Sunday, December 11, 2011

~Kitchen Banquette~

Happy Monday everyone! Gary and I have been doing some kitchen remodelling..We have tried so many different looks for the kitchen nook area and all I have shared with you...and every time I think we have it right, we don't....whoa is one night it came to us we needed a banquette. That was it a light bulb went off in our tiny little heads LOL.
Our oldest daughter's boyfriend who is not only a cutie pie but a honest to goodness sweetheart custom designed and built this beautiful banquette for us. 
Come with me for a look behind the plastic wall...
And with the wave of the magic wand, the unveiling. By George I think we might have it right now :)
 You can click on any photo to enlarge if you like. We love how it turned out and couldn't be happier. Our windows were not framed in so daughters boyfriend  custom framed all around the window and sill for us. Gary and I purchased a new kitchen table and chairs they match the center island. Also we had the seat cushions custom made out of white vinyl with red piping. Easy to wipe off when the little ones come to visit or the big people spill (Gary) don't tell him I said that. LOL

 Bead board was used for the design, I love the large bead board and can see lots and lots more bead board in my future.

 I remade the curtains by cutting them down and adding tap tops with ruffles ~ they were a bit heavy and I didn't want to use a curtain rod that had to be screwed into the  beautiful wood trim molding, so I put on my thinking cap and came up with using a shower curtain rod. I now its a bit silly but it works for now until I find a rod with some bulk, the spring rods I found were all too flimsy to support the weight of the curtains.

 I love, love the window molding..I see more window molding in our future too...

 I added the red trim to the white chandelier hats, they look more dressed up now in their red party hats.
 While shopping the other day down town Modesto, we wondered into a store called the Dented Chef and there I found this restaurant style pastry plate and cover, I was so delighted since I had been looking for one.

 The art work in our kitchen is by Catherine Holman who is an incredibly talented Folk Artist. Gary and I have 11 pieces from her collection. I have also purchased prints for gifts. We have one original the rest are prints that we have custom framed. They are so much fun to have and everyone loves them when they come into our kitchen. The color is joyful and happy.

 Some of Catherine's prints you can have your name printed on to personalize them for yourself or a gift.

This sweet yummy cupcake Folk Art is an original from Catherine. You can visit Catherine at her blog and see all her beautiful creativeness at Pigment of your Imagination

I think knobs would be nice to have on the kitchen cabinets and crown molding to finish off the kitchen.
We have also been working in the front room and dinning room.. I can't wait to show you what we have been up too.

Joining in the week with the following ladies;

Susan~Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday

Kim~Savvy southern Style WOW Us Wednesday

Bunny Jean~ Bunny Jeans Decor and More Bunny Hop Wednesday

Honey~2805 A Potpourri Party every Friday
 Shabby Sugar Pink Boutique Friday Fun Link up Party

Thank you for visiting today, I still have a lot of catching up to do with you all and email's to answer. Gee-whiz I sure wish were were more hours in a day.. don't you?.