Sunday, June 5, 2011

~New Kitchen Chairs & a Question~

 Wow! its already June and we are still having rain and wind this weekend...hows the weather in your neck of the woods?.
A few weeks ago I went shopping for new kitchen chairs and ended up at Pier One Imports. I love this store....well anyway I came across a chair that is called the Dana Chair its all white and padded and you can  dress the chair in any slip cover you want to create the look you desire ( I am always changing things so slip covers are perfect for me ) LOL. 
I found these slip covers at Pier One Imports too they are made especially  for the the Dana Chair.
I could not resit the red and white toile and checked slip covers. .


 Oh, and just look at the sweet checkered  ruffles. These slip covers were calling my name....
 So now I have a question for you all, I am going to paint the table and the buffet table with the new chalk paint.
For the kitchen table should I keep the legs green and paint the top white or paint the entire table white. Also the buffet should I paint it all white or green on the bottom  and white on the top. You know the buffet the one  we just took the hutch top off and Gary hung the shelves above..that one...
 The  kitchen counter back splash is going to be changed out. Gary and I have samples of tile.   I will show you the one we choose on my next post so please do not pay any attention to  the busy not so pretty back slash..


So a few weeks ago I won a wonderful giveaway from Mardon at Blushing Rose 
 You all know Marydon well she made these adorable table placemats, I lined my white napkin holder with them. They are so sweet and I think they added a fun and pretty touch to the kitchen table.
Thank you Marydon for making them and choosing my name..I love, love, love them especially since you made them..
I hope you all have a sweet week and that mother nature is on her best  behavior.

Today I'm joining in with Susan from Between Naps on the Porch 
Also Cielo from House in Roses
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49 comments:

Sandy said...

I love, love your red slipcovers. What about painting the table legs white and the top a beautiful dark wood color? I'm sure whatever you do will be just stunning!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

The red slipcovers are so cheery! I like the idea of two colors for the table. Really sweet placemats you won.

Karie's Chic Creations said...

OMGosh, I love those slipcovers. Gorgeous! Hmmmm! I agree, how about painting the legs light color and the top dark? Just a thought. You will do a great job whatever you chose. Thanks for sharing, Hugs, Karie

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

These are so pretty, Elizabeth! Just my style, too. They look great in the kitchen!

Cindy said...

Elizabeth, those chairs and slips are gorgeous!!! I am so happy for you! They are just the pop of color that you need in there. You won some beautiful place mats, so nice to win hand made things, eh?
I like the idea of white legs, too, maybe a dark top. Then do the same with the sideboard, perhaps? Not sure, I need to see the whole room better to really say.
Hugs, Cindy

The Dragonfly On Iron Gate said...

Saw your post and just wanted to tell you what very good taste you have !!! : ) you'll have to check out my blog.. http://thedragonflyonirongate.blogspot.com/2011/05/memorial-day.html
from two weeks ago.. Do you just love those chairs. They are so nice. I have several of the colors and love that you can take them off to spot clean. I think the red and white check is one of the best covers they have had in awhile. your kitchen is a great place for them !!! Jules ♥

Shelia said...

What darling slipcovers! Love love love them.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shelia said...

What darling slipcovers! Love love love them.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Tracy said...

Those are too cute! I love the green with the red, but the white would really pop too - I think you can't lose either way!

Vee said...

Love your new slipcovers and the chair itself looks as if it would be very comfortable. As for paint colors, I'm useless so I won't muddy the water with a choice. Why chalk paint? Do you mean the kind that you can write on?

Your home always looks perfectly bright and cheerful to me, which is a really good thing if you are having so much rain. Hope the sun shines for you soon!

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Hello, I saw your link at one of the parties... Oh, how I LOVE those chairs. I love red, that's what made me look at your blog! And I wouldn't change a thing: that table looks PERFECT with the chairs!! I can't see the buffet, but either white or green sounds nice. Anyway, I'm supposed to be on a blogging break, just taking a few mins to cruise around, but I had to tell you how much I love those chairs! ;)
Best,
Gloria

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Elizabeth, I love your new chairs! I saw those slip covers at Pier 1 and thought they were wonderful. So great to actually see them in use...they are as awesome as I thought they would be! I'm probably no help on the paint decision. I am so intrigued by the new chalk paint. It looks so easy to use. I can't wait to see your table when it's done!

