I continue to update my 1970's knotty pine kitchen. In a previous post I shared that I painted my cabinets gray. As a back splash alternative I used Duralee Faux Snakeskin fabric and trimmed it out with nail heads. This vignette with the pewter plate and urns stayed the same. So did the back splash. I love the faux snake skin fabric and nail head trim as much if not more than when I added it more than two years ago. If you missed that post, go here.
I decided to change the window treatments to this Schumacher chevron fabric, High Voltage.
To this set of four, found at a consignment store.
|Modern Chrome and Leather Vintage Chair|
Not much changed in the kitchen prep area. I made a faux roman shade for above the sink and changed the red French canister set for a set of stainless.
The eat-in area change up was more dramatic.
It's a little difficult to see, but the new light fixture is a horizontal stainless bar with hanging crystals. I also did full length window treatments in the chevron fabric. I like the look of the longer draperies. I left the door uncovered. You can see the draperies and new chairs better in this next image.
I love how the chairs look. I swapped out a sisal rug bound in black for this Greek key rug.
This next image is looking into the kitchen from the laundry/pantry, still a work in progress.
I also changed up the vignette on the small sideboard. I love the color and size of this vintage piece. I keep all my tablecloths, place mats, and napkins in it.
I kept the Versace print which I've had for years. I totally love it. It's been in several rooms in the house. I added the houndstooth cylinder, some silver driftwood to go with the "silver" in the room, a new lamp and shade, and of course my signature orb. The orb is sitting on a vintage book with a chevron pattern. The book--another design element that I love to use--was shown in another post about some of my vintage finds. If you missed that, go here.
That closed door next to the server is my laundry/pantry. I'll be sharing that soon.
Hey, it's done and posted. Click on the highlighted words to see the laundry/pantry.
What do you think about the changes?
What have you done to update an out-of-date kitchen?