is that something you created?
Yes, it's something I made and you can download it for yourself here: http://thediymommy.com/our-breakfast-nook-rotating-art-wall-free-eat-pray-love-printables/ Thanks!
LOVE this kitchen! Can you tell me where the sink and countertops are from? Are they from IKEA, the same as the cabinets? Thanks for your time!
Thanks so much, Jennifer! Yes, the sink and countertops are also from Ikea. I love our huge sink, and I white washed and sealed the butcher block counter tops and they're great too!
I'm building my kitchen from scratch, and I wanted the look of built-in fridge. So, when I saw your kitchen remodel it was fate! I'm using everything from Ikea that I can grab up,especially cabinets. So, how and what did you do to get your fridge/ cabinets flush? 2 thumbs up on your kitchen! !
Thanks so much, Susan! We placed them a few inches away from the walls, and then bought the wider side panels and cut them down to the size we needed. So, there's a gap between the wall and the back of the cupboards, but it's hidden by the wide side panels. We were plotting ways to use the gap (like building custom cupboard boxes), but we ran out of time and did it this way.
hello! I love your website and the kitchen redo! Do you remember the turquoise color you used on your stools?
I'm trying to figure out which ceiling fan you have up there from Kitchler. Any chance you could help? Thanks!