Scribbler said...

Too cute! I would probably paint the table white. I, too, am eager to try the new chalk paint.

Farah Muzaffar said...

Very rich in colour and beautify your room... such a beauty they are... Thanks for sharingits very great to see them
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Love
Farah

JudyBug said...

Love your slipcovers. I like anything I can change when I tire of a look...especially if it won't cost me a bundle to change. Just looks great!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I am in love with your new slip covers! I am in the process of painting my table too. I am going with all creamy chippy white, but I may do something special to the top...still thinking about it. Looking forward to see what you decide.
Hugs,
Penny

Marydon said...

Gmorn Elizabeth ~ What a fabulous set of slip covers for those chairs. Great idea & I DO love the colors/combos.

I am so tickled that the placemats blend in perfectly with the touch of red ... so happy you won them.

For the paint ... I'd go all white so not to 'box' yourself in with the green for future changes you make. A nice creamy chic white.

Have a beautiful day, Elizabeth. We are getting ready for the next near 100s heat wave tomorrow.

TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Becky said...

The chairs are beautiful! I think the idea of white legs/bottom and dark top is good. Some contrast going on. But all white would be my next choice. One thing I am sure of....it will be beautiful whatever you do! Have fun!

bj said...

Anyone that can fall in love with these adorable slipcovers will come up with a KNOCK US OUT look for her table. I love it alll just the way it is..
hugs, bj

Sweetladyelaine said...

Your slip covers are too cute! I'm not sure of your color scheme but it loooks like red, white and green. If it is,I would paint the table legs white and leave the top as is or a darker shade. Your sideboard I would paint either all white or leave the top the same as the top of the table with pretty green knobs.
I think it would look wonderful as long as you coordinate both peices.
I would also add trim to my curtains to tie it together.
I do love your room and you can do so many things....isn't it hard to decide?
I am looking forward to seeing the finished product! Good Luck!
Blessings My Friend,

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

I absolutely LOVE the chairs and slipcovers. I would leave the table legs as they are and paint the top a soft vanilla white, milk paint, kinda sheer. I would do the buffet table in matching shades, same way or reversed. I think the green is lovely, so maybe do the buffet table mainly in the same green with off white accents. More green than white is what I am trying to say. Either way it is so perky and fun and cheerful and beautiful! I am happy for you!!!
Julie

Ms. Bake-it said...

I love your slipcovers! I wish they had that pattern in white and blue. What a sweet giveaway you won! The placemats are perfect for your table.

~ Tracy

Linda said...

I love those slip covers...wonderful! I think you should leave the top wood...it's easier to keep up...we re finished our table and hutch and painted the chairs...it made all the difference.

Happy@Home said...

Your new slipcovers are adorable. They look so pretty, cheery and comfy. I rather like the green table legs. I think a centerpiece that tied the red and green together would be nice. (maybe geraniums in summer and Christmas possibilities would be endless). I can also see a creamy white tabletop.
I know whatever you decide will be very nice.
Congratulations on your giveaway win. Very pretty gifts.

Country Dreaming said...

Great chairs and slipcovers. The red is so cheerful!
I agree with Ric Rac on the colors.

Melinda

Angie said...

I saw these same slipcovers in a Pier One ad a while ago and bout flipped out 'cause they are so adorable and just the look and color I love, but haven't been able to find them in my store or online. I think you made a perfect choice and they look great in your kitchen! Can't wait to see what else you do!

JENNIFER, said...

Hi Elizabeth! your chairs and table are gorgous! I love the slip covers. I would go with an all white table and buffet just because I like to change things all the time, it would go with everything in the future if you should decide to change things again. I love your home! Thank you for leaving me such a sweet comment when I was gone, I'm so glad I'm back to visiting again :o) have a super week! hugs, Jennifer

Denise said...

I found your blog through someone else's someone else's...you know what I mean...it's fun to just travel with different bloggers and see where it leads you. Love, love, love the chairs...I have not been in a Pier 1 in a very long time, but I also do red and white so will have to go take a look...if even only for the end chairs. Thanks for sharing and I will visit often. Getting ready to pick up a can of chalk paint as well...they stock it in Tampa, a short drive from where I used to live. Hoping to have great success with it. denise

Hope Filled Living said...

