Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Kitchen Make Over!

My husband and I bought a brand new home and moved in the week before Christmas in the pouring rain ! Insane? Totally! But they made us a deal we couldn't refuse. The great thing about new construction is you get to decorate with a blank canvas! First project: The Kitchen! My plan all along was to do something along the lines of a darkish sage green. Then one day I got a case of the crazy's and went with RED! BARN RED!! And you know what? I LOVE IT! It's very "Bistro-ish". I love Paris and Italy and it reminds me of those places, so every time I go in my kitchen, it takes me to a happy place. :) Below are "progress pictures". For some reason I think it may always be a "work in progress", lol. I will post a "final reveal" as soon as I can. Anyway, I hope you enjoy. It's been so much fun! I can't wait to tackle the other rooms, now!

Green or Red???



For some reason, my camera decided to capture this shot
and make it look like a french bordello!! It's really a deep barn
red. Martha Stewart's BARN RED to be exact!
I decided to move the clock. I didn't like it
against the red wall.


  1. To one rooster to another...looks fantastic. Come join my newbie party going on right now. You will be sure to make some new friends today!!~

  2. Love, love, love it!!!! I am redoing my kitchen right now and am going with a red and tan theme with creamy white and black accents. I can't wait to get it done. I am a rooster lover, as well, and I love all yours! Can't wait to see the final finished pictures. Everything looks great so far!

  3. I love the red! And Ivy sure is a cutie too! :)

  4. I am so glad you joined in. Please add my link or button and join me as a new friend if you will:)
    Have fun!!~ XO

  5. Oh yeah!, love the red, and the roosters "BONUS"!!!...I made a little side table for the top porch, with guess what:a rooster!!
    Hope you check it out.

  6. Nice and bright - looks wonderful!

  7. I found you at Debbie-Doos and am now following. I love red and roosters and I always love to follow someone who is redecorating. Stop and visit me at http://www.paintordig.blogspot.com

  8. Red has always been one of my favorite colors! How nice to have a brand new house! So fun to decorate! Just found your lovely blog via Debbie's Newbie Party. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
    Have a wonderful day!

  9. The barn-red is lovely! I think red is a perfect color for kitchens or dinning-rooms! You did a great job! :)


  10. I was kind of shocked at first with the intensity of the red, but the more pics I saw with all your great accessories, the more WOWED I became. It looks wonderful. I'm lovin' your green canisters. I'm a new follower.

  11. Love the red so warm, inviting and sophisticated.

  12. Red is my favorite! I love how it turned out! I found you through Debbiedoo's and am now a follower. I would love for you to come check out my blog as well!