I mentioned that our kitchen gets a lot of natural light. Maybe too much. We have blinds but they look kind of "unfinished" since our living room and breakfast room have drapes. So, I finally decided to add roman shades to the kitchen windows and chose a fabric from Calico Corners that should arrive soon.
I'm going to sew them myself, but make them fixed, so hopefully, they turn out. I think the shades will soften the windows and add a bit of color to the room- I chose a blue and white Ikat. I considered adding wooden shades, but after bringing some home to see in the space, decided against it. I think the fabric will look better.
And, inspired by Emily A. Clark, over the weekend I painted the inside of our open kitchen cabinets dark gray. It looks so much better, I can't believe I didn't paint them sooner. The shelves still need to be styled and I'll be adding white ceramic pitchers, like the one below. I found a couple at Homegoods for just $10, but I need a few more.
Doesn't the pitcher look pretty holding the hydrangeas? I often forget that flowers don't have to go in traditional vases- pitchers, mason jars, and cups make beautiful vessels for flowers. Here, I had to use floral wire to hold the stems together more tightly so they stayed bunched up.
I'll be sharing the roman shades and kitchen cabinets with you soon.
* * * * *Also, I'm super excited to be taking James to hang out with my girl Cassie (Hi Sugarplum) and her kids in Galveston this week. Cassie has become a wonderfully close friend and I really appreciate her so much. She is the real deal. Her kids are just awesome and they got along great with my son- don't you just love when that happens?! Her daughter is seriously adorable and kept picking up James and holding him like a baby doll- (he didn't mind, in fact, he enjoyed it:) Can you believe her son is almost as tall as me??!! He's only 11! And when they left our house he said, "Thanks for having us over!" So sweet . . .
I chimed in on Cassie's fun Marry, Make Out, and Muzzle series where I shared my fantasy men with y'all- so fun. Go visit HERE.
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Have a great day!
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