This is a BEFORE photo of my kitchen.
Although I like having touches of black in my white kitchen, these dark chairs and table started to feel too dark. Especially since I don’t get a lot of natural light in here after the morning hours.
Funny when I look at this photo, I still like this look. And I might have kept them black except for my brown sectional that’s next to this kitchen. The combination of my dark chocolate sectional which I have a love/hate relationship with
( love how comfy it is, sick-of-the-color)
and this black table and chairs created a heaviness in this space. Do you do this kind of balancing act with color too? It felt like something needed to change.
You can see more of my before kitchen HERE.
Anyway, since I can’t afford a new couch I decided to focus on what I could change so I painted the furniture. You can see how I sanded, dismantled the chairs and used a chalk paint recipe HERE.
I won’t deny it, painting chairs are a lot of work (thanks Dad for your help).
But now that it’s done, I’m SO happy with it. I’m just loving all the white.
What do you think? I took this picture in the morning.
Black table in background (ignore smudgy island)
White table in background
Black chairs next to brown sectional
White chairs next to brown sectional
Well that’s it for now. I’ll be back with photos of the whole kitchen
(hopefully with better lighting)
when I’m finished with my kitchen island chalk art. Now that the wedding’s over I finally have time to finish it! Although I still think the biggest transformation has been the white-chalk painted fireplace in this room, it changed the entire feeling in here. Amazing what paint can do.
In the meantime…this weekend is the annual Mother-Son dance at Michael’s school and it’s my Mom’s birthday on Sunday so I’ll be doing a little brunch. So I’m off to check out recipes….
I sure hope you have a wonderful weekend!
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