I said I wasn't ready to show you my nook area...
but here goes...
I'm going to be brave.
I can already hear the sounds of a flat and fading trumpet section fizzle into the air.
I hate that it is such a blah area, because in my mind I know what I want it to look like!!
Cozy. Inviting. Charming.
Not so much.
There's my big ol blank of a nothing wall. You have to imagine with me that someday it will look maybe something like:
|photo from Country Living, Easy Kitchen Transformations|
see what I mean? You already know I want to have some kind of banquette or bench seating. I don't have windows like this, but I love the architectural arch, the plates on the wall....
Maybe some open shelving?
So, I am starting with this:
We've had this table for awhile, and a few years ago I thought my white table with the natural wood top would look great in all black. It did, except you know what black does? It shows every little piece of white lint and dust the minute you step away from cleaning it. Ugh.
So guess what I'm painting it?
(I'm hearing Michael Jackson's song, "It's black, it's white, say yeah yeah yeah...."
Here's the progress so far. I'm looking forward to the white again. I'm going to keep the chairs black- I think the contrast will look nice.
Here's another look at my embarrassingly blank wall. (it hasn't always been like this- I did have some "stuff" up there- I've just been in rearranging mode)
So imagine with me, if you will, a white table, some kind of bench seating, maybe open shelving and some art, a new lantern or drum shade light fixture, curtains that hang properly!
and a smiling girl.