I love, love, love the read slipcovers! I'm sure whatever color you choose will be great for your table-you have great taste!
Hugs,
Mary

Janet said...

I just love those slipcovers! I'm not sure what to say about painting your table. I really like that idea and you could always paint over it, if you changed your mind.
Thanks for sharing!
Blessings,
Janet

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Love your new chairs and slipcovers ROCK! Aren't you glad our weather is getting close to normal? Although I'll be thrilled if we stay below 100 for a good long time!

Oh and I have to say I like Sandy's idea - white legs and dark top.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Those chairs are adorable. I can certainly see why you bought them.
As far as the table goes...I am no judge at all so won't give an opinion on that. Your table will be perfect no matter your choice. No doubt about it!

Auntie Bliss said...

Love the red!!! So pretty!

Carolyn said...

OMGosh, I'm totally drooling over your slipcovers! My kitchen is done in red and white with black appliances (except my fridge) and I want these BAD! I will be heading to Pier One soon. As for the painting...I'm probably odd man out here, but I would do it all white and distress it. But then, that's the look that I love. It's a bit hard without seeing the whole room, but I'm sure whatever you decide will be perfect! Make yourself happy. :)
I'm so glad I came across your blog. Stop by and visit mine sometime if you have a minute! I'll be back a lot....I have to see what you finally decide! LOL

The Dragonfly On Iron Gate said...

I got your note asking for the color of my cabinets. They came that way when we ordered them. But I had other things to match out. I painted a mirror I got from Homegoods to match. I'll look for the can of paint this weekend and get you the color code. There is a brown glaze over the paint too. It's very thinly applied. let me see if I can find this for you !! Jules (ps.. love your chairs .. )

Beverly said...

I love those slipcovers. I should visit Pier 1 more often.I would probably paint the table all white, but I'm sure what you decide will be perfect. Anxious to hear how you like the chalk paint.
Where did you find it. I have a table to paint for our little trailer.

Kathy said...

Saw your chairs and covers at Pier 1.
Love them!
Perfect in your sweet home.
Whatever you decide will be perfect! Paint away...
xoxo~kathy @
sweet Up-North Mornings...

Catherine Holman said...

I've fallen in love with your slipcovers! I like the green legs, but everyone is different. Go with what you love!
Hugs,
Cathie

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Hi, Elizabeth! I'm your newest Follower now, and I still want your chairs!!!!!!! ;)
Best,
Gloria

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. 1st. the Slip covers are Beautiful love the red and white sweet lady !! I would paint the entire table and buffet White. But this is me sweet lady. I know you will do the color you like this is your Kitchen~~ I came over to Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my new Tablescape. I hope ypu have a Great Week. keep cool !!!
XXOO Diane

Kathy and Robert said...

Seeing your beautifully decorated home makes me miss mine so much! There's just not much you can do to an RV except accentuate. I'll have to revisit you periodically for my "fix!" The slipcovers are spendid.
Kathy

Ana said...

Love, love, love your new chairs Elizabeth. They add such a pretty pop of cheery color. They were a great find and are perfect for your sweet kitchen. I know that what ever you decide to do with the sideboard and table it will all look absolutely beautiful in the end. Can't wait to see it all done.

It's been very warm, muggy and overcast here all week... Your swim party and BBQ sound like tons of fun...Enjoy your weekend family fun my dear friend... A dip in the pool sure sounds awesome right about now :-)

Much love to you,
♥Ana

Lallee said...

You have lots of painting suggestions and are probably already painting, so I'll look forward to seeing what you do. The chairs are too fabulous. Crazy about those red covers!!!!!

Savories of Life said...

I just had to say along with everyone else that you did a great job with your kitchen. I am glad you won those placemats. it is fun to win things- I never win blog giveways althoguh I try almost all I find. Have a great day!

Jackie said...

Cute! :-)

Kathleen Grace said...

Eeeek! i would love to weigh in on what color to paint the table but I just can't take my eyes off those chairs. ♥ LOVE! ♥

AlessandraLace said...

I really love these chairs. hugs

Liebelei said...

The slipcovers are so beautiful and i love red!!!

Wunderschöne Hussen!!!

Hugs,Lea

notes of sincerity said...

I am *in love* with your chairs!! :o)